Announcements News

Shred Days!

Shred Days

CorePlus Credit Union announces an upcoming Shred Days in Eastern Connecticut. These FREE events are held in partnership with Infoshred as a way to protect individuals from identity theft, a growing concern. People may bring personal documents, financial records, credit card statements, insurance forms, canceled checks, bank statements and tax preparation worksheets to be shredded. You can actually watch your items being shredded on-site! 

  • April 21st event is hosted at CorePlus Credit Union, 67 Lathrop Road, Plainfield, and runs from 9am to noon
  • May 5th event is hosted at CorePlus Credit Union, 40 Boston Post Rd., Waterford, and runs from 9am to noon

These events are FREE and open to the public. To serve as many people as possible, please limit your volume to 3 boxes. Visitors are invited to stop into the lobby to enter a drawing for a personal sized home shredder.

On-Site Shredding, or Mobile Destruction, is for people who prefer their material be shredded prior to being removed from their facility. Infoshred is the only vendor in New England to be certified by NAID for secure On-site Document Destruction.

Infoshred offers confidential document shredding in Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island.



Free Checking at CorePlus

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Just starting out and/or paying fees? CorePlus’ PerksPlus is perfect for you! No confusion, no fine print— just FREE checking!
Ask us today!

Yes, it’s truly FREE. Offering You Flexibility & Freedom

  • No Minimum Balance Required
  • Free Mastercard® Debit Card
  • Free Home Banking
  • Free E-Statements*
  • $250 Per Month Direct Deposit Minimum*

All CorePlus Checking Accounts Include:

  • CPCU iBanking and the iMobile App for Android or Apple*
  • FREE Bill Pay
  • Monthly E-statements
  • Overdraft Protection Programs*
  • Ability to View Cleared Checks Online
  • All Funds Insured Up To $250,000 by NCUA

CardValet Security FREE for your Debit Card 

CardValet LogoAdd another level of security to your debit card by letting you decide how and when they can be used, and alerting you when any types of transactions you specify take place to help identify and stop potential fraud from happening. You can even use CardValet to set personal spending limits that help you stay within your budget goals.

With CardValet, you can turn cards on or off in seconds anywhere, and even use GPS to restrict transactions to businesses within a designated area. You also can receive alerts when you’re getting close to any personal spending limits you’ve set.

*Required features/services and failure to meet minimum usage requirements, or cancellation of the feature will impact fees and benefits associated with this product. **Always use a known, secure connection when logging onto the Internet. Only use a trusted Wi-Fi source when logging on or using the Internet remotely.



Announcements News

CPCU & CCCU Proposed Merger


Moving Forward – Together!
CorePlus Federal Credit Union and Connecticut Community Credit Union, Inc.
Announce Proposed Merger 

(Norwich, CT and Pawcatuck, CT, March 16, 2018)

CorePlus Federal Credit Union (CorePlus) Chair Robert Trinque, and Connecticut Community Credit Union, Inc. Chair Susan Dowling, announced that the Boards of Directors of both institutions have entered into a merger agreement with the intent to incorporate Connecticut Community Credit Union, Inc. (CCCU) into CorePlus Federal Credit Union.  Both Boards agreed that the accord is in the best interest of both financial institutions in ‘moving forward’.

Joyce A. McElhaney, President/CEO of Connecticut Community Credit Union, Inc. went further stating, “We are extremely pleased with the opportunity of joining forces with CorePlus.  Their focus on members, staff and the community mirrors our operating philosophy.  Our members will enjoy the benefits of additional products and services, and will continue to be served by existing staff and branch locations.”

Nicholas K. Fortson, CorePlus President and CEO, stated: “We are looking forward to combining the skills and resources of both CorePlus and Connecticut Community Credit Union, Inc.  The opportunity to take advantage of operational efficiencies will enhance our ability to meet the ever changing needs of our membership and community.”

CorePlus Federal Credit Union, founded in 1936, currently has 8 full service branches locally in Norwich, Taftville, Groton, East Lyme, Waterford, Plainfield, and within the Putnam and Brooklyn Walmart Supercenters.  CorePlus currently has more than 21,000 members and $200 million in assets.  Its’ services include a number of  consumer loan and savings products, including checking, auto loans, personal loans, credit card services, mortgage and home-equity loans.  CorePlus offers 24/7 banking through its iBanking portal and iMobile App.

Connecticut Community Credit Union, Inc., founded in 1950, is a $20 million financial institution with membership of over 3,400 with offices in Pawcatuck, CT and Foxwoods Resort Casino.  The merger is contingent on the approval of the members of Connecticut Community Credit Union, Inc., the National Credit Union Association, and the State of Connecticut Banking Commissioner.  The merger is expected to occur in the second quarter of 2018.  


CPCU Hosts Eversource Natural Gas Open House

Natural Gas

Join us…
For Eversource Natural Gas Open House!

Now more than ever it’s a smart choice to switch to natural gas. A Smart-E Loan offers no money down, low-interest financing to help you improve the comfort of your home – and save money! Convert to natural gas and install a high efficiency boiler or furnace to reduce energy use and costs.

Applying is as easy as child’s play. Call 860-886-0576 to get started today!

Waterford Community Meeting
Tuesday, March 20 – 6- 8pm
Waterford Town Hall, 15 Rope Ferry Road, Waterford

Jewett City/Griswold Community Meeting
Thursday, March 22 6:30-8:30
Griswold Senior Center – 22 Soule Street, Jewett City


Check out the details of our Smart-E Loans here.

Download a brochure of this Program Here!


Announcements News

Free Home Buyers Seminar

Home Buyer Seminar


This FREE home buyer seminar is an education session that covers the home buying process, loan programs & property eligibility, budgeting, getting credit ready and finding the right partners (realtors, lenders, attorney, insurance agents, home inspectors etc.).
5:15pm: Doors open-registration
5:30pm: Seminar starts
Refreshments Served
Seminar Dates & Locations:
April 5th — 40 Boston Post Rd., Waterford CT
April 26th — 67 Lathrop Rd., Plainfield CT
RSVP 2 ways:
Phone: 860-886-0576 ext. 3156
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Announcements News

Holiday Service Hours

Presidents DaySome CPCU locations will be closed on Monday, February 19th in observance of President’s Day.

Our full service branch locations at the Putnam and Brooklyn Walmart Supercenters are open from 10am – 7pm for your convenience.

iBanking via desktop and iMobile via device, as well as our ATM’s, Telephone Banking, and the website are always at your service!

Smart Banking. Community Trusted.


Preventing Tax Identity Theft

Tax Identity

Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week (Jan. 29-Feb 2) is a perfect time for consumers just like you to learn what identity theft is and how to protect yourself. Any type of identity theft can disrupt your finances, credit history, and reputation, and take time, money, and patience to resolve.

Often, identity thieves will use a Social Security number, mother’s maiden name, date of birth, or account number to open fraudulent new credit card accounts, charge existing credit card accounts, write share drafts, open share accounts, or obtain new loans. But, do you know how to recognize and prevent from becoming a victim of tax identity theft?

Look at these steps to help you prevent Tax Identity Theft?

  1. Get an Identity Protection PIN (IP PIN) from the IRS.
  2. Check your mail and credit union account statements every month.
  3. Monitor your credit reports on a regular basis.
  4. Talk to your credit union about the identity theft resources they may offer.
  5. Visit for a wide range of informational articles.

If you think someone used your SSN for a tax refund or a job — or the IRS sends you a notice or letter indicating a problem — contact the IRS immediately. Specialists will work with you to get your tax return filed, get you any refund you are due, and protect your IRS account from identity thieves in the future.

To learn more about protecting yourself agains identity theft or view this complete article, visit


Take Charge With A Debt Consolidation Loan

Debt Consolidation

Relax, you got this! Debt Consolidation equals less stress!

Quick and easy, one bill one low rate:

  • Reduces your holiday debt
  • Manages high interest rate loans
  • Save with a lower rate
  • Consolidate your bills into one easy payment

Check out CorePlus consolidation loan rates.

Call today, visit a branch near you, or apply online below!
860-886-0576 1-800-724-0779

 Apply Online Now!


Announcements News

Senior Financial Scams Seminar

Senior Financial Scam

CorePlus to Host “Senior Financial Scams” Seminars

Did you know that out-of-pocket costs associated with senior financial scams and exploitation are estimated at $2.9 billion a year? And that’s on the low side because many cases go unreported.

As the net worth of seniors increases, so does the likelihood they’ll be targeted by con artists trying to strip them of their life savings. Senior scams are on the rise, but with proper prevention and education, we can reverse that trend.

To increase your odds that you or a loved one—or someone in your care—can avoid becoming a victim of financial exploitation, you need to know the facts. Your professional friends at CorePlus Credit Union can help.

FREE informational session dates:

Senior Financial Scams

  • Thursday, January 11 – 12:00pm
    New London Senior Center, 120 Broad Street, New London
  • Thursday, January 18 – 10:45am              
    Rose City Senior Center, 8 Mahan Drive, Norwich
  • Thursday, February 22 – 12:45pm       
    East Lyme Senior Center, 37 Society Road, Niantic
  • Tuesday, February 27 – 1:00pm         
    Lyme/OL Senior Center, 26 Town Woods Road, Old Lyme

All seminars are FREE and open to the public. At the seminar, you’ll find out how big the problem of financial exploitation is, who’s committing the crime, common examples of senior scams, how to recognize signs of abuse, what the long-term effects of exploitation are, how to prevent it, and where to go for help.

RSVP to [email protected], call Susan Dombrowski, Member Experience Liaison at 860-886-0576 x 3171 or stop by any CorePlus Credit Union branch to register. This event is FREE and open to the public.