TAMPA, Fla. – (February 27, 2018) – GTE Financial continues to take extra measures to protect its members from fake accounts, fraud and identify theft. The credit union today announced the March launch of its newest checking account, Go Premium with GTE Secure. With the account, members and everyone in their household receive identity theft protection, triple bureau credit report monitoring, expert fraud resolution services and cell phone protection for just $4.95 a month.
“When launching a new product or service, we make sure that our members are getting the best value and convenience possible,” says Brian Best, president and CEO of GTE Financial. “Our community and our members’ needs have always come first, so we developed an account with security features that protect them and their family. Go Premium safeguards their money, identity, credit and their cell phone, which is another major expense in many households,” added Best.
The account encourages members to try something new and includes the following features:
• An annual percent yield (APY) of 2 percent, up to $3,000 in balances
• 3-in-1 credit score reports
• Triple bureau identity theft protection
• Expert fraud resolution services from start to finish
• $10,000 insurance coverage for recovery support
• Cell phone protection with a $50 deductible, up to $300 in coverage
• Health Savings Discount
• Extended Warranty and Buyers Protection
GTE Financial strives to offer value‐added services with all of its products for its members. This is why when evaluating which features would be included with the new checking account, the credit union wanted to provide benefits that would help give members the peace of mind of knowing that their finances and their family were safe and protected.
The credit union will begin to offer Go Premium with GTE Secure starting March 1. For more details, visit gtefinancial.org/gopremium.
About GTE Financial
GTE Financial is a not‐for‐profit financial cooperative with more than $1.8 billion in assets and 22
Community Financial Centers located throughout West Central, Florida. Chartered in 1935, GTE Financial is locally owned and operated in the Tampa Bay area and serves more than 260,000 individuals and businesses. The credit union continuously fundraises to give back to the community. In 2017, it donated more than $477,000, all raised by GTE employees through donations and activities. More information on GTE Financial can be found at www.gtefinancial.org.
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