About GTE Ready
Tropical storms and hurricanes are no joke. So when it comes to issued watches and warnings, rest-assured GTE Financial will take every measure to help ensure you have access to your funds.
Here are some important steps you can take to be prepared in the unfortunate event a storm is headed your way:
- Visit an ATM while it is still safe to do so to withdraw necessary cash – Be sure to have enough to cover foreseeable cost for travel, accommodations, and other expenses for an extended period of time.
- Make sure you have logged into Online Banking and are on eStatements – This will give you electronic access to your GTE accounts and statements from virtually anywhere.
- Try Deposit2GO and deposit checks with your iPhone, Android phone, or scanner – This eliminates the need to travel to a Community Financial Center.
- Have your paychecks and Social Security checks direct deposited – Your funds will be deposited even if you don’t have access to your employer or have to evacuate the area.
If a storm prohibits access to any Community Financial Center:
- We will provide frequent updates on gtefinancial.org regarding closings, re-openings, and on-going information of the status of any location severely affected.
- You can also receive updates on GTE’s Facebook page.
- If you don’t have access to the internet, you can also get updates on our automated account system, Phone Banking, by dialing 813.876.6760 or 1.800.322.7308.
If you are forced to evacuate the area:
- Remember that GTE is part of the CO-OP Network and you have access to almost 30,000 free ATMs throughout the US and Canada. To find a CO-OP ATM nearest you, visit www.co-opnetwork.org. There’s also a text option, iPhone locator App, and GPS download available here.
- GTE is also part of the Shared Branching Network, giving you access to other credit unions in the network. You can use another credit union, just like you would your GTE Community Financial Center, to make transactions. To find a location near you, visit www.co-opsharedbranch.org.
- Regardless of damage to any of our facilities or temporary interruptions of service, your account and personal information is always secure and funds in deposit accounts up to $250,000 are federally insured by the NCUIF (National Credit Union Insurance Fund).
Natural Disaster Resources: What to do it if happens
- GTE Financial offers members BALANCE, a comprehensive, free financial resource! Check out the Natural Disaster Financial Toolkit!
- What do to after the fact:
- Just in Case: