CPort Blog Post Image 2 Do It All

If we can say one thing with confidence, it’s that 2020 has given new meaning to the term “homebody.” What once used to be the space where we would hang our hat at the end of our day has become so much more. No one knew just how much time we would be spending at…

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CPort Blog Post Image 2 Refinance

Mortgage rates continue to remain a hot topic of conversation. According to The Mortgage Report, a 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage was 2.875% at the end of the first week of September. Over the past few months, we have continued to see rates stay at or near all-time lows. Many experts say, if your mortgage rate is…

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CPort Blog Post Image 2 Check Scams

We know since the start of the pandemic scammers have been targeting people daily and their tactics continue to get more and more sophisticated. Right now, we’re noticing check scams are on the rise. Check scams can be used in a variety of ways, we wanted to share a few examples from the Federal Trade…

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CPort Blog Post Image Photo Contest

Have you been perfecting your photo skills the past few weeks? Remember, Friday, July 31 is the final day to submit your photos for the annual calendar photo contest. Photo Tips: We enjoy photos of all things Maine! Scenic photos, landscapes, landmarks, a budding flower bush or a snow-covered barn; we’re open to everything! Keep…

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Looking for a fun and easy low-cost hobby this summer? It’s time to pull out your camera and brush up on your snapping skills. We can hardly believe it’s that time of the year. Yes, we’re accepting submissions for cPort’s annual calendar photo contest! The DetailsThe sky’s the limit with this contest—we enjoy photos of…

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CPort Blog Post Image 2 Schedule

Like most businesses over the past few months, we’ve had to change how we operate to best support our staff and members during this pandemic. We adjusted our branch hours to better accommodate our employees and decided to temporarily close branches on Saturdays. Opening our branches back up in a safe and responsible way takes…

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CPort Blog Post Image Worried

As we continue to see COVID-19 cases in Maine and are encouraged to keep practicing social distancing, a lot of people are worried about what impact this will have on their finances. Whether you’re concerned about how you are going to keep saving or if you’ll be able to pay all your bills, here are…

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Credit Reports

It’s always been a good idea to monitor your credit closely. But now, given the heightened awareness around fraud during the pandemic, it’s more important than ever. Routinely reviewing your credit report is helpful for a few reasons: Catch identity theft early on We know that fraud scams have been on the rise during the…

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CPort Blog Post Image Cityfunds

Recognizing the need for more support, The City of Portland’s City Council approved up to $700,000 in additional funding in grants and loans to help Portland’s small businesses. This includes businesses that have remained open, furloughed some or all of their employees, closed temporarily, or are preparing to open. These funds are not meant to…

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CPort Blog Post Image Graduates

We are so fortunate to see so many young cPort members, and brilliant aspiring scholars in our community, accomplish the milestone of graduating college in pursuit of their career dreams. We’ve watched them grow since opening a College Club or Earnie Savings Account. The hard work and commitment of these students is to be celebrated.…

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What does NCUA mean?

Because your money is deposited at cPort, it’s safely backed by the U.S. government. More specifically, it’s insured by the National Credit Union Share Insurance Fund. This reserve was created by Congress in 1970 and insures millions of account holders in credit unions like cPort. The NCUA (National Credit Union Administration) is the independent federal…

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CPort Blog Post Image Exercise

Back Cove Trail | Portland, ME Corey Templeton Photography  A 30-minute stroll around the block, streaming a cardio session on YouTube, or a bike jaunt through the woods – exercise makes us feel better, more energetic, and helps us to live healthier lives. There’s another benefit we’d like to add to the list of things a…

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Touchless payment apps such as Venmo and PayPal are on the rise with more people trying to avoid handling cash during COVID-19. While popular apps like these are convenient and easy, they could be costing users in fees and privacy. At cPort, we’ve seen an increase in our eBanking platform usage too. Over 700 people…

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money podcasts

If we’ve learned one thing over the past few weeks, it’s that we have a lot of newfound time on our hands. Time spent mostly indoors. Yes, in our spare time we’re all binge-watching television shows, proving we are the next Top Chef, and occasionally reading a novel or two. But, wouldn’t it be great…

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CPort Blog Post Image Mortgage Rates (1)

With warmer weather and the promise of new beginnings on the horizon, Spring is a perfect time to consider refinancing a home mortgage. But with rates hovering around record level lows, now might be the best time we’ve seen in years. A 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 3.31% during the week ending April 16. A year…

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CPort Blog Post Image 2 PPP

Over the past couple of weeks, our team of dedicated loan officers has been working tirelessly to help businesses apply for and obtain financial assistance. Our main objective is to answer your questions and provide the best member service while helping you and your business navigate these challenging times. cPort Loans Operation Manager Evan D.…

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Deposit a check

cPort’s eBanking mobile app makes banking transactions as easy as a swipe of your screen. Our Deposit a Check feature allows you to deposit a check into your checking or savings account right from your phone. Have you tried it? It’s so simple and convenient, we think you’ll love it. Besides, we’re all doing our…

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CPort Blog Post Image Stimulus

The IRS started rolling out stimulus funds this week. So, your payment from the government is on the way. For some members, the money will be automatically deposited into your cPort Account. The IRS will use the account information you provided on your 2018 or 2019 tax return to deposit your funds. The IRS launched a…

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24 Hour Rule

While spending most of our time indoors lately, we’ve been doing a lot of online shopping, maybe a bit too much. You probably have, as well.  Have you seen the amazing deals out there? They can be tempting! It’s easy to make an impulse buy and spend money we should be saving. Here’s a tip:…

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CPort Blog Post Image AfterHours (3)

It’s 11PM at night and you have a burning question about your cPort account. Did you know that we have options available to assist you?   cPort’s eBanking has a convenient and easy to use secure messaging center that connects you to a Member Service Representative. Send us a message and we’ll get back as soon as…

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cPort President and CEO reads to students at Riverton Elementary School.

Monday, March 2 is National Read Across America Day. This morning, cPort President & CEO Gene Ardito participated in Read Across America Day by sharing a story with 5th graders at Riverton Elementary School in Portland. cPort has been a proud community partner of Riverton since 2008. Riverton Elementary School is a participant in cPort’s…

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Behind the scenes talking all things cPort Scholarship Program with Mayor Kate Snyder and Portland Public Schools Superintendent, Xavier Botana. cPort Credit Union is proud to make a $3,000 donation to Portland Public Schools. 2020 kicks off the thirteenth year of cPort’s Scholarship Program which takes places in eight elementary schools located throughout Portland, Augusta…

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CPort EBanking Blog Post Image (2)

On Tuesday, February 11 cPort will be upgrading our eBanking platform. In addition to a cleaner digital experience, and more robust business banking functionality, here are some exciting new online banking features you can expect to see with the upgrade: Smarter security features Stop Pay Principal Only Loan Payments Ability to view non-cPort Accounts **Important…

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Protecting Your Account Information In order to better protect the privacy and confidentiality of our member’s account information, cPort Credit Union uses a security method called Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA). There are several types of MFA options – cPort commonly utilizes a one-time passcode (OTP). With OTP, a single use code is generated and sent directly to the…

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Scarborough staff dressed as dogs from 101 Dalmatians

Do you know what else Fall has to offer besides Pumpkin Spice flavored everything? Halloween! Here at cPort, our staff are enthusiastic about all things Halloween. Every year, each of our branches engage in a friendly costume contest. We love to have our members get in on the fun too! Feel free to stop into…

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CPort Blog Post Image 2 BeKind

Over the summer, the Retail Association of Maine, Portland Chamber of Commerce, and Maine Grocers and Food Producers Association developed and launched the statewide Let’s Be Kind campaign. cPort is proud to promote the mission of the Let’s Be Kind campaign. cPort’s President & CEO, Gene Ardito says, “The purpose of the campaign is simple.…

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CPort Blog Post Image 2 BPTW

cPort was recently named as one of the 2020 Best Places to Work in Maine. The awards program was created in 2006 and is a project of the Society for Human Resource Management – Maine State Council (MESHRM) and Best Companies Group. Partners endorsing the program include: Mainebiz, the Maine State Chamber of Commerce and…

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CPort Blog Post Image 2 Hunger

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic many Mainers are struggling to put food on their tables and keep their families fed. Community is one of our core values at cPort, which is why we’re teaming up with the Maine Credit Union League to help end hunger in Maine.  The League’s Ending Hunger Campaign is…

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CPort Blog Post Image HomeSweetHome

Finding a financial institution that is a good match for you is an essential part of the home buying process. At cPort, our mortgage team is happy to help you find a loan that will meet your needs, and ensure that you have a smooth application process, from pre-qualification through closing. It doesn’t matter if…

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French Fries

cPort is proud to sponsor the Common Ground Fair. We think it’s important to support MOFGA’s mission statement around educating citizens on gardening, food production and sustainability.  Coincidently, MOFGA’s mission fits right into cPort’s core values. In the same way MOFGA provides support for the organic farming community, we take a similar approach to ensure…

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CPort Blog Post Image 2Annual Meeting (2)

cPort’s 2020 Annual Meeting will be held virtually via Zoom on Wednesday, August 26 at 8:30 a.m.  If you are interested in attending, please RSVP by Wednesday, August 19.  You can RSVP one of the following ways: In person with a cPort teller By emailing [email protected] Calling 1-800-464-0253 Once you RSVP, you will be sent the…

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From August 3 – 7 we held cPort’s Member Appreciation Week virtually. We missed seeing you all in person around the food trucks, but still had so much fun celebrating your membership with us. More than 5,000 of you participated by entering our draw to win prizes. Every day we selected individuals to win a…

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