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 Hughes Financial Teen Scene
 Howie Javelina's All Stars Club
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Congratulations to our 2016 Scholarship winners!

Cooper Barghols
1st Place – $2500
Cooper Barghols
Pusch Ridge Christian Academy
Steven Fried
2nd Place – $2000
Steven Fried
University High School
Jesse Ormand
3rd Place – $1000
Jesse Ormand
Treasures Home School
Sumhith Aradhyula
4th Place – $500
Sumhith Aradhyula
Catalina Foothills High School

Hughes awarded four high school seniors with $6,000 in scholarships on Saturday, April 16, 2016

This year’s recipients are:

  • 1st place – Cooper Barghols, Pusch Ridge Christian Academy, $2,500
    2nd place – Steven Fried, University High School, $2,000
    3rd place – Jesse Ormand, Hidden Treasures Home School, $1,000
    4th place - Sumhith Aradhyula, Catalina Foothills High School, $500

The scholarships were open to all Hughes Federal Credit Union members who are in good standing and high school seniors entering a college or trade school this fall. Applicants were required to submit a project aimed at encouraging young members to bank with Hughes Federal Credit Union. Points were awarded for the use of compelling visuals, mock advertisements, promotions and incentives. The scholarships were then awarded to students who demonstrated scholastic excellence, community service, and a strong desire to advance their education.

April is National Credit Union Youth Month! Kids Can Win A FITBIT!

Youth Month 2016We want kids to get financially fit at Hughes Federal Credit Union as we celebrate National Credit Union Youth Month™ during April. Encourage your kids to use resources from the Credit Union to save and get ready for an awesome future!

Ten young savers nationwide will be selected to WIN a FitBit in the National Youth Savings Challenge™! Kids that make a deposit into their Hughes savings account in April or kids that open a new savings account in April will be entered to win.*

Stop by any of our branches during the month of April for free giveaways. And remember, Hughes membership is open to your family members of all ages! Learn more at

BONUS: Download and bring in this completed coloring page to any branch in April to receive a free gift! [Download PDF]

*Certain restrictions apply. Must be under age 18 to participate. While youth are encouraged to make a deposit at the Credit Union, no deposit is required to enter. Those parents/guardians giving permission for their youth to enter can submit on a 3” x 5” piece of paper the following information to the Credit Union: name, date, current age. Limit one entry per person. The odds of winning depend upon the number of entries. This contest runs April 1-30, 2016, and is void where prohibited. Deadline to enter is April 30, 2016.

Hughes Receives Five-Star "Superior" Rating from BauerFinancial

2016 Bauer 5-Star MarchHughes has received another BauerFinancial rating of 5-Star "Superior" rating. BauerFinancial, Inc. has been analyzing and reporting on the financial condition of the nation's banking industry since 1983. Through the years BauerFinancial has earned the reputation of "the nation's bank rating service".

Federally-insured credit unions are required to file detailed financial reports with the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) four times each year. BauerFinancial subjects this quarterly data to an unbiased and independent analysis. Based on the results of this analysis, a star-rating is assigned on a scale of zero to five stars, with four stars indicating an "excellent and recommended" rating and five stars indicating a “superior and recommended” rating. BauerFinancial states that "no institution pays for its rating, nor can they elude it."

Hughes has 103 consecutive quarters (25.75 years) as an "excellent" or “superior" financial institution.

To learn more about Hughes' five-star rating, visit

Visa Rio 2016 Olympic Games Sweepstakes

Rio Olympics logoUse your Hughes Visa from 3/1/16 – 4/30/16 for a chance to be at the Olympics and see the best athletes in the world. The 4-night Grand Prize includes:

  • Roundtrip air transportation to Rio de Janeiro for two
  • Hotel accommodations for four nights (double occupancy)
  • Two tickets to the Opening Ceremony on August 5th 2016
  • Tickets to preselected Olympic events
  • And much more!

For complete information, visit

NO PURCHASE OR OBLIGATION NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN THE VISA RIO 2016 OLYMPIC GAMES-THEMED SWEEPSTAKES. Non-Purchase Entries and Purchase Entries have an equal chance of winning. Open only to legal residents of the fifty (50) U.S. states and D.C., 18 or older as of 1 March 2016, and legal residents of Canada who are of the age of legal majority in their territory or province of residence as of 1 March 2016. For complete details including details on Non-Purchase Entries, see Official Rules at PIN-based and ATM transactions are not eligible. Void in Puerto Rico and where prohibited. Sweepstakes ends 30 April 2016. Sponsored by Visa U.S.A. and Visa Canada Corporation.

Enhanced Security for Online Banking

You may notice a slight difference the next time you log into your Hughes Online Banking.  We have installed an EV (Extended Validation) SSL certificate, providing an extra layer of protection while you conduct your online banking. When you login, your browser address bar will turn green, assuring you that your connection is secure and giving you confidence to complete any financial transactions.  Here's how it looks in the most common web browsers:

Enhanced SSL Browser Bars

New Higher Limits on Mobile Deposits

Hughes has made our Mobile Deposit feature even better. It's now more convenient than ever to remotely deposit checks with the Hughes mobile app for smartphones and tablets.

Mobile Deposit limits and restrictions:

  • Hughes will accept up to 10 mobile deposits in one business day.
  • Maximum dollar limit per item, $1,500.
  • Maximum dollar limit per business day, $3,000.
  • Hughes will accept up to 20 mobile deposits per month. The monthly total is $20,000.
  • There are no fees for using Mobile Deposit.
  • Standard Product & Service fees apply.

View our complete Mobile Deposit FAQs.

Important Information Regarding Collateral Loans

Members with a collateral loan* at Hughes Federal Credit Union, are asked to please contact your insurance agent/company and advise them of a change to the lienholder address effective immediately. The new address is:

Hughes Federal Credit Union
PO Box 80218
Portland, OR 97280
Phone: 800-483-5986
Fax: 503-549-8880

Hughes Federal Credit Union values your membership and looks forward to our continued service to you. If you have any questions or need assistance please contact us.

*Collateral loans include: Car, truck, motorcycle, ATV, boat/marine, recreational vehicles, manufactured homes, and real estate loans.

Hughes Featured On

Hughes Federal Credit Union's great deposit rates were recently featured on Earn more on your savings at Hughes!

You Earn More With our Certified Rates

Datatrac SealWhen it comes to savings and earnings, it's all about the rates, and ours are among the best! introducing our new rates and terms, including our NEW 29-Month Term Share Accounts (CDs). Learn more at HughesFCU/Rates >

Win cash through our Play it Smart promotion!

Members win $48,200 annually! Higher savings rates—certified. Low loan rates. Local ownership with a 64-year tradition of excellence. And now more exciting reasons to join Hughes Federal Credit Union: chances to win $100, $500, $1000, even $5000! Join or sign up and you could WIN! Offers expire December 31, 2016. Learn all the ways you can win with PLAY IT SMART >

Open a New Qualifying Deposit Account and Get a FREE Gift

2015 Free Checking GiftPlease mention this offer when opening your new deposit account at Hughes Federal Credit Union.

Select your choice of:

  • Portable Battery Phone Charger
  • LED Flashlight
  • Infuser Water Bottle

A Qualifying Deposit Account includes one of these accounts with a balance of $2,500 or greater:

  • Free Health Savings Account (HSA) Checking
  • IRA Savings or IRA Term Share (CD)
  • Money Market Account (High, Ultimate or Premium Yield)
  • Term Share Account (CD)

One offer per member. While supplies last. Offer expires June 30, 2016. Includes new money. Certain restrictions apply.

Hughes raises $14,607.78 for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals

CMNH Check Photo 2015We want to thank our generous member-owners for making our Holiday Fundraiser a wonderful success! In total, all the branches raised $3,182 for the Credit Union for Kids / Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. And, because we received the CO-OP Miracle Match, the funds we raised this winter will be matched by CO-OP. This brings our total to $6,364. When we combine that total with the Spring Fundraiser, and the sales of CMNH chocolate bars, the Credit Union raised a tremendous total of $14,607.78!

Hughes wins Readers' choice awards!

Readers Choice WinnerHughes Federal Credit Union is very proud to be recognized in THREE categories in the 2015 Arizona Daily Star Readers' Choice Awards:

  • Best Debit Card
  • Best Financial Planning Service
  • Favorite Credit Union

Thank you to everyone who voted for us!

New EMV or "chip" credit cardsEMV Chip Card

Now Available! Hughes Federal Credit Union is making your Visa® Credit Card even better, with the latest chip technology called EMV (Europay, MasterCard®, Visa), designed to prevent credit and debit card fraud. All members will receive a Hughes EMV credit card on new and reissued cards. EMV debit cards will be available in the future. Learn more about EMV Credit Cards >


For members using the new Windows 10 Operating System, including the new “Edge” browser, most online banking functionality appears available. However, this new system is currently unsupported by our online application provider. Should you encounter issues with your banking experience, we recommend using Internet Explorer 11, which can be found in the Windows Accessory Menu. We will continue to update you as we learn more about this new system.

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News releases


April 18, 2016
2016 Scholarship Winners

January 4, 2016
Hughes staff, members raise more than $14,000 for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals

January 4, 2016
Hughes to Award $6,000 in Scholarship Funds


November 9, 2015
Ultimate Arizona Wildcat Basketball Fan

September 25, 2015
Marana Grand Opening and Credit Union Day 2015

August 17, 2015
Ultimate Arizona Wildcat Football Fan 2015

July 20, 2015
Hughes Earns 2015 Datatrac Great Rate Awards

June 16, 2015
Hughes Offers Apple Pay® for Debit and Credit Cards

May 26, 2015
Hughes Offers Sallie Mae Student Loans

May 18, 2015
Hughes Federal Credit Union offers remote Signatures

April 20, 2015
2015 Scholarship Winners
2015 Annual Meeting & Election Results

March 30, 2015
Hughes Earns Top Award for Coach Sean Miller Commercial

January 2, 2015
Hughes to award $6000 in scholarship funds


November 20, 2014
Ultimate Arizona Wildcat Basketball Fan

October 17, 2014
Hughes to Sponsor Arizona Take Charge Cats

October 15, 2014
Hughes Named a Top Financial Resource for Teens

October 2, 2014
Hughes Selected as 10 Best Finance Resources for Teens

September 4, 2014
Hughes Receives ServiStar Member Service Award

August 18, 214
Ultimate Arizona Wildcat Football Fan

April 15, 2014
Hughes Members Hear About Strong Growth at 62nd Annual Meeting

April 14, 2014
Hughes Federal Credit Union Awards $6,000 in Scholarships to Local High School Students

March 25, 2014
Coach Sean Miller Commercials Win National Awards

January 2, 2014
Hughes Seeking Students To Win $6,000 In Scholarship Funds


November 26, 2013
The Ultimate Arizona Wildcat Basketball Fan

October 22, 2013
Hughes As Seen on ESPN – Arizona Basketball Coach Sean Miller meshes past and present

August 29, 2013
The Ultimate Arizona Wildcat Football Fan

August 8, 2013
CFO Focus: Technology Supports Savings, Productivity

April 29, 2013
Hughes Awards $6,000 in Scholarships


Aug. 2, 2012
Hughes Kicks Off With New UA Football Debit Card

April 23, 2012
Hughes Reports Strong Growth in 2011 Despite Economy

April 23, 2012
Hughes Awards Scholarships to Local High School Seniors

April 9, 2012
Financial Fitness Fair Offers Valuable Tips for Almost Everyone

March 13, 2012
U OF A Visa® Debit Card Designs Win National Award

Jan. 3, 2012
Hughes Seeking Students to Win $6,000 in Scholarship Funds

Hughes's monthly newsletters

Your Financial Answer


Hughes Financial Teen Scene


Howie Javelina's All Stars Club


Bear Essential News for Kids – Kids Make Cents


Annual Report

Each year we release an annual report to all our members informing them of Hughes's financial standings, meeting dates, new technology, new promotions and more. It's available all year round for your viewing.


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