July 15, 2016

Indiana credit union members save $1.6 million and win cash

More credit unions participating, more winners drawn
INDIANAPOLIS, EVANSVILLE, MICHIGAN CITY, ODON – Thirteen credit union members from four different Indiana credit unions each won either $25 or $50 in May for their participation in their credit union’s Save to Win prize-linked savings program. For every $25 deposited into their Save to Win account, they earned one entry into monthly and quarterly prize drawings. These 13 Hoosiers are among 22,520 account holders at 117 credit unions in ten states who have saved more than $53 million since the beginning of 2016.
This is the second drawing of the Save to Win program in the state of Indiana, which started in April at 12 credit unions across the state.  Hoosier credit union members have saved $1.6 million since the program launch.
“We are adding credit unions to the program which makes even more members eligible to win,” said Indiana Credit Union League President John McKenzie. “Regardless of the prize drawing outcome, savers at all participating credit unions have the opportunity to practice good savings habits.”
Credit Unions with winners in June                             City
Crane CU                                                                           Odon
Financial Center First CU                                                Indianapolis                             
Evansville Teachers FCU                                                Evansville        
Members Advantage FCU                                               Michigan City
Three additional credit unions launched Save to Win on July 1, and one more will launch on August 1, bringing the total number of participants to 16 across the state. Participating credit unions are listed below. New participants include: Diamond Valley FCU (Evansville), KEMBA CU (Indianapolis) and REGIONAL FCU (Hammond). Members who start a Save to Win account or deposit at least $25 into an existing account at any participating credit union by July 31 are eligible for the next monthly drawing, which will take place in August.
Participating Credit Unions and headquarter cities
Crane CU, Odon
Diamond Valley FCU, Evansville*
Evansville FCU, Evansville
Evansville Teachers FCU, Evansville
Financial Builders FCU, Kokomo
Financial Center First CU, Indianapolis
Harvester Financial CU, Indianapolis**
KEMBA CU, Indianapolis* 
Members Advantage CU, Michigan City
Members Choice FCU, Bloomington
Members Source CU, Merrillville
Natco CU, Richmond
One Vision FCU, Jeffersonville
Sterling United FCU, Evansville
Thrive CU, Muncie
*Program launched July 1 at these credit unions.
**Launching on Aug. 1
About Save to Win and prize-linked savings: Indiana passed prize-linked savings into law in 2014. In 2015, Indiana’s credit unions partnered with the Indiana Credit Union League and Save to Win to begin making plans for the 2016 roll-out. The program was first offered in Michigan in 2009 and has continued to grow and flourish in other states. Indiana is one of just ten states whose credit unions are offering Save to Win. Click here for more information about Save to Win in Indiana.
The Indiana Credit Union League is the statewide trade association for credit unions in Indiana. Those credit unions serve more than 2 million Hoosiers.he Indiana Credit Union League is the statewide trade association for credit unions in Indiana. Those credit unions serve more than 2 million Hoosiers.