MCCU Advice: Go Green this St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick’s Day is all about green: wearing green clothes, eating green food and attending parties and parades with green decorations. This St. Patrick’s Day, let’s make the green theme mean more than just a color by going “eco-friendly green” by going paperless with MCCU’s online banking!

Not only will you save time and money with MCCU’s online services, but you’ll help the environment. If every U.S. household stopped receiving paper bills and statements and used online banking and bill pay, it could reduce solid waste in U.S. landfills by more than 800,000 tons a year, enough to circle the Earth 278 times!

Go Green this St. Patrick’s Day

Benefits for going paperless with MCCU’s online banking

Less Waste

With MCCU’s online banking you can access up to 7 years of statement information online and can simply print your statement whenever you need it.

Saves Trees

Paperless statements are good for the environment. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the average American uses seven trees a year in paper, and approximately 1 billion trees worth of paper are thrown away every year.

By opting into online banking, there will be less demand for paper, which will preserve our trees, and cause less air pollution from paper production.

Less Clutter

The elimination of paper statements means less paper and clutter in your home. No more shuffling papers, sorting files or waiting for the mail. Easily access up to 7 years of statements online, anytime, almost anywhere.

Saves Time and Money

Make monthly payments with just a click through MCCU’s online bill pay – no checks, stamps or racing to the mailbox. The average consumer saves 2.5 minutes per bill when paying electronically, instead of with a check. The cost of postage and check stock can add up to more than $100 per year; these costs can be saved by making payments electronically through online bill pay, instead of by paper check. With the convenience of online bill pay, you can automate the bill-paying process by setting-up automatic payments which can help avoid late fees.

Improves Security

Switching to paperless statements could help prevent identity theft resulting from stolen mail. With online banking, you can monitor your payment activity and history securely 24/7 with nothing to get lost or intercepted in the mail. Nearly 85% of identity theft cases are due to “offline” transactions such as lost checkbooks and stolen bills, statements and check payments.

Earn Cash Back

With MCCU’s EcoChoice Checking you can earn $.10 per signature-based debit card transaction of $20 or more, up to $25 per month and $300 per year! It pays to go paperless!

None of us can change our yesterdays, but all of us can change our tomorrow.” – Colin Powell

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