Category Archives: Our Products

Want Your Tax Refund Faster?

Have it Direct Deposited to Your BrightStar Account.

Don’t wait for snail mail. Direct Deposit to your BrightStar CU account is the faster and safer way to receive your tax refund. Taxpayers who choose Direct Deposit can get their refunds much quicker. It’s secure and eliminates the possibility of your refund check being lost, stolen or returned to the IRS as undeliverable.

To have your tax refund Direct Deposited to your BrightStar account, use the following information on your tax forms: 

  • The BrightStar CU routing number is 267078299.
  • Make sure to select correct account type – Checking or Savings. 
  • Your Checking account number is the 13 digit number that appears on the bottom of your checks, after the routing number.
  • If you prefer funds to be deposited to your Savings account, the numbers will be your member number followed by your 2 digit account suffix/type, exclude any leading zeros or dashes.
  • If you don’t know your suffix, call us, check your statement, or view your suffix using Online Banking.

Why is BrightStar Brighter than the Average Bank?

We compared our free checking to several local banks.  Rather than brag, we’ll simply refer you to this handy comparison chart (PDF). If you know someone looking for the best free checking, be sure to refer them to BrightStar.

 Click below to see for yourself.

https://www.bscu.org/pdf/Checking_chart_compare.pdf

 

Mobile Banking

You can now access your BrightStar account on your mobile phone. Just go to m.bscu.org. Also, smart phones apps are coming soon.

Where Could $10,000 Take You This Summer?

Where Could $10,000 Take You This Summer? Find out by entering our Summer Sweepstakes. You could win by simply paying your bills!

Here’s How to Enter:

Pay at least 3 bills using BrightStar’s Online BillPay in June and July 2011, and you’ll automatically receive an entry into the sweepstakes for EVERY bill paid!

If you are not already enrolled in Online BillPay, it’s free and easy to enroll. Simply go to our home page (www.bscu.org) and log in to your account. Then once logged into Online Banking select the BillPay option. You will then be prompted to register.

  •  Grand Prize $10,000
  • First Prize $2,000 Travel Certificate
  • Second Prize 16 GB Apple iPad™ with Case
  • Third Prize $100

Details & Official Rules at BSCU.org

A Home Equity Loan May Be the Smarter Way to Borrow Money

If you have available equity in your home, consider  a BrightStar Credit Union Home Equity Line of Credit. We are running a special offer now with a rate as low as 2.99% APR for the first 6 months of your new loan. There’s no application fee, no annual fees, no closing costs—which is a savings of up to $1200. Plus the interest you pay may be tax deductible. (Consult your tax advisor for details.) You could qualify to borrow up to 80% of the equity in your home. Think of what you could do with the extra cash–make home repairs, consolidate bills, pay tuition, take a trip and so much more. Visit our website for more details. http://www.bscu.org/homeloans/HELOC.html

Suze Orman on the View, really “talked up” Credit Union Credit Cards!

We have told you before, that BrightStar Credit Union’s Credit Cards are listed on http://www.creditcardconnection.org with a whopping 5-STAR rating! Our cards are GREAT because we have NO annual fee, NO balance transfer fee, super LOW interest rates, a LOW late fee, and NO penalty rates. But don’t just take our word for it, Check out Suze Orman on the VIEW last week recommending credit union credit cards to the world because we are fair, ethical and offer real value to our members.

http://www.hulu.com/watch/182093/the-view-suze-orman-on-buying-gold?c=64:198

BrightStar’s Credit Cards are Rated 5 Stars!

BrightStar Credit Union’s Credit Cards are listed on www.creditcardconnection.org with a whopping 5-STAR rating. That’s because our credit cards have NO annual fee, NO balance transfer fee, super LOW interest rates, a LOW late fee, and NO penalty rates.

Suze Orman recommended credit union credit cards on Larry King Live because we are fair, ethical and offer real value to our members.

What are you waiting for? Jump on the bandwagon. Move your credit card balances to BrightStar today. http://www.bscu.org/5stars