Invest in your future: 2016 IRA contribution deadline is April 18

Financial Education Tips

Take advantage of the opportunity to save for retirement! How? Make a 2016 IRA contribution now to reduce your 2016 taxable income. Looking for a great way to plan for your retirement or your child’s college education? Open or add to an Individual Retirement Account (IRA). Columbia Credit Union offers several federally insured IRA options…

Columbia Credit Union to open first Oregon branch in SE Portland’s ‘Goat Blocks’


Columbia Credit Union, which currently has a robust online presence and 12 branches throughout Clark County, Washington, has selected a location for its first Oregon branch in the diverse and vibrant Buckman neighborhood of SE Portland. The branch is scheduled to open later this year and will provide new jobs for area residents. This will…

Mobile Banking App upgraded to 5.3

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It’s here! Columbia CU’s Mobile Banking application has been upgraded to version 5.3 and is available to download. This free upgrade offers our Mobile Banking users some additional benefits and convenience.   Mobile Banking allows you to easily handle routine transactions, such as paying bills and transferring funds, with your phone or mobile device. With the…

Financial Planning: Helping You See the Big Picture

Financial Education Tips

Do you picture yourself owning a new home, starting a business or retiring comfortably? These are a few of the financial goals that may be important to you, and each comes with a price tag attached. That’s where financial planning comes in. Financial planning is a process that can help you target your goals by…

Columbia Credit Union announces executive team promotions


Columbia Credit Union is proud to announce the promotions of three executive team members. Effective Dec. 8, 2016 Lindsey Salvestrin has been named chief operating officer and Michael Florea has been promoted to chief data officer. Effective Jan. 9, 2017, Wendy Smith has been named chief risk officer. In Salvestrin’s role as chief operating officer…

Columbia Credit Union welcomes Luke Shepard as VP Business Lending


Columbia Credit Union is proud to welcome Luke Shepard as vice president of Business Lending effective Jan. 18, 2017. In this position, Shepard is responsible for developing and maintaining a portfolio of business loans. For 16 years Shepard has worked in the banking industry in branch management positions, most recently as vice president of Commercial…

Help select Columbia CU “Best of Clark County” for 2017

Community, News

Spread the love for Columbia Credit Union. Take part in The Columbian newspaper’s Best of Clark County 2017 readers’ poll and vote for your favorite local businesses. The “Best of Clark County” poll is a two-step process: Nominate Columbia Credit Union for Best of Clark County from Jan. 30 to Feb. 12. Vote for Columbia…

Loan and credit card payment methods

Financial Education Tips, News

Making your Columbia Credit Union loan or credit card payments has never been easier with several convenient options. You can also view your fixed-rate loan and mortgage information online anytime through Columbia Credit Union’s free personal online banking. Transfer funds from an account at another credit union or bank:Set up automatic electronic payments from an…

Resolve to improve your financial health in 2017

Financial Education Tips

If you’ve overextended your budget during the holiday season, turn things around by making a New Year’s resolution to improve your financial health. Here are three simple ways to get started: 1.     Save for Retirement If your employer offers a 401(k) retirement savings plan, sign up today! Some employers even offer a matching program. That’s…

Columbia Credit Union 2017 Annual Meeting


You are invited to attend Columbia Credit Union’s Annual Meeting on Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at our Operations Center, 200 SE Park Plaza Drive, Vancouver. Registration opens at 6 p.m. and the meeting begins at 7 p.m. The voting date of record for eligible voters is November 30, 2016.