We Florida Financial is proud to be your credit union. We have been with you for almost 70 years and we stand ready to help you in this uncertain time, dealing with the coronavirus pandemic. Our dedicated employees are here to serve you. Their safety is important to us. We are taking steps to protect their welfare so they can continue to provide great service to you, our members, for years to come. We will continue to monitor this health situation and adjust our plans as needed. We will also communicate updates to you so you stay informed.
We Florida Financial has a Business Continuity Plan in place which addresses a wide variety of possible events that can disrupt normal business functions. This plan includes specific protocols during a pandemic. Rest assured we are prepared to continue providing critical banking services to our members. Making your financial life better has always been our priority and in the midst of this situation that remains our commitment.
2021 STIMULUS PAYMENTS
January 5, 2021
New legislation has just been passed that includes another round of stimulus payments for qualifying individuals. We Florida Financial has processed all of the direct deposits that have been received from the IRS and U.S. Treasury regarding stimulus payments to date. Those members who received stimulus payments via automated deposit effective January 4, 2021 had access to the funds on January 1, 2021. If the payments were received for closed accounts or accounts with invalid account numbers, those stimulus payments will be returned to the U.S. Treasury. The IRS’s Get My Payment tool will then be updated to show the new direct deposit or mailed payment date. We anticipate the IRS to make this information available soon and will be continually updating the payment status. We will continue to provide more information as it becomes available. In the meantime, please check IRS.gov/coronavirus for more information.
MUNICIPALITY ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE
If you or your family is still in need of assistance during COVID-19 there are many programs in place. Many municipalities and local towns are offering residents financial assistance with rent, mortgage, and other necessary services. Learn More.
COVID SCAMS AND FRAUD ALERT INFORMATION
BEWARE OF SCAMS DURING THESE TIMES. THE IRS, CDC OR WE FLORIDA FINANCIAL WILL NOT ASK THAT YOU PAY A FEE OR CONFIRM PERSONAL INFORMATION VIA TEXT, EMAIL OR PHONE CALL.
COVID-19 TESTING TEXT SCAM
Keep scammers at least six feet from your personal info! As you’d expect, there are scammers trying to make a buck off the #coronavirus scare. In one scam, you get a text telling you someone close to you has tested positive and giving you a link to click on for more information. Of course, that link gives the scammer access to your phone and your personal information. They are also asking for money for testing. DO NOT GIVE THEM YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION. If you get such a message, delete it, block the number and report it to local law enforcement. Be safe!
- To stay up-to -date with the most recent COVID-19 information visit the CDC Website.