Congratulations 2024 Scholarship Winners!

Each year, the Credit Union gives out college scholarships to support the children of our members. This year, we received 153 applications from high school seniors for the scholarship.  With the help of a volunteer scholarship review committee composed of our members, we chose ten students to volunteer to read the applications and choose the […]

84th Annual Meeting & Charter Change

On Tuesday, March 26, 2024 Harvard University Employees Credit Union held its 84th Annual Meeting, immediately followed by a Special Member Meeting to vote on a potential charter change for the institution. Members in attendance at the Harvard Faculty Club heard about the HUECU’s 2023 performance from a variety of speakers, including HUECU Chairman Jason […]

HUECU Hosts Annual Home Buying Forum

It’s no secret that buying a home these days is stressful and in Massachusetts, the process has become increasingly more difficult, competitive and expensive. The competition is fierce among buyers and sellers. Sellers are increasing the sale of their home way above their value and sellers are willing to pull out their checking accounts to […]

Calling all Harvard Students!

Our 2024 Wintersession Personal Finance Seminar concluded on January 16th and 18th! Attendees heard from personal finance experts on everything from building a strong credit score as a student to breaking into the world of investing. In case you missed anything, you can watch the presentations or view the slides here! Here are the presentations […]

HUECU Completes Ben 3.2 Run/Walk

In a bid to make a meaningful impact and foster community spirit, HUECU proudly participated in the Ben 3.2 Virtual Run/Walk, supporting The Benson M. Abercrombie ’21 Fund. The Ben 3.2 Experience The Ben 3.2 is a virtual run/walk event that, this year, spanned from Sunday, November 12, to Sunday, November 26. Participants had the […]

HUECU Launches Investment Services!

Harvard University Employees Credit Union is pleased to welcome Raj Bhanshali as an Investment Advisor Representative for HUECU Investment Services, a division of the credit union providing investment, retirement and financial planning services to members through CUSO Financial Services (“CFS.”)* In his position, Bhanshali will provide financial advice on investment and insurance strategies for members […]

HUECU Receives Dora Maxwell Award

HUECU’s CEO Craig Leonard and Community Engagement Specialist, Terrence Bazile, recently attended APEX 2023, hosted in Connecticut and presented by the Cooperative Credit Union Association and the Credit Union League of Connecticut. At the event, HUECU was honored to be awarded the Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Community Service Award! This award is presented to credit […]

HUECU Runs B.A.A. 10K!

On Sunday, June 25th, Harvard University Employees Credit Union (HUECU) staff successfully completed the B.A.A. 10K. It’s one of the most eagerly awaited road races in the Boston area. Athletes from 49 states and 102 countries formed an energized community of runners who were committed to helping the renowned Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH). The […]

New! Digital Estate Planning

Thanks to our new partnership with Gentreo, members have the opportunity to protect what they love with an easy, affordable, and award-winning estate planning solution. From helping you to create wills and living trusts to guiding you through designating health care proxies and powers of attorney, Gentreo is there for you. Plus, you’ll have access […]

HUECU Takes Giant Steps for BWH’s Stepping Strong Challenge

More than 50 HUECU members participated in Brigham and Women’s Hospital’s Step Up for Stepping Strong Challenge during the month of May. Similar to past years, the steps challenge raised money to support trauma patients at The Gillian Reny Stepping Strong Center for Trauma Innovation. The center was created after the Boston Marathon bombing, to […]

Celebrating the 2022-2023 Student Advisory Council’s Contributions!

At HUECU, we want to express our deepest appreciation for the extraordinary contributions made by the 2022-2023 Student Advisory Council (SAC). The SAC‘s partnership with us was instrumental in providing us with valuable insights and feedback, which were crucial in shaping our direction towards greater success. The dedication the SAC showed towards financial education was truly inspiring, and […]

Congratulations to our 2023 Scholarship Winners!

For the past seven years, it’s been an honor for the Harvard University Employees Credit Union (HUECU) to bestow scholarships to high school seniors. HUECU is pleased to announce that ten high school seniors were recently awarded $1,500 scholarships from the Credit Union. The winners were selected by a volunteer Scholarship Review Committee comprised of […]

Children’s Book Drive

Thank you to everyone who donated to the CCUA Book Drive! Hosted by the Massachusetts Credit Unions, this book drive supported the mission to bring new and gently used books to those in need throughout Massachusetts. Since 2001, the Massachusetts Credit Unions have donated more than 333,423 books to many non-profit agencies in cities and […]

Earn more with NEW Smart Rewards Savings

Give your savings a major boost without tying up your money longer term! With a Smart Rewards Savings account from HUECU, members can earn 4.00% APY on balances up to $25,000. 1 Any member with a Smart Rewards Checking Account is eligible to open a new Smart Rewards Savings. When the monthly qualifications in the […]

HUECU Holds Annual Meeting

On Monday, March 27, 2023 Harvard University Employees Credit Union held its 83rd Annual Meeting at the Harvard Faculty Club. At the meeting, members in attendance heard from Credit Union officers and directors about the 2022 performance of HUECU. Speakers included Chairman George White, President and CEO Craig Leonard, Senior Vice President and CFO Katie […]

HUECU Hosts Saving and Home Buying Events

HUECU recently hosted multi-day workshops for both America Saves Week and our Annual Home Buying Forum. Here’s a recap! Interested in attending upcoming workshops? Visit our Workshops Page. And, to view past presentations, check out our YouTube channel. America Saves Week America Saves Week is a national effort to help millions grow their savings by […]

Message From our CEO on the Financial Sector

Dear HUECU Members, With some of the shocking news coming out of the banking sector, I thought it was a good time to reiterate the protection you have as a Credit Union member.Credit unions are generally well capitalized and conservatively run institutions, and this has always been the case at HUECU. We maintain equity reserves […]

New Benefit: Insurance Services

HUECU recently launched our newest offering for members: Insurance Services. This program can assist members by helping protect the financial future of loved ones with insurance policies designed to be affordable and reliable. We know you need a trustworthy insurance provider, one you can depend on throughout life to help protect your family. Our agents […]

HUECU Volunteers Hit 200 Hours

In April, the Harvard University Employees Credit Union launched the Volunteer Initiative Program (VIP) to help the local community and increase employee engagement. Since then, employees have leaped at the opportunity to volunteer their time to area non-profit organizations. This month, HUECU employee volunteers achieved a significant milestone. Collectively, they have donated over 200 VIP […]

New Branch in Longwood Medical Area

After much anticipation, the new HUECU branch in the Longwood Medical Area (LMA) has opened its doors at 435 Brookline Avenue in Boston (at the corner of Joslin Place). The new street-level location is replacing the previous branch located inside the T. H. Chan Harvard School of Public Health, which was closed during the COVID […]

Understanding Federal Student Loans with Expert Betsy Mayotte

After almost three years of the unknown, federal student loan borrowers learned their fate recently when President Biden made a final decision to erase $10,000 to $20,000 for borrowers who matched certain criteria. This past September’s ruling left many perplexed and filled with additional questions. To bring clarity and help borrowers sift through the unknown, […]

HUECU Donates to Mount Auburn Hospital’s New Emergency Department

HUECU is here for Mount Auburn Hospital as a supporter of their “Here for You” campaign to transform the way patients receive emergency care. The HUECU Board unanimously approved HUECU’s $100,000 donation pledge. Mount Auburn Hospital’s new rapid care initiation process will provide patients with comfortable and private settings to receive personalized compassionate care. The […]

HUECU’s Personal Finance Summit Recap

With the hardships of the last few years and soaring inflation, many are feeling the pressure of day-to-day life, and one of the biggest stressors is finances. To help combat rising financial stress, Harvard University Employees Credit Union (HUECU) hosted its Thrive Personal Finance Summit on June 14-15, focusing on both mental and financial wellbeing. […]

Coming Soon: New Branch in Longwood

HUECU is excited to announce that we have a new home in the Longwood Medical Area! The new HUECU branch will be located at 435 Brookline Avenue, Boston. Operating hours will be Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. This is a street level storefront in the heart of the medical area and […]

HUECU Introduces Volunteer Program

HUECU recently launched its Volunteer Initiative Program (VIP) which allows Credit Union employees to use work time to participate in volunteering events in the community. The first volunteer event occurred on April 20 at Food for Free in Somerville, where the volunteers packed close to 400 boxes of fresh food that were distributed to families […]

Introducing New Digital Features

At HUECU, we’re always looking for new and innovative ways to enhance our members’ experiences, and feedback from members is often what drives these initiatives. This year, we’ve made a number of technical improvements based on input from you! New Online Mortgage Application: In April, we introduced a new mortgage application platform that makes finding […]

Summer CD Special

Avoid the volatility out there and focus on guaranteed savings with these limited-time CD specials from HUECU: 11-month certificate at 2.00% APY* 15-month certificate at 2.25% APY* Not sure if a CD is right for you? If you’re looking for a dependable return on your money, but don’t need to tap into it for a […]

HUECU Runs the B.A.A. 10k to Support Brigham and Women’s Hospital

The B.A.A. 10K was held yesterday for the first time in person since 2019, drawing more than 5,000 competitors from 45 states and 81 countries to raise money for Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH). The HUECU team had a great time despite some high temps! The race started and finished on Charles Street, and runners […]

HUECU Employees Step Up for a Great Cause

More than 50 Harvard University Employees Credit Union (HUECU) employees volunteered for more than 900-thousand steps among the group, for the Brigham, and The Gillian Reny Stepping Strong Center for Trauma Innovation. The Stepping Strong Center overall exceeded its 500M steps goal and has secured a $100,000 donation from HUECU. “The participation and generosity of […]

HUECU Middle School Essay Winners Receive State Award

On Friday, May 20, two Harvard University Employees Credit Union (HUECU) sponsored students were honored at the 2022 Cooperative Credit Union Association, Inc. (CCUA) Massachusetts Students Essay Contest Awards Ceremony at the Holiday Inn and Suites in Marlborough. The two students had previously won HUECU’s essay contest before having their submissions elevated to the state-level […]