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Staying on track to financial goals can be a challenge. Sometimes, it feels like the money leaves your account as
Have your students been high achievers this year? Capitol View wants to reward and help encourage financial responsibility! This May
Assistant Manager Jessica Horst is also our Financial Coach. While she won’t advise you on specific products or do your
Join us for our 2024 Annual Meeting at the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden on Wednesday, April 24! Tickets include
Membership will elect three members to our board of directors at our 2024 Annual Meeting on April 24. This year,
Capitol View participates in Co-Op Shared Branching! If you can’t make it to our office here in Des Moines, you
Tired of paper building up every month? Capitol View offers electronic statements as an alternative to mailed paper statements! With
The Iowa Credit Union Foundation is currently accepting applications for the 2024 Warren A. Morrow Memorial Scholarship! High school seniors
As we start a new year, it’s important to remember to be on the lookout to protect your personal information
If you’ve gotten a new debit card this year, you might have noticed that they look a little different than
Several members have reported receiving suspicious text messages or phone calls. The messages and calls claim to be from Capitol
Introducing our Money Mover rate bump on certificates of deposit! When you purchase a CD at Capitol View with new
We are excited to announce that Assistant Manager, Jessica Horst, has recently become certified as a financial coach through the
Passwords are our first line of defense against hackers. As password requirements continue to become more complicated, it’s worth considering
Since the Federal Reserve started raising interest rates early last year, credit card rates have risen to their highest on
When you think of your credit score, you might think of it as a single number. Your score may change
Soak in the savings by moving your loans to Capitol View! Moving your loan to Capitol View could: Lower your
There is so much attention on cyber security nowadays that we may forget that hard copies of documents are just
Has your child worked hard and excelled in school this year? Capitol View wants to reward their efforts and help
Auto dealers are more than happy to not just sell you a car, but finance it too. The first thing
Automatic Transfers Set up your own automatic transfers between your Capitol View accounts using online banking! Under Money Movement, select
The 2023 annual meeting will be held on April 26 at the Des Moines Botanical Garden! Join us for board
Dear Members, You may be aware of the recent bank failures, including Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) in California and Signature
Account Alerts Don’t get caught off guard with activity in your accounts! Capitol View’s digital banking offers Account Alerts to
Every year Capitol View Credit Union holds elections for our board of directors. This year there will be three seats
For many of us, it can be stressful getting our credit card statements in January, after the long holiday season.
2022 offered some of the fastest rate increases we’ve seen in decades. Rates are poised to begin to slow in
Moving your loan to Capitol View could: Lower your payment Lower your rate Pay off your loan faster Reward are
Capitol View is proud to serve exclusively state employees and their families. That exclusivity gives us many advantages over large
Several members have reported receiving a suspicious text message or phone calls. The messages and calls claim to be from
The Holidays are coming soon! Have you finished your Christmas shopping yet? There are a couple of responses I usually
Home equity loans and lines of credit offer members the ability to leverage the equity in your home to fund
Whether you’ve recently misplaced your debit card or you’re hoping to keep yourself from spending money, you can easily lock
Earn 3x on up to $1,500 worth of qualifying transactions made between October 3, 2022 and December 31, 2022.* Shop
Our CEO, Brent Kowalsky, will be retiring at the end of September, following 38 years of service. During his tenure,
Following Brent’s retirement in September, Assistant Manager Benjamin Sheridan, will be taking over as CEO. Benjamin has worked at Capitol
Buying a home is a significant life moment and you deserve it to be treated that way. While large banks
Advancing technology has made moving money easier than ever. Capitol View’s digital banking services allow you to securely send money
Have you been contacted to perform a large transaction? Fraudsters are skilled at avoiding suspicion. If you’re being asked to
Due in large part to the recent pandemic, supply chain shortfalls, and the war in Ukraine, the world economies are
Has your child worked hard and excelled in school this year? Capitol View wants to reward their efforts and help
Capitol View partners with Premier Lending Alliance for mortgage loans. Premier is a trusted, local partner based in Johnston that
Spring is here, and it is the perfect time to clear out those old documents. On May 11, Capitol View
The Federal Reserve decided in March to increase the federal funds rate by 0.25%. With inflation at its highest levels
Home values are on the rise and rates will be, soon. Now is the perfect time to capitalize on your
Capitol View is unlike other institutions in more ways than one. Our exclusivity to state employees and their families is
Annual Meeting This year’s Annual Meeting and board member elections will held the evening of April 27, 2022 at the
Mobile check deposits, available through our mobile app, save you time and a trip to the office by allowing you
Nationwide Outage UPDATE 11:15am, 10/25/21: The recent outage has been resolved. Thank you for your patience and understanding. ================= 11:04am,
With the holidays around the corner, it’s important to plan ahead for seasonal expenses. Here are a few ways that
Capitol View has consolidated our home banking and mobile app into a unified digital banking system, giving members access to
We are happy to welcome our newest Member Service Representative, Vannessa Tootill! Vannessa started in September and is working in
If you are interested in taking a bigger role in setting the direction of your credit union, please contact the
Every member who opens or refinances a new loan with Capitol View will be entered for a chance to win
Borrowing against the equity in your home is a great way to tap into a source of funding when you
Consider what refinancing your vehicle could do for you. Possibilities include: View Current Rates Talk to one of our amazing
With mortgage rates so low over the last few years, there has been a lot of discussion about the advantages
Later this quarter, we will be releasing a brand new digital banking platform for desktops, tablets, and smartphones. This new
Capitol View is excited to welcome three new staff members: Madeline, Linda, and Diane! Madeline will be joining us for
UPDATE: The recent debit card network outage has been resolved. Thank you for your patience and understanding while we worked
Beginning Monday, June 7 our office will adopt the following temporary hours of operation: Drive-Through Window & Phones: 9am - 4pm, Monday
This year’s Annual Meeting and board member elections will held the evening of September 8, 2021 at Jester Park Lodge.
May 12 from 11am-1pm at our branch. Spring is here, and it is the perfect time to clear out those
Has your child worked hard and excelled in school this year? Capitol View wants to reward their efforts and help
The second wave of stimulus checks only started hitting checking accounts a few weeks ago, and the BBB  and the FTC
All of us at Capitol View Credit Union are looking forward to a new year and the possibilities it brings.
Capitol View is excited to announce that we will be upgrading our online and mobile banking systems later this year.
Capitol View is proud to serve exclusively state employees and their families. That exclusivity gives us many advantages over large
The way we celebrated the holidays this winter was very different from normal. However one thing that remained true for
If you currently have an auto loan through another lender here are five great reasons to consider moving it to
After eight months of negotiations, the Senate has passed a new coronavirus stimulus plan. The $900 billion economic relief package
This year, there are two scholarship opportunities for high school seniors focused on financial responsibility. Explore the Warren A. Morrow
You’ve likely caught the term “recession” thrown around on the news in the last several months. But, do you know
A home equity loan or line of credit, can be ideal ways to source extra funds during a falling-rates environment.
This year has been unlike any other. However, there are ways that you can show your support for our community
Capitol View was deeply saddened to share that loan officer Doug Allen died unexpectedly in September following a brief battle
Due to ongoing power outages, our office will be closed today, August 13, 2020. However, staff will be answering phone
This year's annual meeting will be held virtually via Zoom on August 19 at 2pm. If you would like to
Due to the recent coin shortage associated with the current pandemic, Capitol View will be limiting the amount of coin
Debt is the ultimate killjoy. It can destroy a budget, make long-term financial planning impossible, and shadow every purchase you
There have been several recent changes made to the structure of IRAs with the passing of the Setting Every Community
Medical bills can easily wipe out a person’s savings with just one major life event. If you ever find yourself
Iowans are known for our hard work, trustworthiness, and trust in others. Unfortunately, that trust of others can lead us
Dear Members, The Iowa State Patrol has notified Capitol View Credit Union that a demonstration is being planned for this
Your trusted debit card maintenance app, "Shazam Bolt", is now "Brella". This new app will offer cardholders to monitor transaction
The security of your personal information is a primary goal of Capitol View. That is why we will never ask
The COVID-19 pandemic has presented unprecedented challenges to us all. All of us at Capitol View want you to know
As the situation surrounding the coronavirus continues to develop, your health and financial security continues to be our priority. Beware
Has your child worked hard and excelled in school this year? Capitol View wants to reward their efforts and help
Capitol View recently made changes to our inactive account fee. These changes are meant to better reflect accounts that are
We have updated our funds availability policy effective July 1, 2020. From that point forward, the funds availability of check
NOTE: This year's shred event will be contactless due to concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic. Shred bins will be placed
If you are currently using a bank as your primary financial institution, clean up your finances and upgrade them to
The recent COVID-19 outbreak has generated a great amount of uncertainty in our community and country. Given the growing impact
9:15am, March 25, 2020 UPDATE - All online and mobile services should now be fully restored. If you attempted to
Lobby Closing Until Further Notice Drive-Through Will Remain Open M-F 8am-5pm   Based on the progression of the COVID-19 virus
Capitol View is closely monitoring developments related to Coronavirus and is taking proactive measures to ensure the ongoing health and
With mortgage rates falling and financial experts predicting an unstable future for the economy, lots of homeowners are rushing to
It is expected that 2020 will be another beneficial year to buy or refinance a home. Mortgage rates are still
People have been hypothesizing about the probabilities of another recession occurring in the coming months and years. Like the weather,
The Iowa Credit Union League's Warren A. Morrow Memorial Scholarship is for high school and post high school students who
Tax Code Changes 2019
The tax code goes through an annual shakeup, and the changes can sometimes be confusing. Though most of this year’s