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There's a lot going on at Hughes. You'll find all the latest press releases, our monthly and quarterly newsletters, annual report and updates on what's new for members. Read on to get all your news and updates.

 What's New at Hughes?
 News Releases
 Your Financial Answer
 Hughes Financial Teen Scene
 Howie Javelina's All Stars Club
 Bear Essential News for Kids – Kids Make Cents
 Annual Report


What's new at Hughes?

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.

SAVE THE DATE – 64th ANNUAL MEETING

You're invited to Hughes Federal Credit Union's 64th Annual Meeting to be held at 3pm, Saturday, April 16, 2016 at Rincon High School Auditorium, which is located at 422 N. Arcadia Ave., Tucson, AZ. Enjoy FREE entertainment, receive a FREE gift, and all members who attend also have a chance to win cash prizes!* Plus we'll announce the winners of the 11th Annual Hughes Scholarship!

*Certain restrictions apply. Members must be present to receive a free gift and a chance at the cash prizes. Prize drawing closes at 3:30pm.

Students are invited to enter the 'Tweet for college' Scholarship contest

Tweet For CollegeNeed a little financial help for college? Enter Hughes Federal Credit Union and The Elements of Money’s Tweet for College essay contest, featuring $2,000 in scholarships.

Here’s how to enter: 


  • Join Twitter. You can also email your entry to feedback@elementsofmoney.com
  • Tweet your answer to this question: How can credit unions “Awaken” your financial destiny? (That’s right, it's all about Star Wars this year)
  • Mention @ElementsofMoney in your tweet, and follow them on Twitter.

The scholarship runs from January 15 – March 10, 2016. We’ll award one $250 scholarship every two weeks, and each winning tweet will be entered for the $1,000 scholarship!
 Not a huge Star Wars fan? You can still win. (Hint: we’re mostly looking for creativity in 140 characters or less).

For complete details, visit Elements of Money.

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: 503-549-8890

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 DepositAccounts.com

Hughes Federal Credit Union's great deposit rates were recently featured on DepositAccounts.com. 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 March 31, 2016. Includes new money. Certain restrictions apply.

Hughes To Award $6000 in Scholarship Funds

2016 ScholarshipHughes Federal Credit Union is very pleased to offer our 11th Annual Scholarship Program. The Credit Union is awarding four (4) scholarships to high school seniors who are members of Hughes. Visit HughesFCU.org/Scholarship for complete details and a copy of the application.

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!

Board of Director Nominations

Members not nominated to run for the board of directors can petition to be placed on the ballot for three openings. The election will be held at the 64th Annual Meeting, 3pm Saturday, April 16, 2016 at Rincon High School, 422 N. Arcadia, Tucson. Petitions are available at each branch or you may download it here. Members interested in serving on the board must obtain signatures from 1% of voting members or 920 members age 16 or older. Deadline to submit signed petitions is Friday, Feb. 12, 2016 at 6pm. No nominations are accepted from the floor and members must be present at the annual meeting to vote. Board members serve three-year terms.

Where will $25,000 take you?

TurboTax logoHughes Federal Credit Union has teamed up with TurboTax® to get you your maximum refund, savings of up to $15 on TurboTax federal products, and a chance to win $25,000! Just try TurboTax Online for FREE (and provide your email address) by February 18th to be automatically entered in the TurboTax $25,000 Payday Sweepstakes*. Start TurboTax Now!

*TurboTax $25,000 Payday Sweepstakes. NO PURCHASE OR FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE NECESSARY. Open to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States or the District of Columbia, 18 years of age or older at time of entry. Void in Puerto Rico and where prohibited by law. Sweepstakes ends 2/18/16. Subject to complete Official Rules and all applicable federal, state and local laws. For Official rules including odds of winning, alternate method of entry, and prize descriptions, visit the Official Rules. PRIZES: One (1) Grand Prize: A check for $25,000. Retail value, $25,000. Ten (10) First Prizes: A check for $1,000. Retail value, $1,000 each. Maximum retail value of all prizes is $35,000. The odds of winning a prize depend upon the total number of eligible entries received by the end of the Promotion Period. SPONSOR: Intuit Inc., 7535 Torrey Santa Fe Rd, SDG-2A-03-22H, San Diego, CA, 92129.

Hughes Featured on Credit Union Journal Website

Hughes is currently featured at Credit Union Journal with an article that highlights the integration of cloud-based remote eSignatures into lending document processes to enhance efficiencies, reduce costs, and increase lending volumes. Full Article > (Subscription required)

One Ultimate Arizona Wildcat® Fan Could Be a Big Winner!

Hughes Federal Credit Union announces our 2015-2016 Ultimate Arizona Wildcat® Fan Giveaway for the Arizona Basketball season. Win weekly prizes of $100 all season long and a shot at the grand prize which includes courtside tickets, Coach Miller signed basketball, $1,500 cash and more! The sooner you enter, the more chances to win. Deadline to enter is February 21, 2016. Learn more about the Ultimate Fan contest >

Design your own Credit Card

Design Your Own Credit CardCustomize your Hughes Federal Credit Union Credit Card with your own unique design. Choose one of your favorite photos or choose one of ours. It’s easy to do. Make your card unique – just like you. Learn more about designing your card >

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 >

WINDOWS 10 USERS

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

2016

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

2015

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

2014

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

2013

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

2012

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

READ CURRENT EDITION ›

Hughes Financial Teen Scene

READ CURRENT EDITION ›

Howie Javelina's All Stars Club

READ CURRENT EDITION ›

Bear Essential News for Kids – Kids Make Cents

READ CURRENT EDITION ›

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.
READ THIS YEAR'S EDITION ›

 


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