NYM Federal Credit Union
501 Sixth Street, Suite 2E/2F
Brooklyn, NY 11215
(718) 780-3618
Business Hours
Mon: 8:30 am to 3:30 pm
Tue: 8:30 am to 3:30 pm
Wed: 7:30 am to 3:00 pm
Thurs: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Fri: 8:30 am to 12:00 pm



Your credit history is like your report card. Whenever you apply for credit cards or other loans, lenders will order a credit report to see if you have a pattern of being financially responsible.  There are three main credit bureaus in the U.S.: Equifax, Experian and Transunion. When you borrow money from us, we report your payment history (both good and bad) to all three bureaus on a monthly basis. For this reason, it is important that you pay all of your bills on time.
To give potential lenders a quick snapshot about you and your payment history, each credit bureau uses an algorithm created by Fair, Isaacs & Co., to assign you a credit risk score, known as a FICO score. Many lenders are now using this number to determine which rate you should be charged when they lend money to you. The higher the number, the more likely you are to be a good credit risk and the lower your rate will be. This is referred to as risk-based lending.

If someone steals your identity, he / she may open up cards in your name which do not belong to you and will affect your ability to borrow. In addition, mistakes reported to the credit bureaus may also impact upon your ability to borrow. It is widely recommended that you get copies of your credit report on a regular basis. Information may vary on the three credit reports. You may also be interested in finding about your credit score and how to improve it.

The Federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) requires each of the nationwide consumer reporting companies to provide you with a free copy of your credit report, at your request, once every 12 months.  You can obtain yours by calling (877) 322-8228, visiting their website at www.annualcreditreport.com or writing to Annual Credit Report Request Service, P.O. Box 105281, Atlanta, GA 30348-5281. You are also eligible for a free credit report if you have been denied credit as a result of your credit report or are the victim of identity theft. You may reach the three credit bureaus directly at:

Equifax: (800) 685-1111 www.equifax.com
Experian:  (888) 397-3742        www.experian.com
Transunion:  (800) 916-8800    www.transunion.com

For a fee, you can obtain your credit score directly from the credit bureaus or from third parties, such as MyFico.com.

Getting Your Finances on Track
There are many books and videos on the market which provide advice on how to budget and improve your finances.  The trick is to decrease your spending, pay off your debt and make sure that you have ample savings for emergencies, future needs and your retirement.  This is, of course, easier said that done.
The following two websites have a great deal of helpful information about your finances:

NYM Federal Credit Union has partnered with Balance to assist you with credit counseling, credit repair, debt management, first-time home purchases and general financial planning.  By calling their toll free information line at (888) 456-2227, you can speak to counselors in English or Spanish and get the help you need for FREE.  They are available Monday through Saturday.


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