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Monday, July 10, 2017

Meriwest Empowers High School Students to Make Informed Financial Decisions through Innovative New Program

SAN JOSE, CA – July 5, 2017  Meriwest Credit Union today announced a new initiative to bring financial literacy education to local high school students by providing them with access to the EverFi™ — Financial Literacy/ Vault™ — Understanding Money learning platform. This web-based program uses the latest in new media technology –simulations, avatars, gaming and adaptive-pathing – to bring complex financial concepts to life for today’s digital generation. Through this platform, students will become certified in hundreds of topics in personal finance, allowing them to become more informed, responsible citizens. Meriwest has partnered with EverFi, Inc. to bring the interactive financial management program to these high/elementary school students at no cost to the school(s).

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Thursday, June 29, 2017

Meriwest Sponsors FHLB Grant for Habitat for Humanity Development

SAN JOSE, CA – June 15, 2017– $162,500 Housing Grant for Low Income First-Time Home-buyers

Meriwest Credit Union announced today that they have sponsored a successful Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco Affordable Housing Program grant application on behalf of the Habitat for Humanity East Bay/Silicon Valley. The Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco uses their profits to support affordable housing projects. Member institutions, such as Meriwest Credit Union, can sponsor Affordable Housing Program applications from community development organizations with residential projects in need of financing.

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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Meriwest and Autoland, LLC Partner to Support Local Non-Profit

SAN JOSE, CA – May 11, 2017 – Assistance League of San Jose’s Readers are Leaders Program

Meriwest Credit Union was proud to recently sponsor Assistance League of San Jose with a $3,000 grant through Autoland, LLC - Auto Buying's charitable grant program. The funds will help support ALSJ's Readers are Leaders program.

“It’s truly gratifying to partner with Autoland to support such an amazing group of volunteers shaping the future by teaching children the gift and reward of reading,” said Julie Kirsch, President & CEO of Meriwest Credit Union. “Comprehension, language, culture and discovery are just some of the gifts that influence a reader for life and it’s our privilege to play a small role in making a difference.”

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Thursday, April 13, 2017

Meriwest Credit Union Generated $108 Million Impact in Local Community

SAN JOSE, CA – April 10, 2017 – 2016 Economic Impact Project

Meriwest Credit Union participated in a 2016 year-long project, commissioned by the California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues (CCUL) in conjunction with ECONorthwest, to measure the economic impact that credit unions are making in their local communities. Credit unions’ combined ripple effect in the broader economy can’t be ignored as their financially cooperative, not-for-profit model reinvests local dollars back into local economies.

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Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Meriwest Awarded WISH & IDEA Grant Sponsorships

SAN JOSE, CA – April 3, 2017 – FHLB Approves $130K in Loan Program Grant Funds to CU

The Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco approved Meriwest Credit Union’s request for grant funds to be used to help local working families earning less than the median income access to home ownership. Meriwest Credit Union was approved for funds on two grant programs; $100k will be granted for the WISH (Workforce Initiative Subsidy for Homeownership) Program and $30k for the IDEA (Individual Development and Empowerment Account) Program. The granted funds are utilized as downpayment assistance for qualified working families in the communities Meriwest serves.
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Thursday, March 30, 2017

Meriwest Credit Union Encourages Youth to Give a Hoot About Savings

SAN JOSE, CA – Mar 30, 2017– Learning to save for what you want in life is a crucial life skill, but it’s one too few young people are learning.

That’s why for financial literacy month in April, Meriwest Credit Union will focus on helping young people develop good saving habits. Meriwest will host a savings challenge for the entire month, encouraging young people to save for something they care about and offering prizes for participating. The theme of the event is Give a Hoot About Saving.

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Thursday, March 23, 2017

Meriwest Mortgage Announces Partnership with Housing Trust Silicon Valley

SAN JOSE, CA – March 16, 2017  –  Meriwest Mortgage is excited to announce that they have partnered with the Housing Trust Silicon Valley. This new partnership allows Meriwest Mortgage to help low income, first time home buyers purchase a primary residence in Santa Clara County. This program has income eligibility guidelines based on gross annual household income along with other factors. Meriwest Mortgage will use HTSV’s low-interest second loan to assist with the borrower’s down payment and/or closing costs.

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