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PCUA's iBelong campaign rolls out 'Fixing Your Finances'

March 26, 2015

HARRISBURG, Pa. (3/27/15)--As part of the Pennsylvania Credit Union Association's iBelong campaign, Central Pennsylvania credit unions are sponsoring a monthly segment on WPMT-TV's "Fox 43 Morning News."

Click to view larger image"Fox 43 Morning News" host Amy Lutz, left, talks about credit scores with Paul Perini, senior vice president of operations at Belco Community CU, Harrisburg, Pa.

On Thursday, "Fixing Your Finances" featured Paul Perini, senior vice president of operations at Belco Community CU, Harrisburg, Pa.

Perini explained to morning anchor Amy Lutz how credit scores are calculated and the opportunities afforded consumers if they have good credit.

"First and foremost it's the ability to get credit," Perini said. "But once you are approved, a lot of financial institutions will use your score to determine the rate of interest you pay."

Lutz asked how consumers can learn more about credit unions, and Perini referred her to iBelong, which can help potential members find credit unions they are eligible to join.

The first segment, shown in February, featured Bob Marquette, president/CEO of Members 1st FCU, Mechanicsburg, Pa. The 11 segments are part of a media buy in the Harrisburg-Lancaster-Lebanon-York market (Life is a Highway Feb. 25).