WINcentive® Savings Celebrates Winners Throughout Minnesota, Adds Wisconsin Resident Eligibility
Monday, April 23, 2018
Posted by: Laura Whittet
COON RAPIDS, Minn. (April 23, 2018) – Credit union participants in the WINcentive Savings program celebrated $1,000 winners at Affinity Plus Federal Credit Union, Financial One Credit Union, Fulda Area Credit Union and St. Cloud Federal Credit Union in the drawings for the first quarter of 2018. An additional 45 lucky credit union members throughout Minnesota were also rewarded with $100 each for their savings habits.
WINcentive Savings incentivizes consumers to save by offering risk-free rewards. WINcentive prizes are awarded on a monthly, quarterly, and annual basis, with prizes ranging from $100 to $5,000. Account holders qualify for up to four chances per month for each $25 increase in their month over month savings balance. Credit union members in Minnesota have opened more than 6,000 WINcentive Savings accounts, saving over $4.6 million dollars through this program.
As a prize-linked savings program, WINcentive Savings in Minnesota is among a growing number of programs that have launched nation-wide as states pass prize-linked savings enabling legislation. Recently, Wisconsin passed legislation for financial institutions in the state to offer prize-linked savings. Due to the proximity of the state and membership overlap for many participating credit unions, WINcentive Savings has expanded eligibility in the program to Wisconsin residents who are members of participating credit unions.
WINcentive Savings is offered at 21 credit unions in Minnesota and Del-One Federal Credit Union in Delaware. In addition, MnCUN and TruLync have partnered with the New York Credit Union Association to administer the prize-linked savings program Lucky Savers and with the Louisiana Credit Union League to create the Lucky Lagniappe Savings program.
More information about WINcentive Savings, including a list of participating credit unions, can be found at wincentivesavings.org.
TruLync™, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Minnesota Credit Union Network, offers credit unions and other financial institutions nationwide a complete suite of cost-effective technology solutions which improve operational efficiency, increase financial performance, reduce risk, and enrich member relationships. An outsource provider in the field of business analytics, TruLync applies the cooperative model to deliver OnApproach M360: allowing more credit unions to participate by minimizing the cost of increasing staff and building and maintaining an infrastructure in-house. For more information, visit trulync.com.
The Minnesota Credit Union Network is the statewide trade association that works to ensure the success, growth and vitality of Minnesota credit unions. With nearly $20 billion in assets, Minnesota credit unions are local, trusted financial cooperatives that serve more than 1.7 million members at almost 400 branch locations around the state. As not-for-profit institutions, credit unions give back to the communities they serve. For more information, visit mncun.org.