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Is a Mobile Wallet App in Your Future?
March 16, 2023
Mobile payment transactions have become commonplace, with more businesses than ever offering contactless payment with a mobile phone. Market researchers expect to see this increase even more in the...
Why Are Chip Cards More Secure Than Swiping?
March 2, 2023
You just received a chip credit card. Now, every time you go to a store, there is confusion over whether you insert or swipe your card. Why did credit card companies make a change to a system that ...
What is Great and Not So Great About Being a Loan Cosigner
February 21, 2023
Has a friend or family member asked you to cosign a loan for them? What does that mean, and is it a good or bad idea? We give you the information you need to understand whether cosigning is right f...
Do Overdraft Fees Affect Your Credit Score?
February 14, 2023
If you use the overdraft protection on your bank account, will it drive your credit score down? Find out when or if an overdraft will affect your credit score.
How Can TDECU’s Calculators Help You on Your Financial Journey?
January 31, 2023
TDECU has various financial calculators on our website, but not all are intuitive. The team that produced the calculators has developed ways for you to use the TDECU financial calculators best.
Can Paying Off a Car Help My Credit Score?
January 17, 2023
Your credit score may benefit by paying off a vehicle loan, but the actual impact may depend on a number of variables. How repaying a vehicle loan might impact your credit score is as follows:
Credit Utilization Ratio: What is it and How to Improve it
December 27, 2022
Understanding a credit utilization ratio and how it affects your credit score can improve your financial health. Keep reading to find out how.
Credit Report Disputes: How They Work and How They Affect your Credit
November 17, 2022
Credit reporting agencies try their best to standardize scores and prevent errors. Have you found an error on your credit report? If the error has lowered your credit score or you are the victim of...
Understanding Hard vs. Soft Credit Inquiries
November 15, 2022
Are you trying to maximize your credit score for a mortgage, car loan, or better credit card?
Everything You Need to Know About Credit Report Disputes
September 16, 2022
Learn whether disputing an item on your credit report can impact your score.
How To Write a Goodwill Letter
August 22, 2022
Wondering if there is a way to remove negative marks from your credit report? A goodwill letter might be able to help. TDECU shows you how.
How Do I Manage and Pay My TDECU Credit Card?
July 28, 2022
Learn about managing and paying your TDECU credit card in Digital Banking.
TDECU Credit Cards: A New Way to Pay
July 11, 2022
TDECU is changing the way you manage and pay your credit cards and statements. Everything is now streamlined and all in one place.  Get the details here.
How Long Does a Judgment Stay on Your Credit Report?
June 21, 2022
Find out how long a judgment stays on your credit report, what is a judgment, and more in this post from TDECU.
How Often Should You Check Your Credit Score?
June 14, 2022
Wondering how often you need to check your credit score with credit bureaus? It will depend on your goals. We have the scoop from the experts at TDECU.
RV and Boat Financing Options with TDECU
May 23, 2022
TDECU offers a variety of loans for your RV or boat, including fixed rates and no prepayment penalties. Apply online today.
When is it Time to Use a Credit Card?
May 19, 2022
Is a credit card right for you? TDECU describes the benefits, from earning rewards to building credit. Apply today to start enjoying the perks!
What Happens to Your Credit When You Cosign a Loan?
May 13, 2022
Find out what happens to your credit score when you cosign on a loan. Learn the ins and outs, as well as the risks, of being someone's guarantor.
What Happens If You Do Not Pay the Collection Agency?
May 11, 2022
Find out what can happen if you do not pay a collections agency, as well as other vital information related to debt.
Can You Buy a Car with Bad Credit?
April 12, 2022
How can bad credit affect getting an auto loan? We help explain how to get a loan, plus the pros and cons of buying a car when you have poor credit.
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