Third Quarter 2013

First Five Winners Selected in iChecking Promotion

Altura is awarding $500 each weekday during September

(Riverside, Calif.) Sept. 30, 2013 – Five young adults recently nabbed $500 each in a sweepstakes from Altura Credit Union to promote its iChecking account for individuals aged 18-24. Every weekday in September, Altura is giving away a $500 Visa® Gift Card. One lucky grand prize winner will receive not only $500, but also Beats by Dre and an iPad Mini.

Altura Member Wins Disney Vacation Package

$2,500 Grand Prize Was Part of “When You Wish Upon A Car” Loan Promotion

(Riverside, Calif.) Sept. 25, 2013 – Riverside resident Jessica Lopez recently won a Disney Vacation Package valued at $2,500 from Altura Credit Union, the Grand Prize of a loan promotion to let people know about Altura’s terrific auto loan rates. Four other finalists each walked away with $500. Those winners are: Jessica Abreo from Riverside, Robert Escobar from Moreno Valley, Yesenia Menodoza from Hemet and John Driskel from Corona.

Riverside Resident Wins $500 For Using Altura Debit Card

For Using Altura Debit Card

(Riverside, Calif.) Sept. 16, 2013 – Riverside resident Victor Cisneros recently won $500 for simply using his Altura Credit Union Visa® Debit Card to make a purchase. His win was part of a year-long promotion by Altura to create awareness of the convenience of using the Altura Visa Debit Card to make everyday purchases.

Rebuilding After a Financial Crisis - A Free Workshop

Sept. 19 in Riverside

(Riverside, Calif.) Sept. 4, 2013 – The last few years in the U.S. economy have derailed the money management plans of plenty of families. Job loss, a major illness, unexpected home or car repairs, piled onto an already shaky economic foundation can cause anyone to falter. Altura Credit Union is offering tips and tools for “Rebuilding After A Financial Crisis” at a free workshop on Wednesday, Sept. 19, from 7 to 8:15 a.m. at its headquarters, 2847 Campus Parkway, Riverside.

Advisor at Altura Recognized for Outstanding Performance in Investment Services

(Riverside, Calif.) August 28, 2013 – One of the advisors at Altura Credit Union, Christopher Tavares, was recently recognized with a 2012 Gold Pacesetter Award from CUSO Financial Services, LP (CFS) for outstanding performance in investment services. CUSO Financial Services, a broker dealer and Registered Investment Adviser, partners with Altura Credit Union to provide investment services for Altura members.

Altura Collects School Supplies for Local Students

Part of the County’s ‘Fill a Backpack’ Program

(Riverside, Calif.) Aug. 21, 2013 - Thanks to the generosity of Altura Credit Union employees and members, more than two dozen local children will return to school this year with backpacks full of the supplies they’ll need for a successful year. The credit union participated again this year in Riverside County’s “Fill a Backpack” program.

Cathedral City Resident Wins $500 for Using Altura Debit Card

(Riverside, Calif.) Aug. 19, 2013 – Kasey McCall, a resident of Cathedral City and member of Altura Credit Union, recently won $500 by making a purchase with her Altura Visa® Debit Card. This monthly promotion from Altura runs through the end of the year and was created to spread the word about the convenience of using an Altura Visa Debit Card to make everyday purchases.

Raise Money-Smart Kids with Altura Tips

Free Workshop in Riverside, Aug. 21;

Part of Breakfast with Altura Series

(Riverside, Calif.) Aug. 7, 2013 – Most parents want to teach money skills to their kids, but they don’t know where to begin. A free workshop from Altura Credit Union offers tips and tools that can help. “Raising Money-Smart Kids” will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 21, from 7 to 8:30 a.m., at Altura’s headquarters, 2847 Campus Parkway, Riverside.

Letter from the Governor of Oklahoma

Dear Mr. Hawkins,

Thank you for your contribution to the Oklahoma tornado relief efforts. Individuals, companies, nonprofits, and organizations have donated over $31.3 million dollars to date. Because of your kindness and generosity, we will recover and emerge better than ever.

Oklahoma’s response to hardship is well-known. The devastating tornado's of May 2013 proved to be challenging, but when times are tough, our citizens demonstrate remarkable courage, determination, resilience, and compassion --- also referred to as “The Oklahoma Standard.” That legendary standard has been displayed repeatedly in the aftermath of the storms.

Your donation has made it possible for Oklahoma to rebuild an even brighter future and for that, we are forever grateful. We will unite, recuperate, and move forward. We will do these things because we are, and always will be, Oklahoma Strong.


Mary Fallin


Altura Rolls Out Upgraded, Envelope-Free ATMs

(Riverside, Calif.) July 17, 2013 – Altura Credit Union is rolling out a new fleet of state-of-the-art ATMs throughout Riverside County. The credit union’s branches in West Hemet, Indio, Rancho Mirage and Murrieta are the first to install the new envelope-free teller machines. The changeover will continue through the end of the year to convert all 35 Altura ATMs.

Altura Awards $38,000 in College Scholarships

$1,000 Scholarships Awarded to Local High School Grads

(Riverside, Calif.) July 8, 2013 – The Altura Scholarship Foundation, the educational foundation for Riverside-based Altura Credit Union, announced that it is awarding $38,000 in college scholarships to seniors who graduated from Riverside County high schools this year. Thus far, the names of 28 recipients have been released. (See below.)