Important Information

COVID-19



June 4, 2020

Stride Credit Union is excited to announce the next step in our return to “regular” business hours.

Effective Monday, June 8, 2020, business hours will be as follows:

Austin, Gladstone, MacGregor, Neepawa, Royal Road and West End branches will be open Monday to Friday from 9am-4:30pm.

Glenella will be open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9am-4:00pm (closed for lunch 12:30pm-130pm).

Oakville will be open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9am-4:30pm (closed for lunch 12:30pm-130pm).

Plumas will be open Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 9am-4:30pm (closed for lunch 12:30pm-130pm).

We are still adhering to social distancing expectations within branches and ATM vestibules and ask that if you are not feeling well to please stay home and call us for assistance.



May 21, 2020

Information Regarding Step 2 of our Re-Opening Plan:

May 25th will be a big day for Stride Credit Union, it’s staff and members. The second phase of our re-opening plan kicks in on Monday and while things still aren’t fully back to normal, all of our branches will be open to some degree. This is exciting news!

Austin: Open Monday to Friday from 10am-4pm

Gladstone: Open Monday to Friday from 10am-4pm

Glenella: Open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10am-4pm

MacGregor: Open Monday to Friday from 10am-4pm

Neepawa: Open Monday to Friday from 10am-4pm

Oakville: Open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10am-4pm

Plumas: Open Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 10am-4pm

Royal Road: Open Monday to Friday from 10am-4pm

West End: Open Monday to Friday from 10am-4pm

Our staff will continue to ask the screening questions prior to entering the branches. This is for the health and safety of all members and staff.

All branches have plexiglass dividers and placement stickers inside, and the number of members allowed inside at one time will be controlled, following social distancing guidelines.

Stride Credit Union is excited to take this next step in our re-opening plan and we thank our members for your patience and cooperation during this unprecedented time. We look forward to seeing you and continuing to provide an exceptional member experience inside our branches


May 5, 2020


CEWS

The Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy is now available to qualifying businesses. To qualify, you must:

  • Be an eligible employer
  • Have experienced an eligible reduction in revenue
  • Have had a CRA payroll account on March 15, 2020

Before you apply, make sure your business details and direct deposit information are all up to date, and please read up on who is eligible/what you can claim for. The link below will provide businesses with all pertinent information regarding how to apply, who qualifies, and what needs to be done prior to applying. Stride Credit Union is available to help navigate the website if you need assistance.

CEWS - How to Apply

May 4, 2020

A Message from our CEO


April 20, 2020

The New Canada Emergency Business Account:
The new Canada Emergency Business Account will help eligible small businesses with capital to see them through the current challenges. It will provide interest-free loans of up to $40,000 (guaranteed by the government) to small businesses and not-for-profits, to help with operating costs. Repaying the balance of the loan on or before December 31, 2022 will result in loan forgiveness of 25 percent (up to $10,000).

To qualify, organizations will need to demonstrate they paid between $20,000 to $1.5 million in total payroll in 2019. This program will be implemented via financial institutions. This is money entrepreneurs and employers can use to cover operational costs and help with other immediate need. [Please note that, prior to April 16, these payroll criteria were narrower. This expanded set of criteria was announced by the Government of Canada on April 16.]

Stride Credit Union will soon be offering the Canada Emergency Business Account (CEBA). Find out if your business is eligible and what you will need for your application by clicking on the link below. Reach out to us for any assistance or to let us know that you plan to apply.

 

https://www.creditunion.mb.ca/uploads/1/2/4/3/124349772/ceba_information_for_members.pdf

 

More resources for business:

 

https://www.creditunion.mb.ca/covid-19-resources.html#forbusinesses

 

https://ceba-cuec.ca/


April 14, 2020

Collabria update

As COVID-19 has evolved, so have the offerings from Collabria Financial. Our credit card provider has put together several options for cardholders to help during this rapidly changing health crisis.

Options include:

  • Emergency temporary credit limit increases for cardholders stuck outside Canada
  • Increased contactless transaction limits of $250
  • Minimum payment deferral
  • Reduced interest rate of 10.9%
  • Balance transfers
  • Discontinued outbound collection calls

Cardholders who think these options may apply to their situation, or those who want more information are encouraged to reach out to Collabria at 1-855-341-4643.

For information online please visit https://www.collabriafinancial.ca/about-us/#covid-19-update.



April 6, 2020

In response to the evolving COVID-19 health crisis, Stride Credit Union has pro-actively made some changes to how we serve the financial needs of our members. These changes will be temporary.

 

Branch Access:

 

Effective April 7, the in-branch member experience has changed. For the safety of our staff, members and communities, we are temporarily suspending walk-in traffic at all of our branches. This is a pro-active measure in dealing with the COVID-19 health crisis.

We will be available to our members over the phone and will work hard to ensure all of your financial matters are handled during this temporary change in member experience. This service is currently available at the following branches:

  • Austin
  • Gladstone
  • Neepawa
  • Royal Road-Portage la Prairie

Please call 877-228-2636 to be routed to your branch for assistance over the phone.

Alternative banking options:

  • ATMs and Secure Night Deposit Boxes
  • Online banking through stridecu.ca
  • StrideCU app
  • Assistance over the phone for questions, appointments, and all other matters

Mortgage Payment Deferral Program:

If you are facing financial challenges because of COVID-19, please reach out to us so that we can help you find a solution. Our team at Stride Credit Union understands that members may have to make important financial decisions in the coming months, but you don't have to do that alone. We have a mortgage payment deferral program in place so please contact us to see if this will work for your situation.

Protecting our Staff:

We are committed to the health and safety of our staff, members and communities. We have had glass partitions installed at wickets and reception areas, we regularly sanitize work stations, keypads, and other high traffic areas, we have nightly cleaning done in branches, and we have hand sanitizer throughout our branches for staff and members to use. We are following guidelines from the Government and health officials to ensure we are doing our part to stop the spread of COVID-19. Once determined that it’s safe to re-open these locations, we will advise our members through social media and our website.

Contact Us:

Phone: 204-856-2700
Phone Toll Free: 1-877-228-2636
Email: contactus@stridecu.ca

 

Please continue to practice safe social distancing, regularly wash your hands and follow us on social media and our website for the latest updates on this rapidly evolving situation.

 

Related Links:

 

https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/coronavirus-disease-covid-19.html

 

https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/

 

https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

 

https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/about-canada-revenue-agency-cra/direct-deposit.html

 

Thank you for your understanding during these unprecedented times.  Stay safe and healthy.