Buffalo Metropolitan Federal Credit Union

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Announcements & Notifications

 Announcements & Notifications


November 10, 2014 - Daily Debit Card Limits and Traveling with Your Debit  Card

Daily Debit Card - There are limits to how much money you can charge on your debit card each day, no matter how much money is in your account, for your protection. Request a permanent increase to your daily limit by speaking with a Credit Union Representative at 716.847.6960 option 3.
Traveling With Your Debit Card - Please contact Buffalo Metropolitan at 716.847.6960 option 3 if you are traveling outside the U.S., or to New York City and surrounding areas, Philadelphia and surrounding areas, or the states of West Virginia, Connecticut, California, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Florida, Texas, or Georgia, so there are no interruptions or difficulties when using your Visa debit card. Visa debit cards are blocked in these areas because of past compromises.


September 11, 2014 - Attention All Cardholders

Home Depot publicly announced that they had a data breach, if you have used your debit or credit card at Home Depot in recent months please monitor your account carefully.


September 9, 2014 - Youth & Teen Members Can Enter Our Halloween Contest to WIN a $50.00 Visa Gift Card!

  1. Go the Buffalo Metropolitan's Facebook page
  2. Log into your Facebook account
  3. Become a fan of Buffalo Metropolitan Federal Credit Union’s Facebook page
  4. Write on the wall member's first name and age
  5. Attach a photo of the member in a Halloween costume or a photo of a carved pumpkin
  6. Click Share

Contest ends October 11th. Two winners (one Savings Safari member and one Teens Cents member) will be selected by random and their names posted on Buffalo Metropolitan's fb page October 15th.


July 1, 2014 - Verification of Accounts

The Supervisory Committee is conducting an independent verification of accounts. Any discrepancies regarding your account, please contact the Supervisory Committee in writing at P.O. Box 117, Buffalo, NY 14201.


April 1, 2014 - Two Ways to WIN Money

1) National Credit Union Youth Savings Challenge

Open a Savings Safari or Teen Cents account and/or make a deposit to your Savings Safari or Teen Cents account anytime during the month of April for your chance to WIN $100.00! Savings challenge sponsored by CUNA (Credit Union National Association). Must make a minimum deposit of $5.00; payroll deduction and direct deposit will not count as an entry into the drawing. Twenty-five credit unions will be selected by CUNA. If Buffalo Metropolitan is selected, one youth savings challenge participant will be randomly selected as the $100.00 prize winner.

2) Savings Safari Club Members - Enter the "Catch the Save Wave" coloring contest to be entered to WIN a $50.00 deposit to your account from Buffalo Metropolitan! Must be returned to the Credit Union by April 30th.

Teen Cents Members - Enter our facebook contest to be entered to WIN a $50.00 deposit to your account from Buffalo Metropolitan. On our facebook page post "why you think it is important for teens to learn money management." Post must be made by April 30th.


January 8, 2014 - 77th Annual Meeting

Please be advised that the 77th Annual Meeting of the Buffalo Metropolitan Federal Credit Union will be held at 62 S. Elmwood Ave., Buffalo, NY 14202 on 04/11/2014. The meeting will be held at 6:00 P.M. Refreshments and pastries will be served.  Nominating Committee has reported the following nominations:

Board of Directors - Three (3) Year Term - Three (3) to be Elected: Kathleen A. Frawley - Frank J. Mazur, Jr. - Patricia H. McManus
Each of the above nominees has filed a statement with the secretary stating their willingness to serve faithfully, if elected to the office for which they were nominated.

Kathleen A. Frawley
- Current 2nd Vice President of the Board of Directors of Buffalo Metropolitan Federal Credit Union
- Member of the Education Committee of Buffalo Metropolitan Federal Credit Union
- Current Membership Officer of Buffalo Metropolitan Federal Credit Union
- Former Senior Administrative Assistant-Division of Water-City of Buffalo
- New York Credit Union Hall of Fame Inductee 2009

Frank J. Mazur, Jr.
- Current President of the Board of Directors of Buffalo Metropolitan Federal Credit Union
- Executive Committee Chairperson of Buffalo Metropolitan Federal Credit Union
- Former Executive Finance Officer-City of Buffalo (Dept. of Administration & Finance)
- Former Executive Board Member of Local 650-AFL CIO (City of Buffalo)

Patricia H. McManus
- Current Secretary of the Board of Directors of Buffalo Metropolitan Federal Credit Union
- Executive Committee Member of Buffalo Metropolitan Federal Credit Union
- Former Manager- Buffalo Metropolitan Federal Credit Union
- New York Credit Union Hall of Fame Inductee 2009

Buffalo Metropolitan Federal Credit Union has adopted a mail ballot for the election of its officers. Those members who were not nominated by the nominating committee, and who wish to run for any office that has been considered by the nominating committee and a candidate nominated therefore, must file a petition containing the signatures and Social Security numbers of at least one hundred fifty-five (155) members in good standing as of December 31, 2013. Petitions may be obtained at our office during regular business hours on or after Saturday, January 11, 2014. Finally, all petitions must be filed at the Credit Union office no later than Saturday, March 1, 2014 by 1:00 P.M.

In order for those candidates to appear on the mail ballot a petition must be filed. To be effective, such nominations shall be accompanied by a signed certificate from the nominee or nominees stating that they are agreeable to nomination and will serve, if elected to office. A statement of qualifications and biographical data must accompany each nominee, by petition. No nominations for the offices mentioned above will be entertained by the chair at the annual meeting.

Very truly yours,
Board of Directors


December 23, 2013 - Breach at Target Stores

Recently the news reported that about 40 million credit and debit cards have been impacted by a breach at Target stores. The affected cards were used at Target stores between November 27, 2013 and December 15, 2013. If you shopped at Target between these dates your card will be blocked and a new one reissued. Any questions please call 716.847.6960 ext. 238.


November 22, 2013 - Scholarships Available

Buffalo Metropolitan is participating in three scholarship programs for the 2014 scholastic year.  You must be a high school senior who is a member in good standing of the Buffalo Metropolitan to be eligible. The scholarship application must be returned to the Credit Union no later than 01/31/14.  

This application will be used for all three scholarships. Scholarships will be awarded in the amounts of $1,000.00, $750.00 and $500.00 and may be used at a two or four year accredited educational institution. In early spring, applications will be judged against other submissions statewide; one applicant from Buffalo Metropolitan will be guaranteed a $750.00 scholarship. Winners will be notified in May. Good luck and best wishes for your success!


October 1, 2013 - Free Debt Management Workshop

Members are invited to a FREE Debt Management webinar hosted by Ken O’Connor, Director of Student Advocacy. This webinar is provided free of charge by LendKey, servicer of our private student loans. Valuable debt eliminating strategies that will be shared include:

  • Achieving long term and short term financial goals.
  • Your post college budget: Where does the money go?
  • Reduce “everyday” costs and still have fun!
  • Know your student loan consolidation options.
  •   Implement a debt elimination strategy that works for you.

View available dates and register.


May 30, 2013 - Free Money & Me Workshop

Do you have a high school student in your house or family? Are you committed to instilling lessons of financial responsibilities upon them? A free program that gives teens money management skills is being offered by Buffalo Metropolitan Federal Credit Union. For five afternoons this summer, Buffalo Metropolitan is providing teens with the hands on experience through Money & Me. Graduates receive a $10.00 deposit for their BMFCU teen savings account and Letter of Reference for college or job applicants.

Dates & time: July 29-August 2, 2013, 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. (Must attend each day)
Location: St. Anthony’s Church, 160 Court St., Downtown Buffalo (Across the St. from Credit Union)

January 25, 2013 - Annual Meeting

The 76th Annual Meeting of the Buffalo Metropolitan Federal Credit Union will be held at 62 S. Elmwood Ave., Buffalo, NY 14202 on April 12, 2013. The meeting will be held at 6:00 P.M. Refreshments and pastries will be served. Members can RSVP by calling 716.847.6960 ext. 227; the last day to RSVP is April 5, 2013.


January 17, 2013 - New Credit Union Slogan: Banking at its Best

The votes are in...The new Credit Union slogan is: Banking at its best. Buffalo Metropolitan would like to thank the members for voting and their support for the new slogan.


January 11, 2013 - We Want Your Picture for Buffalo Metropolitan's New Commercial

Email your picture to inquiry@bflometrocu.org for a chance to be in Buffalo Metropolitan's new television commercial. Please make sure to include your first and last name in the email. Deadline to submit pictures is Monday, January 28, 2013.

By submitting a picture you grant Buffalo Metropolitan Federal Credit Union unlimited rights to use the photograph submitted for promotion, advertising, public relations and general programming uses either with or without reference to your name.


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