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SPELC FCU information

SPELC FCU – Will be closed Friday, April 2, 2021 for Good Friday.

SPELC FCU  – Annual Meeting will be held Saturday, March 13, 2021 at 1:30.  The meeting will be held at Sabine Pool Admin Building parking lot.  This is located at 3205 Common St, LC.  Parking lot is north of Sabine Retail store.  This is the former Mr D’s Seafood.   Cash door prizes.  Please bring your lawn chairs.  The meeting will be held out side for social distancing.

Update 3/1/21

The credit union lobby is now open.  The credit union is operating normal hours (8:30 am to 5:00 pm).

Update 2/18/21

We are operating our normal business hours.  (8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.)   We are still operating drive thru only.   Fiserv is still working on website.   We hope to have it up and running today.

Update 2/17/21

We will open from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. today on Wednesday, February 17th.  Starting tomorrow, Thursday, February 18th we should be back to normal hours unless another problem arises.   We are still operating drive thru only at this time.  Online banking is still down due to the weather in Dallas at our host site.  Thank you for being patient.

Update 2/16/21

SPELC FCU is unable to open today due to power outage and icy roads.  We will try to open at 9:00 am tomorrow, Wednesday, February 17th.  Online banking is down due to no power at the credit union office.  Please be patient with us as we all get thru this weather issue.  Stay safe.

Update 2/15/21

SPELC FCU will try to reopen at noon tomorrow, February 16, 2021.  This will depend on how icy the roads are for our employees to travel safely.  Please check with the credit union at 337-436-2257 to make sure we are open before making a trip to the credit union office.  We will also keep our facebook page and phone message up to date with information.   Also, our online banking site is having issue due to weather in Dallas where our host site is located.  Please be safe.

Update 2/12/21

SPELC FCU will be closed Monday, February 15, 2021 for President’s Day.  Due to weather, the credit union will not open to approximately 10:00 am. Tuesday, February 16, 2021.

Update 10/13/20

SPELC FCU is operating normal hours with all services up and running.   We are running drive thru only at this time.

Update 10/11/20

SPELC FCU will be closed Monday, October 12, for the Columbus Day federal holiday.All computers are down at this time, as we are in the process of relocating the credit union back to Lake Charles.We hope to have the credit union open by 10:00 am Tuesday, October 13. Online banking will be down until all equipment is operational in Lake Charles.  Thank you for your continued patience!

Update 10/8/20

I will be running the credit union out of Austin Tx until we can return home with electricity and internet.  You can leave me a message on the credit union phone at 337-436-2257  or call me at 337-930-2126.  I will be working from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm   Remember, I’m one person.  If I cannot answer your call, I will call you back.  Online banking is up and running as normal.  Everyone please be safe.   Thanks, Laura.

Update 10/7/20  1:30 pm

The credit union will be closing at 5:00 pm today due to Hurricane Delta.   I will be removing the computer equipment and setting up in Austin as I did with Hurricane Laura.   I hope to have everything running by noon on Friday.   Please be patient!!!   You can leave a message on the credit unionphone 337-436-2257 or 337-930-2126.  I will return your call on Friday, once I have all the equipment set up and running.   Please stay safe and I hope to return home soon.  (Will need electricity and internet to return back to the Lake Charles office)     Thanks, Laura

Update 10/7/20

We are unsure of the credit union plans as of now for Hurricane Delta.  If needed, I will shut down all the equipment and evacuate to Austin TX.  Remember, if the computers are discounted, online banking will not show balances.   However, you will still be able to use bill pay.  If this is required due to the weather, I will try have the system up and running as soon as possible.   Please continue to check back on this page or voice mail to stay up to date.   Stay safe!!!  Thanks Laura

Update 9/28/20

We are open regular hours as of 9/28/20.  We are still operating drive thru only due to COVID 19.

Updated 9/17/20 – 9:00 am

The credit union office is open.  At this time our hours are 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.  We are still operating drive thru only due to COVID 19.

Update 9/15/20 – 11:00 am

GOING HOME!  We now have power and internet at the credit union office in Lake Charles.   I will be shutting down the credit union in Austin at Noon today, September 15.   I will travel with all equipment back to Lake Charles on September 16th.  We are planning on reopening, Thursday, September 17th at 10:00 am.   Online banking will not show any balance between noon September 15 until I’m able to get the equipment set back up in Lake Charles.   I will not be returning any phone calls after noon today until we reopen on Thursday.

Update 8/28/20 – 9:00 a.m.

Our credit union building weathered the storm well.  We have some minor damage but overall it is ok.  I am still working in Austin, TX.   I will probably continue to work here until we receive electricity at the office.   Please call our temporary phone 337-930-2126,  Monday – Friday 9:00 – 4:00 or you can leave a message on the office phone line and I will return your call.

Reminder – the credit union office in Lake Charles is not receiving mail at this time.   If you mail a payment yourself or thru your bill pay, it will be held at the post office until we return.

We are offering Skip A Pay for the month of September.   Please call me at 337-930-2126 or email me at laura@spelcfcu.com for the skip-a-pay request information.

All late fees on loans will be waved for the month of September.  If you see a late fee charged after 9/2/20 until 9/30/20 please let me know.

Please stay safe – Hope to see everyone soon.

Thanks, Laura

Update 8/27/20 – 9:00 a.m.

Online banking is running as normal.   You can contact me by emailing – laura@spelcfcu.com or call the credit union phone 337-436-2257 and leaving a message or call/text our temporary phone 337-930-2126.  I will check the voice mail for the office several times a day.  I will return your calls or text as soon as possible.   I have not heard the condition of our credit union office at this time.  Everyone, please be safe and hope to see you soon.

Update 8/26/20 – 4:20 p.m.

I have made it to Austin Tx with the Credit Union equipment.  Working desperately to get the system up and running as soon as possible.   I have several IT employees at the credit union that his housing our credit union helping and also working with our software provider.   Hope to have online banking up and running this evening.  Please be patient.

Update 8/25/20

The credit union will be closing at 1:30 p.m. today to prepare for Hurricane Laura.   Online banking will be going down around 3:00 p.m.  This is due to the office manager removing all the servers and hardware to evacuate.   She has already spoken to a credit union in Austin Tx that will be help set up our credit union in a temporary location.   Online banking possibly will not be up and running again until Thursday, August 27, depending on connections.   Once the servers are up and running, all payroll files will post as normal.   You may contact the credit union thru email after 3:00 p.m.  Email address is laura@spelcfcu.com.   She will be checking email as soon as the equipment is up and running and will responded as soon as possible.  If a phone number becomes available for contact, we will notify thru our website, voice mail (as long as it is working) and our facebook page.   All debit and credit cards will continue to work without any disruption as long as you have money in your account.

Update 5/29/20

We are still operating drive-thru only.  We hope to open the lobby in early June, when construction is completed on the front counter.  The drive-thru is full service, so we are still processing loans, opening accounts, and processing your daily transactions.  Cash advances can be processed as well, as long as a pin number is not required.  Feel free to call ahead and have your transaction ready or call with any questions you may have!

Update 3/17/20

Starting 3/18/20 we will be operating by drive thru window only for our normal business hours.  We ask that as a courtesy to the members in line you please limit your transactions.  We may ask that you drive around and get back in line if you require services that take longer to complete.  Feel free to call ahead and have your transaction ready upon your arrival.   If you have any questions, please contact us at 337-436-2257.

We all need to have patience and work together until we all can return to our normal routine.

3/16/20

At SPELC FCU, the health and wellness of our members remain at the top of our priorities.  At this time, we are monitoring and following all guidelines from the Center of Disease Control (CDC) and our local government leadership, as well.

At this time, our office remains open and ready to serve you.   However, we do encourage you to use the drive thru window if possible.   We also encourage you to use your Online services that are available 24/7.

We will continue to monitor this quickly evolving situation and are here to assist our Members as needed.