Monthly Archives: September 2011

Exciting News: Our Apps Have Arrived!

Exciting News: Our Apps Have Arrived! BrightStar CU’s iPhone & Android Apps are now available in your smart phone app store or marketplace. You can also utilize the mobile version of Online Banking on our mobile site Learn more here:

Why Credit Unions are a cheaper way to bank, from the Wall Street Journal.

Free online “university” teaches about personal finance

We were featured in the Sun Sentinel. Read all about BrightStar University

Free online “university” teaches about personal finance.


It’s our Birthday, yup BrightStar is turning 65 and we’re celebrating all year! Join us TODAY at the Margate Branch for free cupcakes. Plus, you can play our “Guess The Stars” Game and win $65. Visit to stay on top of ALL our anniversary activities. Here you can download cool desktop wallpapers, answer trivia questions for cash prizes & more!

Hope to see you there!

BrightStar University Has Arrived!


We’re proud to announce the launch of BrightStar University! Everyone can benefit from financial knowledge. We’ve made it easy. Just go to There’s cool financial content for all age groups. Check it out.

 At BrightStar University, members, employees, students, teachers, parents and others can log into improve their financial literacy.

 The site is divided into the following sections:

  • For Kids
  • For Middle School Students
  • For High School Students
  • For College Students
  • For Adults
  • For Parents and Teachers
  • Plus a Section in Espanol

 In each section, there are links to information, lessons, podcast, quizzes, curriculum, games and more—including Financial Football, NEFE High School Financial Planning Lessons, financial calculators and much more.

Congratulations to our BrightStar e-Statements winners!

Congrats to Sandy E. winner of an Apple iPad 2 for the month of August. We’re giving away three more between now and the end of November. You could win too if you register for BrightStar e-Statements. If you’re already registered, then you’re entered!

e-Statement is the free, convenient way to keep track of your Credit Union accounts online. Members can register for e-Statements within Online Banking by simply clicking on the e-Statements link.

More info is available on our e-Statements info page here:

Congratulations to Our August Share the Love Winners

Congratulations to our August Share the Love winners: Marion & Terry!  Last week, the Credit Union randomly drew the winning Referral Card from all the entries submitted from last month and both winners will receive $250 each. Woo Hoo!

 You can win too by simply referring your friends and family to join BrightStar. We’re awarding $500 every month in 2011 to a pair of winners in our Share the Love Member Referral Sweepstakes. The more members you refer, the better your chances of winning.

To get a member referral card and read the rules, visit

BrightStar Credit Union will be closed on Labor Day.

BrightStar Credit Union will be closed on Monday September 5th, 2011 for Labor Day. We are open normal hours Saturday this week. Online Banking and BillPay, Call24, debit card and ATM services will all be available for your convenience.

Our offices will reopen to normal schedule again on Tuesday September 6th. To view BrightStar’s normal hours & locations, click here. Have a nice weekend.