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1-800-225-1859

www.goabco.org

JANUARY 2007

As a service, we have provided you, our members,

with enhanced security when you access your ABCO

Federal Credit Union information online @ our website

www.goabco.org

. These changes have to do with

how you identify yourself and gain access to your

accounts over the internet.

This new login process is called

Multi-Factor

Authentication

and provides an additional layer of

protection that is considered to be a more reliable and

stronger deterrent against account hijacking and

identity theft. From now on, when you sign in to our

website you will be using Multi-Factor Authentication.

As part of Multi-Factor Authentication, you will be

asked to complete a one-time quick and easy

enrollment the first time you login to your online ABCO

Federal Credit Union account. You will now need to

know your

MEMBER NUMBER

– your Social Security

number will not be accepted for login. Your Member

Number is located on your Quarterly Statement in the

upper right hand corner. Your PIN that you have

created previously will remain the same.

During this initial enrollment, you will be asked to

create five security questions and answers and create

a phrase or description to go along with a security

image. Then, each time you return to login, your

image and phrase will be displayed, so you will know

immediately that it is safe to enter your PIN.

To make your login experience easier, you can

register your computer

. By doing so, each time you

login from that computer we will recognize you

immediately. If you ever login from an unregistered

computer, we will ask you to answer one of your

personal security questions to ensure your identity.

The one-time enrollment process is easy and will take

just a minute or two. By having this additional layer of

security, you will be confident that you are on the

authentic

online banking website for your ABCO

Federal Credit Union accounts. No other user or

website would be able to display the image and phrase

you choose.

Enhanced security procedures

will add a way to

help combat “Pharming” – a scam that tries to lure you

to a website that resembles the ABCO website. Once

at this bogus site, scammers attempt to convince you

to give them your personal account information.

Remember, only the ABCO Federal Credit Union site

will display the security information you submit and

your security image.

To learn more about this process, please visit our

website @ www.goabco.org and click on Electronic

Authentication in the “In The News Section” or visit

the Federal Financial Institutions Examination

Council website: www.ffiec.gov/press/pr101205.htm

Any questions,

please do not hesitate to call

either your local Branch Office

or our Toll-Free Number

1-800-225-1859.

We’ve Made Our Website Safer

MULTI-FACTOR AUTHENTICATION PROCESS

NEW YEAR REMINDER

All members must maintain a minimum balance of $50.00 at all times in their Primary Share

(Savings) Account. Please take a look at your Quarterly Statement to ensure that you have the

minimum balance in your account. Effective March 1, 2007, a less than minimum balance charge of $1.50 per

month will be assessed for all Primary Share (Savings) Accounts whose balance is less than $50.00.

If you do not have the minimum balance, be sure to deposit or transfer an amount to bring your balance up to the

$50.00 minimum. You may transfer in person, by phone or online. Any questions, give us a call.

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ABCO Visa Credit Card

with a fixed rate

As

Low

As

8.50%

APR*

Yes,

I/We would like to move my/our high interest credit cards

to an ABCO Visa Credit Card.

Please fax this form directly to our Consumer Lending Office at

FAX: (609) 877-9368 or

Call toll-free 1-800-225-1859 and speak with a loan officer.

Check one:

I would like to open a NEW ABCO Visa Credit Card I have an existing ABCO Visa Credit Card

ACCOUNTS AND CURRENT BALANCES:

Please provide the following information for each card - attach additional sheets if necessary:

Credit Card Holder Name(s) __________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ Mailing Address ___________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ Account Number ___________________________________________________________ Balance __________________________________________________________________

By signing below, I/we authorize ABCO to transfer my/our credit card balances to my ABCO Visa Credit Card. Name ___________________________________________________________________ Name ___________________________________________________________________ Member Number ___________________________________________________________ Address __________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ Daytime Phone ____________________________________________________________ Cell Phone _______________________________________________________________ E-mail ___________________________________________________________________ Signature ________________________________________________________________ Signature ________________________________________________________________

Form is for initial request only. Not a guarantee of financing.

Additional information and details may be necessary.

If cards are jointly held, both parties must sign.

THE 31%

CREDIT CARD

TRAP

You started out with a 15.98% APR credit card interest rate. You were late one or two payments. Suddenly your rate bal-loons to 31%. We call that the 31% Trap! ABCO does not change your rate in this manner. Plus, your initial rate may be a lot lower. Another advantage is that ours is a fixed rate –

YOU KNOW WHAT YOU ARE GOING TO PAY EACH MONTH. You can even pay your bill online by transferring funds –

ANOTHER SAVINGS IN POSTAGE AND CHECK COSTS.

With all these advantages,

isn’t it time to put the

yellow ABCO Visa card

in your wallet!

Start The Year Off Right!

Move All Your Current

HIGH INTEREST CARDS

To A Low Fixed Rate

Don’t Have A Credit Card?

THINK ABCO!

You don’t have to pay a high rate or go without a credit card.

Let us help you look for a way to get or establish credit.

Contact us for a confidential consultation.

Yes, we have

STUDENT VISAs!

A VISA credit card is available to students with credit limits up to $2,000. With credit so very important, this is a good way to begin to establish a credit history. Properly used, it is an excellent way to purchase incidentals such as books, clothing, etc., in school.

If you (or your child) have a Student VISA Card from somewhere else, you could be paying more than you should. Or, you could have fees, terms and conditions that increase your rate.

Let us help you compare.

For VISA credit cards, contact

any Branch Office or call

toll-free @ 1-800-225-1859.

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As a member/owner of the credit union, you're invited to attend the 2007 annual meeting. At other financial institu-tions, only a select few (those who own stock) are invited to the annual meeting. Customers are not invited.

But as a financial cooperative, your credit union is owned by you, and your participation in the annual meeting is one of the benefits of belonging. You'll learn about what's been accomplished in 2006, as well as service improvements planned for the coming year. Hear results of the board of directors' election, visit with your credit union friends, and enjoy a great dinner with entertainment, too.

Make plans now to join us at the 2007 Annual Meeting. Return the reservation form and mark your calendar. All members can come to the Annual Meeting at no charge. Dinner after the meeting is $15.00 per person.

If you would like to join us for a great evening

of dinner, entertainment, and a few surprises,

please complete and return the reservation form below.

Spouses, children and guests are welcome!

Date:

March 27, 2007

Place: Carlucci’s Waterfront

876 Centerton Rd., Mt. Laurel, NJ Time: 6:30 pm – Meeting

7:00 pm – Dinner Dinner Price: $15.00 each

Method of payment – Check one:

Share Draft/Check Enclosed for $___________ Please debit $___________ from my:

Share Draft Account Share Account

NAME _______________________________________ MEMBER NUMBER ______________________________ SIGNATURE __________________________________ DATE ________________________________________ Names of Members and Guests:

___________________________________________ ___________________________________________ ___________________________________________ ___________________________________________ ___________________________________________ ___________________________________________ TOTAL NUMBER ATTENDING _______ @ $ 15.00 each AMOUNT TO BE ENCLOSED OR DEBITED $ _________

DINNER RESERVATION FORM

Deadline: March 6, 2007

Bring form to: Any Branch Office

or Mail to: ABCO Federal Credit Union

PO Box 503, Rancocas, NJ 08073

or Fax to: (609) 518-6958

Come One!

Come All!

2007 Nominees

FOR ELECTION TO THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

The Nominating Committee has nominated 2 members to fill 2 vacancies on the ABCO Federal Credit Union Board of Directors. Additional nominations for the Board of Directors may be made by petition.

Nominations from the floor at the Annual Meeting on 27 March 2007 will not be entertained unless unforeseen circumstances prior to the election result in an insufficient number of candidates for the vacancies. Election results will be announced at the March 2007 Annual Meeting.

How To Nominate By Petition

The petition must be signed by 1% of the members with a minimum of 20 and a maximum of 500. The petition must contain the signature, printed name and member number for each person. Nominations must be accompanied by a brief statement of qualifications, biographical data and a signed statement from the nominee that he/she is agreeable to the nomination and will serve if elected.

The petition must reach ABCO Federal Credit Union, PO Box 247, Rancocas, NJ 08073-0247 no later than February 15, 2007.

NOMINEES FOR

THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

FRED DETRICK

Graduate of Rutgers, BA, MA

Professor of Education at Rowen University

until retirement.

Member of the Credit Committee,

Personnel Policy Committee,

Insurance Committee,

Education & Marketing Committee, and

Investment Committee.

MILTON HERSHBERGER

Graduate of College of NJ (BA) with an MA

in Business. Has extensive experience in

finance and business.

Member of the Investment Committee,

Marketing Committee, and

Data Processing Committee.

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PAY BONUS DIVIDENDS

Money Market Plus

&

IRA Money Funds

*APY=Annual Percentage Yield. Assumes reinvestment of interest. Money Market Accounts are computed daily and paid monthly. Minimum balances above are required to earn stated APYs. The Annual Percentage Yield may change at any time without notice as determined by the Credit Union Board of Directors. A PENALTY WILL BE ASSESSED FOR EARLY WITHDRAWAL. The APY is the prospective yield that the credit union anticipates paying for the applicable dividend period.

Hoping to encourage savings, the IRS has announced a new change to its Direct Deposit Program. Your

refund can now be split into up to three accounts. You can choose among regular savings, share draft

(checking) or retirement accounts (IRAs). The IRS will have a new Form 8888 to help. This will add more

convenience and flexibility to your savings options – especially retirement savings.

In order to do this you will need to know two important details –

1. Our Routing and Transit Number -

2312-7827-4

2. Your Member Number – which is on the upper right hand corner of your statement.

See your tax advisor for more information on these and other options from which you can choose.

IRA CHANGES

Starting in tax year 2006, you can put away more money for retirement.Here are a few examples:

• 401(k) pay – in maximum increases to $15,000

• Employees born before 1957 can contribute an additional $5,000 to their 401(k),

403 (b) and 457 plans in addition to maximum pay increase noted above.

• Filers 50 or over can put an additional $1,000 into an IRA or Roth IRA over and

above the $4,000 permitted for other filers.

There is also an IRA boost for the Military. Military personnel serving in combat zones and receiving

tax-free combat pay can put that money into an IRA thanks to a new law, the Heroes Earned Retirement

Opportunities Act (HERO Act). This law permits eligible military personnel to make retroactive

contributions for 2004 and 2005 as well.

Contact ABCO to learn...

• How to take advantage of IRS Direct Deposit

• How to best use of the new split deposits option

• Which are the best savings and retirement products to match YOUR needs

• How to make the most of your 2006 tax savings.

TAX TIPS FOR 2006 RETURNS

Get Your Tax Refund QUICKLY

With IRS Direct Deposit

MONEY MARKET PLUS BONUS RATE

5.16% APY + .50% Bonus = 5.66% APY

for the entire month of December*

*Member must have $ 50,000 on deposit for the entire bonus period, July 1st through December 31st to earn the bonus.

Next anticipated bonus period: January 1st through June 30th.

IRA MONEY FUNDS BONUS RATE

Roth & Traditional Accounts

4.86% APY + .50% Bonus = 5.36% APY

for the entire month of December*

*Member must have $ 25,000 on deposit for the entire bonus period, July 1st through December 31st to earn the bonus.

Next anticipated bonus period: January 1st through June 30th.

AT ABCO YOU DO NOT NEED TO WORRY ABOUT YOUR INVESTMENTS OR LOSING YOUR PRINCIPLE.

A BCO Money Market and IR A accounts are

Safe and Insured

At NO Extra Charge to you, our members!

Regular Money Market Accounts are insured up to $350,000 Recently the insurance for IRA Accounts has been raised.

IRA Accounts are now insured up to $500,000

Don’t take your chances with the Ups and Downs of the Stock Market. Put your money where it will be safe and get a great rate, too.

Ask us about ALL our great investment vehicles - including rates for JUMBO rollovers. ABCO IRA ACCOUNTS

can be designated as: Traditional

Roth Coverdell (Educational) SEP & Business IRA options available.

IR A Options

IRA SHARE (Savings) ACCOUNT

$50 minimum deposit Tiered rates

IRA MONEY FUND

$25,000 minimum deposit No fixed term Higher Dividend Yields

IRA CERTIFICATES (CDs)

Various fixed terms & rates $500 minimum deposit Highest dividend yields At ABCO we have great rates and terms. Ask us to explain all your options and then consult with your tax advisor to decide which IRA (or combination of IRAs) fits for your financial objectives.

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A reverse mortgage works as it implies ... the reverse of standard mortgages. Instead of paying a mort-gage company...they pay you! Reverse mortgages are for those 62 or older with little or no mortgage and pays a lump sum, credit line or monthly payment, as a loan on the equity in your home. Just like any mortgage, the mortgage com-pany will have a lien on your title, but also like any mortgage you remain the property owner. You can sell or bequeath your home at any time, just like you can any other property with a mortgage.

Who is eligible? Occupying home-owners over 62 with equity in their homes. There are no income or credit requirements because you won’t be

making any payments.

How much can I get? The amount you can receive depends on three factors – your age, equity and the current rates. We can tell you in just a minute with one phone call.

How do I receive the money? You can choose from several options or a combination of choices. 1) A lump sum, 2) a line of credit, 3) a monthly pay-ment that is guaranteed to go on for as long as you live in the home, 4) a term payment that last for a predetermined amount of years. It is common for borrowers to choose a combination of choices such as a lump sum to pay off an existing loan like a car, putting some aside in the form of a credit line for any

unexpected need and take the remainder in the form of a monthly payment to supplement income.

No payment is due until you leave your home. Should you decide to move you pay the mortgage balance at closing with the proceeds as you would any mortgage. Should you leave the home to your heirs they have the same option of selling, or paying the balance or refinancing and keeping the home.

You or your heirs will never owe more than the equity in the home – no matter how long you live, how much you have in assets or how much money you received! NEVER! You can not possibly leave your heirs with more debt than equity.

SCHOLARSHIP FORMS DUE FEBRUARY 28, 2007.

for the annual New Jersey Credit Union Scholarship Competition

10 SCHOLARSHIPS WILL BE AWARDED BY THE NEW JERSEY CREDIT UNION LEAGUE.

In addition... we, at ABCO, have our own Scholarship Program which awards additional $500 scholarships. Last year, eight ABCO Scholarships were awarded.

Any High School Senior who is an ABCO member in good standing

(or who joins ABCO when the application is submitted) can enter the competition.

All winners are judged and ranked by an independent group of the NJ Credit Union League and

are based on subjective criteria such as essays and weighted objective criteria such as academic performance, extracurricular and community activities, references and personal goals. Allow some time to complete the form. ABCO scholarships are awarded based on this ranking. To obtain a Scholarship Application Form call Gina Lehman at (609) 261-4357 or

Send us an E-Mail @www.goabco.org – In the Subject Line type: Scholarship Application Please include only your name, address, phone number.

For security, do not include your Social Security or Member Number.

YOU can make a difference…

The number of scholarships ABCO awards is based on two factors - a stipend from the Board of Directors and donations from members, like you. The more we collect, the more

scholarships we can award.

PLEASE “GIVE A HOOT” – DONATE TO OUR FUND

Your donation may be tax deductible to the extent allowable by law.

A B C O S C H O L A R S H I P F U N D

Please deduct $_______from my

o

Share Draft (Checking) Acct. or

o

Share (Savings) Acct.

Name ________________________________________ Phone # __________________________ Address __________________________________________________________________________ City/State/Zip _____________________________________________________________________ Acct. No. ______________________ Signature ________________________________________

o

I would also like to donate annually. Please deduct $ _________ every Oct. 1st from my

o

Share Draft (Checking) Account or

o

Share (Savings) Acct.

(I will notify you in writing if I decide in the future not to participate in this fund drive.)

Yes!

I want to donate money now to

ABCO’s Scholarship Fund.

SCHOLARSHIP DONATION FORM

Please complete and return

In Person to any ABCO Branch Office;

By Fax to: 609-261-4785; or,

By Mail to: ABCO Student Scholarship Fund

P.O. Box 503

Rancocas, NJ 08073

If you are donating by check or share draft,

make your check or share draft payable to

ABCO Student Scholarship Fund.

Your donation may be tax deductible.

9th Annual

Scholarship

Fund Drive

For complete details and to see if a reverse mortgage is right for you, contact the Mortgage Department

(609) 880-8100 or 1-800-225-1859

Over 62?

Let Your Home Pay You!

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ABCO ATMS AT ALL BRANCHES

A $50.00 PRIMARY SHARE ACCOUNT IS REQUIRED FOR MEMBERSHIP AT ALL TIMES TO BE ABLE TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE PRODUCTS AND SERVICES THE CREDIT UNION OFFERS.

Atencio´n

Para preguntas o explicacio´n de los servicios del Credit Union,

llame al (609) 265-5620

o

1-800-225-1859

ABCO

“NO FEE”

ATMs

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Online

24/7 @ www.goabco.org

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ABCO FEDERAL CREDIT UNION’S ROUTING AND TRANSIT NUMBER

2312-7827-4

ABCO FCU is not responsible for typographical errors, omissions or misprints in this publication.

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 247, Rancocas, NJ 08073-0247

A

TLANTIC

C

APE COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Atlantic City Campus

1535 Bacharach Blvd. Atlantic City, NJ

Cape May Campus

341 Courthouse - South Dennis Rd. Cape May Courthouse, NJ

Mays Landing Campus

5100 Black Horse Pike Mays Landing, NJ

BOB’S CORNER DELI

Located on Back of Building (Outside) 488 Delaware Avenue, Roebling, NJ

BURLINGTON COUNTY COLLEGE

Mount Laurel Campus

Located in the Break Room 3331 St. Hwy. 38, Mount Laurel, NJ

Pemberton Campus

Located in the Student Book Store Route 530, Pemberton, NJ

CITY OF BURLINGTON MUNICIPAL BUILDING

Located in Front Lobby 525 High Street, Burlington, NJ

CVS WAREHOUSE

Located Inside Building (Employees only), Westampton, NJ

COOPER MEDICAL CENTER

Located on the Second Floor One Cooper Plaza, Camden, NJ

SKIP’S PLACE

Located Inside

71 Pemberton-Browns Mills Road Browns Mills, NJ

RIDER UNIVERSITY

Main Campus - 2 Locations

Library & Daly Cafeteria 2083 Lawrenceville Road

Lawrenceville, NJ

Westminister Choir College of Rider University

Student Center 101 Walnut Lane

Princeton, NJ

24-Hour Touch-Tone Teller . . . 1-800-808-2226

Visa (eve. & weekends) . . . 1-800-453-4270

ATM/Check Card (eve. & weekends). . . 1-800-523-4175 Business Services . . . (609) 261-8875

Brian Yannerella E-mail: yannerb@goabco.org *CU Insurance Service Group

*Auto & Homeowner Insurance . . . 1-866-363-4250 *All other insurances:

Business/Group Insurance, Individual Life/Disability Insurance, Long

Term Care Insurance, Pet Insurance . . . . 1-888-439-0770 **Mazzucco & Co., CPA’s,

Tax & Financial Planning . . . (856) 234-7788 **Credit Union Discount

Real Estate System. . . 1-800-236-2360 www.CUHomeDiscounts.com

*Insurance Products are offered through various insurance companies in association with CU Insurance Services Group (“CUSO”), an affiliate of ABCO Federal Credit Union (“Credit Union”). Auto, vehicles, and Homeowners Insurances are administered by The Cayemitte Group. The insurance products are not federally insured and are not obligations or guaranteed by the Credit Union, CUSO or any other affiliated entity. **ABCO Federal Credit Union provides the above benefits to our members

without opinion to the service provided.

WILLINGBORO OFFICES

Willingboro Full Service Banking Center

666 Beverly-Rancocas Road 1-800-225-1859

(609) 871-8227 • FAX (609) 871-9083 Mon.-Fri. 9 am-6 pm • Sat. 9 am-1 pm

Drive Thru:

Mon.-Fri. 7:30 am-6 pm • Sat. 9 am-1 pm

WILLINGBORO LOAN OFFICES

East Ridge Shopping Center 621 Beverly-Rancocas Rd.

Consumer Lending

Loan-By-Phone 1-800-225-1859

Consumer Loan Office

(609) 880-8135 • Fax (609) 877-9368 Mon.-Fri. 8 am-5 pm

Mortgage Department

(609) 880-8100 • Fax (609) 877-3490 Mon.-Thurs. 9 am-5 pm • Fri. 9 am-6 pm

RANCOCAS VILLAGE OFFICE

215 Main St., Rancocas, NJ 08073 (609) 261-4357 • FAX (609) 261-4785

Mon.-Fri. 9 am-5 pm

ATLANTIC COUNTY OFFICE

6716 Black Horse Pike - Suite 8 Egg Harbor Twp., NJ 08234-3910 (609) 646-4246 • FAX (609) 645-0249

Mon. & Fri. 7:30 am-6 pm Tue., Wed. & Thurs. 9 am-5 pm

COOPER HOSPITAL OFFICE

(Hospital Employees Only)

1 Cooper Plaza, Camden, NJ 08103 (856) 342-2555 • FAX (856) 756-0433

Mon. & Fri. 7 am-5 pm Tue., Wed., & Thurs. 9 am-5 pm

GLASSBORO OFFICE

Doubletree Center • 870 Delsea Drive Glassboro, NJ 08028 (856) 582-6300 • FAX (856) 582-6025

Mon.-Thurs. 9 am-5 pm Fri. 9 am-6 pm • Sat. 9 am-12 noon

RIDER UNIVERSITY OFFICE

(Students & Employees Only)

Student Center/Rider University 2083 Lawrence Road, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648 (609) 896-5300 • FAX (609) 896-5323 Mon. - Fri. 8 am to 4 pm Closed Daily: 12:30-1 pm WALL OFFICE

1415 Wyckoff Road • P.O. Box 1462 Wall Township, NJ 07719-1462 (732) 919-8040 • FAX (732) 938-3892

Mon. - Fri. 9 am-5 pm Closed: 1-2 pm

— OFFICE LOCATIONS —

HOLIDAY CLOSINGS

Jan. 15 . .Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Birthday Feb. 19 . . . .Presidents Day (Observed)

Access to over 32,000 ATMs Nationwide with your ABCO ATM/Visa Check Card.

Look for the Allpoint Logo or Goto

our website @ www.goabco.org to find a location.

NEW

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Moorestown, NJ 08057 Phone 856-234-7788 Fax 856-866-2324 E-mail dsantora@mazzuccocpa.com Gar y F. Mazzucco Certified Public Accountant

Jennifer L. A nderson Certified Public Accountant

Brian W. Frampton Certified Public Accountant

Leanne Birks Certified Public Accountant

A full ser vice CPA firm providing income tax preparation,

accounting ser vices and financial planning

for individuals, businesses and estates.

Day, evening and weekend appointments available.

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