Icon Connect: March 2016

May 18, 2016 | Category: Blog ,Member Newsletter



Last chance to win in the Icon & KBOI2 Cash for You sweepstakes!

Have you entered to win cash in the Icon and KBOI2 Cash for You sweepstakes? There’s still time to win! Simply click here, enter the winning phrase below and watch KBOI2 News each night to see if you’ve won:

Winning phrase for Tuesday, March 1: “Watch KBOI”

Winning phrase for Wednesday, March 2: “KBOI Quickcast”

Each day since February 7, a random winner has received a $222 prize, collected in cash from an Icon branch in exchange for the answer to one simple question: “how are you going to spend your money?” While the answers to the question spanned every possible scenario, it was the grand prize winner’s story that surprised us most.

Kunz (pictured), along with her husband and son, won the $2,222 prize only two days after her young son created a GoFundMe page to help save money for a fishing boat so he could compete in bass fishing tournaments. With a goal of $2,000, he’d hoped to earn enough donations to eventually buy a modest boat to continue to develop his hobby. Needless to say, the cash prize helped him meet their goal in record time!

The sweepstakes concludes March 2, 2016, and will be followed by a final charitable donation of $2,222 to one of Icon’s nonprofit partners, as chosen by votes cast by the sweepstakes entrants. Icon hopes to announce the nonprofit winner on its Facebook page at facebook.com/iconcreditunion on March 4, 2016.

High-Yield Checking account now available – earn 2.50% APY*!

It’s here – Icon’s all new High-Yield Checking account, offering an incredible 2.50% APY* on balances up to $10,000! This flexible account offers everything you want and need in a checking account without any of the hassles. Here’s how it works:


• Icon membership

• 15 debit card transactions per month

• Direct deposit

• eStatement enrollment

• One monthly login to Online Banking


• 2.50% APY*

Zero prequalification or monthly fees

Free debit card

Free mobile banking with mobile deposit, bill pay and more!

Click here to open a new High-Yield Checking Account
*Annual Percentage Yield. Earn 2.50% yield on balances up to $10,000 when conditions are met. If conditions are not met, dividend earned will be 0.05% on entire account balance. Rates subject to change. Federally insured by NCUA.

Second Chance Mortgage program helps members after financial hardships

After all, that’s what Icon is all about!

If you’re one of the millions of Americans who experienced a financial hardship through the Great Recession, you might be concerned about your ability to buy a home again in the future. But did you know Icon has a program designed to help you get back on your feet?

Icon’s Second Chance Mortgage provides flexible, personalized solutions for buyers who have experienced:

  • Bankruptcies
  • Foreclosures
  • Short sales
  • Recently re-established credit

If any of these situations apply to you, give us a call at (208) 344-7948 to speak with a friendly mortgage loan officer and find out if the Second Chance Mortgage program is right for you!

Welcome John Neil, Mortgage Loan Officer

Looking to buy a home or shop around for one of Icon’s other great mortgage products? Stop by our Chinden Branch at 12598 W Explorer Dr and say hi to our newest Mortgage Loan Officer, John Neil!

John brings years of experience and a commitment to his past and future clients to always put their best interest first. Give him a call at (208) 947-2219 or email him at jneil@iconcreditunion.org today to get started!

Let Icon help you plan for your summer vacation or wedding

If you’re planning a big event this year, now is the time to open a savings account to help plan accordingly and offset any unexpected expenses when the event arises. Icon can quickly set up automatic deposits on your behalf!

Wedding and honeymoon

Sure, there are the known costs like the venue, dress and catering. But don’t be left in a pinch if there’s a transportation delay or tragic cake accident! Even saving $100/month can help with those surprise expenses.

Pro tip: if you’re getting married in 2017, take that extra time to save and start your marriage on the right track. Don’t put your honeymoon on a credit card!

Summer vacation

Don’t wait until the heat of the summer to realize a beach vacation might be in order! Pick your destination, research the costs and set a goal today so you can relax this summer – both physically and financially. Even a small monthly deposit of $75 could add up to $450 by August, helping cover that flight to Disneyland!

Braces or other planned medical bills

Medical bills are often unexpected, so why not get a head start on the ones you can predict? If you have children, a quick orthodontic exam can let you know if braces may be necessary in the future. Saving just $30/month could help you save thousands by the time the bills come due. Plan ahead for this costly procedure so when the time comes you’ll be smiling!

Christmas shopping

We know, it seems like Christmas was just yesterday! But a simple savings plan can help you plan for next year so it’s a little less of a shock to the wallet. In fact, opening a new savings account and setting aside just $50 each month could leave you with $500 extra to spend by the time Christmas comes around. Now that’s cause for cheer!

Click here to open a new savings account