Advia Financial Blog

Learn about advantages to help you navigate today's financial world.
Community Events & Involvement

February is Black History Month

02/2024
To celebrate Black History Month, we would like to take a moment to celebrate and reflect on African-American leaders who have influenced the movement of credit unions.
Budgeting & Planning

Empowering Yourself with Student Loan Repayment

12/2023
Several months ago, a new chapter began for student loan borrowers as payments resumed following a three-year hiatus.

Holiday Spending Tips

11/2023
The holiday season is upon us, and with it comes the excitement of gift-giving, festive decorations, and, for most, holiday shopping.
Fraud & Identity Protection

International Fraud Awareness Week with Advia

11/2023
As we observe International Fraud Awareness Week (November 12-18), it presents an excellent opportunity to explore various prevalent scams and effective strategies for steering clear of them.
Fraud & Identity Protection

Stay Protected Against Card Skimmers

09/2023
We have been alerted to a potential card skimming scam underway in the Kalamazoo and Battle Creek areas of Michigan.
Fraud & Identity Protection

Ensuring Financial Security: The Importance of Having a Beneficiary

09/2023
When it comes to managing our finances, one often-overlooked task is designating a beneficiary.

Back-to-School Budgeting Tips

08/2023
It’s almost that time of year… back-to-school time! For parents and guardians of school-aged children, while the transition from summer to a new school year can be exciting, it can also be overwhelming – especially when it comes to managing back-to-school related expenses.
Fraud & Identity Protection

Fraud Alert: Reports of Online Banking Impersonation Scams

08/2023
It's no secret that the digital age has given us some great tools, like online banking and P2P payment services such as Venmo and Zelle.
Fraud & Identity Protection

Beware of Sweepstake Scams

07/2023
Summer is in full swing and so are exciting events like vacations, concerts, and more. While the sunshine and warm weather create the ideal backdrop or the perfect getaway, unfortunately these are the same elements scammers may try to use against you or someone you care about in an attempt to steal your private information and hard-earned money.
Financial Tools & Technology

Latest iOS Update [June 27, 2023] – Re-Enrolling in Biometrics

06/2023
Your security is important to us! We’re constantly taking steps to further enhance the protection of your data during this time of increased fraud risk. That’s why Advia just updated our mobile app for iOS to meet new enhanced security measures.

Hit Reset On your Debt and Achieve Financial Freedom with an Advia Balance Transfer

06/2023
At Advia Credit Union, we understand that managing multiple debts can be a daunting task and put a strain on your financial well-being. That's why we are committed to helping our valued members regain control of their finances and achieve a debt-free future.
Fraud & Identity Protection

Combating Financial Related Fraud and Abuse for Senior Citizens

05/2023
Do you have a friend or family member over the age of 60? There’s a good chance they’ve already been targeted for some type of financially related fraud scheme.
Fraud & Identity Protection

Fraud Alert: Reports of Phishing Scams

05/2023
Recently, we have received reports of scammers impersonating us in an attempt to steal personal information. We are here for you to help ensure you do not fall victim to these types of schemes.

Your Money Safe and Secure

03/2023
As a member of Advia Credit Union, your savings are safe and secure. We are committed to providing timely and valuable messages to you regarding financial topics and issues of concern.
Fraud & Identity Protection

Tax Identity Scams are on the rise

03/2023
Tax season is already stressful enough for many, but to make matters worse, scammers tend to be extra active during this time of the year and have a variety of tactics to try to steal personal information.

Valentine’s Day on a budget

02/2023
Tips for enjoying a day you -and your wallet-will love.
Fraud & Identity Protection

Romance Scams

02/2023
With Valentine’s Day quickly approaching, there is no better time than now to discuss romance scams. Romance scams often occur on dating websites, apps, and social media platforms.
Budgeting & Planning

Budgeting Basics

01/2023
With the new year in full swing, have you considered what your financial goals are this year? One of the most efficient ways to make and stick to your goal is by creating a budget.
Financial Tools & Technology

Go green and paperless with Advia’s e-Services.

10/2022
Have you ever noticed all the clutter that can build up from junk mail, paper bills, receipts, and outdated paperwork? In addition to helping you get organized, reducing paper in your banking can be a great way to save time, energy and reduce opportunity for identify theft. Here are just a few tools we offer that can help you (and our Earth)!
Auto, RV & Boat

Should you have Guaranteed Asset Protection?

10/2022
f you have a vehicle or recreational loan, GAP may be right for you. GAP stands for Guaranteed Asset Protection which, in a nutshell, is extra insurance to cover a potential loss on your vehicle.