Coronavirus and Meridian Trust
Meridian Trust Federal Credit Union is open to serve you. We currently have great low rates on car loans, credit cards and mortgages.
The health and well-being of our members, employees and the communities we serve all continue to be our top priority. To do our part to help minimize the spread of the coronavirus, we’ve taken steps that still allow you to conduct your regular financial business with us, while at the same time, ensure the health and safety of you as well as our staff.
Please contact your branch with any questions you may have on local social distancing guidelines.
- Cheyenne East: 307-633-6400
- Cheyenne Downtown: 307-778-5440
- Jackson: 307-734-8034
- Lander: 307-332-3120
- Rawlins: 307-324-2024
- Scottsbluff: 308-630-0032
- Wellington: 970-821-8504
- Yellowstone: 307-344-7974
- Casper: 307-237-6764
- Rock Springs: 307-362-1810
- General: 800-726-5644
In the meantime we invite you to watch the brief 60-second message from our CEO Kim Withers on how to be aware of potential scams during this time, and we also invite you to review the helpful information provided below on services, programs, and information that can be helpful to you.
We are open for business. Please contact your branch with any questions you may have on local social distancing guidelines.• Cheyenne East: 307-633-6400
• Cheyenne Downtown: 307-778-5440
• Jackson: 307-734-8034
• Lander: 307-332-3120
• Rawlins: 307-324-2024
• Scottsbluff: 308-630-0032
• Wellington: 970-821-8504
• Yellowstone: 307-344-7974
• Casper: 307-237-6764
• Rock Springs: 307-362-1810
• General: 800-726-5644
Keeping Your Money Safe
As the economy is being impacted by COVID-19, please know that Meridian Trust has been a safe and sound financial institution since 1954. We have always prioritized long-term financial stability over quick gains, and our approach to smart, conservative lending has enabled us to be in a strong financial position.
Know that your money is federally insured by the NCUA.
- We would like to encourage members to take advantage of the many services we provide that allow for remote access to your accounts, including Online Banking, Online Bill Pay and our Mobile App. With the Mobile App, you can even deposit checks from the comfort and convenience of your home. If you have any questions or need assistance in setting any of these up, including direct deposit or mobile deposit of your checks, please call us at 1.800.726.5644. We'd be happy to help.
We recognize COVID-19 can cause financial hardship for some individuals, families, and businesses. Because of that, we are offering some financial flexibility for members who have been impacted:
You can request to defer payments on the following types of loans:
Meridian Trust is closely monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting issues. Our management team is working to ensure we stand ready to meet the needs of borrowers, including loan forbearances due to inability to pay during this time.
There is still a lot of uncertainty remaining including how long the crisis will last. We stand ready to discuss your situation and help in ways that make sense.
Mortgage relief depends on the type of loan you have. Fannie Mae, FHLB, VA, FHA or a portfolio loan have different requirements for forbearance or payment deferral. This distinction can lead to confusion.
Student Loans Assistance
Impacted by the Coronavirus Pandemic? We’re here to help.
In light of the significant impact and ongoing uncertainty around the Coronavirus pandemic, please know that your well-being and financial needs are our top priorities. With that in mind, in regard to your student loan account we have taken steps to ensure that you have access to the services and personalized support that you may need.
Other Assistance Available
We also have the option for some members impacted by the Coronavirus to skip some loan payments or to apply for low-cost loans. Please contact us for more information on these programs.
Meridian Trust is here to help members in financial distress who have been affected by the coronavirus. If you are facing financial difficulties as a direct result of the coronavirus, we have established a way for you to reach out to us. Simply fill out the easy online form and tell us what's going on.
Wyoming Offers Grant Programs
The Wyoming Legislature crafted three grant programs to distribute $325 million in federal CARES Act funding for Wyoming small-business owners who have experienced hardship related to COVID-19. You can visit the Wyoming Business Council’s website for additional information.
Before calling our Call Center to ask about your stimulus check payment, please be sure to review the information provided by the IRS to determine your payment eligibility, status and distribution method.
To help you understand how you can get your payment quickly and safely, we wanted to share with you the following information. First, the IRS has created the Coronavirus Economic Impact Payments site. This site provides information that includes eligibility, payment amount, tools for non-filers and payment methods and status.
Keep in mind that neither Meridian Trust nor the IRS will contact you directly - via call, text, email or social media - to ask for personal or account information, even related to your economic impact payment. The IRS will also not require you to provide personal information in order to cash the check. Additional fraud prevention tips and information related to Economic Impact Payments can be found in the section below titled Financial Education and Avoiding Scams.
We also invite you to learn more through our Enrich Financial Wellness program, as well as learning more about Coronavirus scams. See the information below.
Enrich Financial Wellness
Times are stressful, financially, to say the least. The COVID-19 virus has taken away some jobs, made the financial future less certain, and is putting an added strain on families.
While Meridian Trust can't solve an issue as big as the coronavirus on our own, we can do our part by offering you some educational assistance during this trying time. We have a series of financial wellness videos available for you to view. You can click on the link below and search for topics applicable to your situation. All for free. We hope you find these helpful.
If you have questions, also feel free to reach out to us. We're your financial partner and are here to help as best we can.