Buffalo Metropolitan Federal Credit Union

Credit Union
Routing Number
222079424

Announcements & Notifications

 Announcements & Notifications

 

 

April is National Credit Union Youth Month - GET WILD ABOUT SAVING!

 

Members 18 years of age and younger, visit Buffalo Metropolitan FCU anytime during the month of April and fill out an entry slip with each deposit you make for a chance to WIN 1 of 3 Prizes!

1) Two $50.00 Sky Zone Gift Cards
2) Two Season Passes to Darien Lake
3) Four Tickets to Nickelback at Darien Lake
Contest open to safari & teen cents members only. A minimum deposit of $5.00 is required for entry. Youth members will fill out an entry form when they make their deposit at the teller window.  Payroll deduction and Direct Deposit to the child's account are not eligible entries into the drawing. Winner will be selected May 5th.
 
Entrants will also have a chance to WIN $100.00 from CUNA (Credit Union National Association).
CUNA selects 25 participating credit unions. If Buffalo Metropolitan FCU is selected, we will randomly draw one safari or teen member who made a deposit during youth month.

February 28 - 2015 - St. Patrick's Day Raffle

Members 18 years of age and younger enter to win 1 of 5 prizes:
1) 2 Tickets to The Tragically Hip
2) 2 Tickets to Imagine Dragon
3) 5 Tickets to Shrine Circus
4) 3 Tickets to Sesame Street Live
5) $60 Gift Card to Sky Zone
 
On Buffalo Metropolitan's Facebook page, post your name and which raffle you would like to enter. You may only enter into one raffle - one entry per member. EX: John Smith, Imagine Dragons. Winners selected March 13th.
 
February 28 - 2015 - Attention Debit & ATM Cardholders - Chip Cards Coming This Spring
You will be receiving a debit chip card in Spring 2015. The chip card will replace your existing Visa debit/ATM card. Your current Visa debit/ATM card will no longer be valid once you receive the debit chip card. Please verify the Credit Union has your current mailing address and phone number on file.
Your debit chip card will have a different 16 digit number than your current card. If you have used your debit card to set-up debits from your checking account, you will need to contact each company and provide them with the new 16 digit number on your debit chip card. This is not to be confused with debits from your checking account that was set-up using your checking acct. number that begins with 1006. 
Frequently Asked Questions:
What is a chip card?
Chip cards are regular plastic credit or debit cards with a traditional magnetic strip and an embedded microchip for added security. The embedded microchip generates a unique, one-time code that is needed for each transaction to be approved. It is virtually impossible for fraudsters to replicate this feature in counterfeit cards providing greater security and peace of mind when used in stores. A chip card also has a magnetic stripe on the back of the card so that you may swipe your chip card if the terminal doesn't have chip technology.
Are chip cards safer to use than magnetic stripe cards?
All debit cards are safe, and offer protection from unauthorized use of your card or account information. The chip technology offers another layer of security when used at a chip-reading terminal.
Can I use my chip card for all the same things as my old card?
Yes, you can still make purchases as you always have — by entering the card number online or swiping your card at merchant locations that do not yet have chip readers. You can also continue to use your card at ATMs.
How do I use my chip card?
Merchants that have chip readers: With the front of the card facing up, insert your card into the ATM or in-store terminal. Do not remove card until the transaction is complete. If you remove it too soon, your transaction will be canceled. You will sign the sales receipt to complete your purchase or enter your PIN if at an ATM. When the transaction is complete, remove your card.

Merchants that do not have chip readers: Swipe your card as you would with a traditional magnetic strip card. Sign the sales receipt or enter your PIN if at an ATM
When will chip cards be accepted in the U.S.?
Merchants have already begun to deploy chip terminals, so you will see more and more merchants accepting chip cards over the next few years. Magnetic stripe cards will continue to be accepted.
Will a chip card be more expensive for me to use?
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 traditional magnetic strip ATM and debit cards will no longer be available at the Credit Union.

I have a Credit Union credit card. Will I receive a chip credit card?
Credit card holders will be issued a chip card. Buffalo Metropolitan Federal Credit Union is currently working on this upgrade. Your credit card will be upgraded at no cost to you. More details will be available this summer.

For questions, call Buffalo Metropolitan Federal Credit Union at 716.847.6960
 
78th Annual Meeting
Please be advised that the 78th Annual Meeting of the Buffalo Metropolitan Federal Credit Union will be held at 62 S. Elmwood Ave., Buffalo, NY 14202 on 03/20/2015.
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 - Two (2) to be Elected
Matthew M. Baudo - Bruna Michaux


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.
 
Matthew M. Baudo
- Current Treasurer of the Buffalo Metropolitan Federal Credit Union.
- Chairman of the Building Committee of the Buffalo Metropolitan Federal Credit Union.
- Secretary of the Executive Committee of the Buffalo Metropolitan Federal Credit Union.
- Member of the Asset Liability Committee of the Buffalo Metropolitan Federal Credit Union.
- Former Commissioner of Inspections and Licenses – City of Buffalo.

Bruna Michaux
- Current 2nd Vice President of the Board of Directors of the Buffalo Metropolitan Federal Credit Union.
- Former Member of the Credit Committee of the Buffalo Metropolitan Federal Credit Union.
- Former Director of Parking Enforcement – City of Buffalo.
- Former Commissioner and Senior Tax Administrator – City of Buffalo – Department of Assessment and Taxation.


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-nine (159) members in good standing as of December 31, 2014. Petitions may be obtained at our office during regular business hours on or after Tuesday, January 6, 2015. Finally, all petitions must be filed at the Credit Union office no later than Monday, February 9, 2015 by 4:30 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

President                  Frank J. Mazur, Jr.                
1st Vice President    Danielle Sullivan
2nd Vice President   Bruna Michaux
Treasurer                  Matthew M. Baudo
Secretary                  Patricia H. McManus
Member                    Joseph Snyder
Member                    Kathleen A. Frawley
 
 

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