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 book 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 […]

Join HUECU’s Team for BWH’s Stepping Strong Challenge!

HUECU is once again participating in a month-long steps challenge—and we hope you will join us! As part of a community-wide effort to support trauma survivors, HUECU will join 50+ companies to take 500 million steps together from May 1-31. When the community’s total number of steps reaches that goal, BWH sponsors will make a […]

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 […]

60 Pairs of Shoes “New” Again for Children in Need

A team of 13 Harvard University Employees Credit Union (HUECU) employees volunteered at Cradles for Crayons in Newton on Friday May 20, sorting and cleaning more than 60 pairs of shoes to donate to children in need. According to the Center for Progress, Massachusetts children rank third among all 50 states for inequality. The COVID-19 […]

Looking for an Escape?

These last two years, members’ travel habits have changed a lot. One noticeable trend has been an increase in the purchasing of vacation homes. If you’re looking for your own special “get away” place, HUECU can help! We offer financing for vacation homes anywhere in New England, with the great rates, flexible terms, exceptional service […]

HUECU Volunteers Clean up the Charles for Earth Day

Harvard University Employees Credit Union (HUECU) employees joined 50 volunteers at the 23rd Annual Earth Day Charles River Cleanup hosted by the Charles River Conservancy. The volunteers picked up trash and spruced up stretches of the riverbank along Memorial Drive. “The Charles River is vitally important to Cambridge, Boston and the communities it touches along […]

HUECU Volunteers at Food for Free

HUECU was proud to send a team of employees to volunteer at Food for Free in Somerville, MA on Wednesday, April 20th. The HUECU team packed close to 400 boxes of fresh food that were distributed throughout Cambridge, Somerville and Greater Boston. For 41 years, Food for Free has provided local families in need access […]

2022 College Scholarship Winners

HUECU is pleased to announce this year’s recipients of the college scholarship program! Ten high school seniors were recently awarded $1,000 scholarships from the Credit Union. The winners, nine from Massachusetts and one from Virginia, were selected by a volunteer Scholarship Review Committee comprised of HUECU members. The Committee reviewed applications from more than ninety […]

Update on our Longwood Medical Area Branch

The HUECU Branch at the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) has been closed since March of 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic. We have always intended to reopen that office and were preparing to do so in the near future, however, we regret to announce that it won’t be possible. HUECU was recently notified […]

HUECU Holds Annual Meeting and Director Election

On Wednesday, March 30, 2022 Harvard University Employees Credit Union held its 82nd Annual Meeting at the Harvard Faculty Club. At the meeting, members in attendance heard from Credit Union officers and directors about the 2021 performance of HUECU. Speakers included Chairman George White, President and CEO Craig Leonard, Senior Vice President and CFO Katie […]

Record Turn Out for Thrive Home Buying Forum

HUECU hosted its annual Thrive Home Buying Forum the first week of march as a virtual event. The three-day event attracted over 500 participants from multiple states. That’s a record-setting number for the member education event, which was hosted in both English and Spanish. “Providing financial education to our communities is what HUECU is all […]

Enjoy Discounts through new HSA Partnership

The Credit Union has partnered with Harvard Student Agencies (HSA) to provide a new benefit to HUECU members: members will receive exclusive discounts from HSA businesses. This includes 20% off HSA tutoring in-person or remotely; 20% off The Academies, which offers exploratory courses and programs for high school students; 15% off HSA Cleaners and Dorm […]