Buffalo Metropolitan Federal Credit Union

Credit Union
Routing Number
222079424

Announcements & Notifications

Announcements & Notifications

 

June 20, 2017 - Money & Me Program

A free program that teaches teens about money management and how to make it work for them is being offered by Buffalo Metropolitan. For five afternoons this summer, July 31-August 4 (12:00 PM-3:00 PM), Buffalo Metropolitan is providing teens with the hands on experience through Money & Me. Money & Me teaches a range of must know topics; budgets, how to make them, how to keep them, responsible checking account habits, credit: the good, the bad, and the ugly, saving and shopping for a big purchase, and planning and investing for the future.

To register complete the student registration form and return it to Buffalo Metropolitan by July 22nd. Participants must be enrolled in high school (grades 9-12) for the upcoming school year.

 

June 15, 2017 - Instagram Selfie Contest Announcement

Spreading some cash to the Buffalo area we love & serve! Upload a selfie from anywhere in Buffalo and get a chance to win one of three cash prizes ($700, $100, or $60)! Contestants must follow us and tag us @BuffaloMetropolitan in order to be entered into the drawing. Don't forget to like and share our Facebook page, Buffalo Metropolitan Federal Credit Union, and be sure to use the hashtags #716SelfieContest #BankingWithBfloMetroCU #TryACreditUnion. Winners will be selected by random drawing in September.

 

June 7, 2017 - 80th Anniversary Auto Sale

Purchase from a dealership or refinance an existing auto loan: Rates as low as 1.80%APR for models 2016 & newer, up to 96 months. Rates as low as 2.80%APR for models 2015 and older, up to 72 months.

Purchase from Enterprise Car Sales: Recieve 1.00% off the current rate for rates as low as .80%APR on models 2016 & newer, up to 60 months and up to $20,000. Recieve .50% off the current rate for rates as low as 1.30%APR on models 2015 & older and/or loans over 60 months or over $20,000.

APR=Annual Percentage Rate. All programs, rates, terms & conditions are subject to change at any time without notice. As low as 96 monthly payments of $11.19 per $1,000 borrowed at 1.80%APR. As low as 72 monthly payments of $15.11 per $1,000 borrowed at 2.80%APR. As low as 60 monthly payments of $17.01 per $1,000 borrowed at .80%APR. As low as 72 monthly payments of $14.45 per $1,000 borrowed at 1.30%APR.

 

May 2, 2017 - New Investment Opportunity

Celebrating 80 Years of Service to the Buffalo area with a new investment opportunity:

Term - 2 years and 80 days
8.25%APY for the first 80 days
0.50%APY for the following two years

Minimum $500.00 - Maximum $50,000.00
Early withsdrawal penatlies apply
APY=Annual Percentage Yield

Credit Union rates, terms and conditions are subject to change at any time without notice

 

April 6, 2017 - National Credit Union Youth Month

Safari & Teen Cents members make a deposit to your account during the month of April for a chance to WIN a PIRATE CRUISE! A minimum deposit of $5.00 is required for entry & a registration slip must be completed at the teller window. Payroll deduction and direct deposit does not count as a deposit for entry.
 
Participants will also have a chance to WIN $1,000.00 from CUNA (Credit Union National Association). CUNA will randomly select one participating credit union. If BMFCU is selected, we will randomly draw one member from the registration slips to win the $1,000.00.
 

March 3, 2017 - Youth & Teen Accounts WIN $50.00

Youth and Teen account members, enter our St. Patrick's Day contest for a chance to WIN $50 deposit and a pot of chocolate gold coins. To enter post on our facebook page your first name, age and what you would do if you found a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow.

Must be a member of Buffalo Metropolitan to enter. One youth account and one teen acount member will win a $50.00 deposit to his/her account and a pot of chocolate gold coins. Contest ends 3/25/17. Winners will be notified 4/3/17.

 

January 6, 2017 - 80th Annual Meeting

Please be advised that the 80th Annual Meeting of the Buffalo Metropolitan Federal Credit Union will be held at 62 S. Elmwood Ave., Buffalo, NY 14202 on 03/31/2017. 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 Member of the Board of Directors of Buffalo Metropolitan Federal Credit Union
• Education Committee Chairperson 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 Member 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 sixty-eight (168) members in good standing as of December 31, 2016. Petitions may be obtained at our office during regular business hours on or after Saturday, January 14, 2017. Finally, all petitions must be filed at the Credit Union office no later than Saturday, February 18, 2017 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.

October 21, 2016 - WIN $100

As a thank you to all our members for their continued support, BMFCU is giving away $100 Visa Gift Card. To enter, simply log into your facebook account, become a fan of Buffalo Metropolitan's facebook page, and post why you "bank" at BMFCU. Post must be made by October 31st. A winner will be selected by random drawing on November 1st; the winner’s name will be posted on the Credit Union’s facebook page. Must be a Credit Union member  to win.

 

October 13, 2016 - Member Appreciation Day

As a thank you to our members for their loyalty to Buffalo Metropolitan FCU, BMFCU will be having a member appreciation day on Thursday, October 20, 2016. Join us for Cider & Donuts.

 

August 1, 2016 - Holiday Skip a Payment

Members are invited to skip their November or December Credit Union loan payment; learn more.
 

August 1, 2016 - MasterCard Platinum Credit Card Promotion

Every Buffalo Metropolitan MasterCard Platinum credit card transaction made September 1-November 30, 2016 will be at *1.99%APR through November 12, 2017. Transactions eligible for this special rate include purchases, balance transfers, and cash advances. On November 13, 2017 the transactions made September 1 through November 30, 2016 will convert to the APR that will be given to you when your limit is established.
*All Credit Union loan programs, rates, terms and conditions are subject to change at any time without notice • APR=Annual Percentage Rate

August 1, 2016 - Notice Unclaimed Property

Accounts that have been inactive for three years will be turned over to NY State if they do not contact Buffalo Metropolitan at 716.847.6960 by November 4, 2016; see a list of names.

June 24, 2016 - 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.

 

May 23, 2016 - BMFCU 3rd Annual Charity Golf Outing

Join us Wednesday August 17, 2016 for our 3rd annual charity golf outing at Chestnut Hill Country Club. Click here for sponsorship opportunities and golfer registration. All net proceeds will benefit Hospice of Buffalo.

 

March 30, 2016 - National Credit Union Youth Month

Safari & Teen Cents members make a deposit to your account during the month of April for a chance to win 1 of 3 prizes. A minimum deposit of $5.00 is required for entry & a registration slip must be completed at the teller window. Indicate on the registration slip which prize you would like to enter. Payroll deduction and direct deposit does not count as a deposit for entry.
Prizes:
1) $50 Dave & Buster's gift card
2) $50 Bounce Magic gift card
3) $50 Regal Cinema gift card
Participant will also have a chance to WIN a Fitbit from CUNA (Credit Union National Association). CUNA will randomly select 25 participating credit unions. IF BMFCU is selected, we will randomly draw one member from the registration slips to win the Fitbit.

 

November 27, 2015 - MasterCard Debit Chip Cards

Cardholders must call the Credit Union (716.847.6960) if they have not activated their MasterCard debit chip card by December 1, 2015; the Credit Union has to unblock the card before it can be activated. MasterCard debit chip cards that have not been activated and existing ATM cards and Visa debit cards will be permanently blocked January 4, 2016. There is a $10.00 replacement fee for chip cards (credit and debit)  that have to be reordered.

 

November 1, 2015 - Thank You Veterans

Veterans Day is this November and to honor our veterans we are holding the following promotion for the entire month of November. For every disbursed loan via our "Veterans Loan Discount Program" the member/borrower will spin the prize wheel for a chance to WIN a $100 Visa Gift Card. Other prizes on the prize wheel include water bottles, bottle koozies, umbrellas, beach mats, first aid kits, lounge chairs and jar grippers.
 

Reminder, the "Veterans Loan Discount Program" offers veterans a .25% interest rate reduction on personal, vacation, holiday, CUPAL, share secured, overdraft and LOC loans. The veteran’s loan discount cannot be combined with any other discount program. In order to receive this discount, the member/borrower must provide a veterans card.

 

September 16, 2015 - Member Appreciation Day

As a thank you to our members for their loyalty to Buffalo Metropolitan FCU, BMFCU will be having a member appreciation day on Thursday, October 15, 2015. Join us for Cider & Donuts.

Enter our facebook contest for a chance to WIN $100.00! Simply log into your facebook account, become a fan of Buffalo Metropolitan's facebook page, and post why you became a member of BMFCU.

 

August 31, 2015 - Unclaimed Property

Accounts that have been inactive for three years will be turned over to NY State if they do not contact Buffalo Metropolitan Federal Credit Union at 716.847.6960 by November 6, 2015. NOTE: New York State Law requires financial institutions to publish a notice of unclaimed property consisting of the names and last known addresses, sorted alphabetically by last name within city of residence of all persons appearing to be entitled to abandoned property amounting to fifty dollars or more. Additional information available online at osc.state.ny.us.

 

June 22, 2015 - Debit Cards Now Blocked in Ohio

Due to a recent compromise in Ohio state, debit cards will now be blocked in that state. When you are 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, Ohio, 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.

 

February 28, 2015 - Attention Debit & ATM Cardholders - We Are Upgrading Your card to MasterCard Debit Chip Card

 

New 24/7 Cardholder Support - Debit chip cardholders will have customer support after Credit Union business hours. Cardholders will call the number on the back of their new chip card to:

  • Notify Credit Union when traveling
  • Block lost or stolen cards
  • Dispute transactions
  • Unblock card from incorrect PIN attempts

Select Your Own PIN - When cardholders receive their MasterCard debit chip card, they will activate the new card by calling the number on the card carrier and select their own PIN (personal identification number) when prompted.

ATTENTION Cardholders with Recurring/Automatic Payments - When you receive your new chip card, contact the payee and provide them with your new MasterCard debit chip card information. This is not to be confused with debits from your checking account that was set-up using your checking account number that begins with 1006.

Issuance of Chip Cards to Existing Cardholders - Right now BMFCU does not have a specific date when cards will be mailed out to existing cardholders. You will be notified as soon as a date is established. Please verify the Credit Union has your current mailing address and phone number on file.
Buffalo Metropolitan is upgrading your card at no cost to you. The replacement card, should your card be lost or stolen, is $10.00.

Note: MasterCard debit chip cards cannot be used for car rentals. Call 716.847.6960 for information on obtaining a credit card.

 

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.