At First Service, we are committed to the employees of our preferred business partners. That’s why we’ve created the For You at Work program.

This program features FREE resources we’ve created to help you reach your financial goals. This includes a new webinar series designed specifically to help you learn actionable tips that can help you build a brighter financial future. First Service has been serving the Houston area for over 40 years, and we want to share what we’ve learned with you - whether you are researching your next vehicle, need help improving your credit score, or planning for retirement. For You at Work was created with you in mind.

Meet Your Community Development Manager

As an employee with a preferred business, you will also have access to our Community Development Manager, Ernest Orieh, if you have any questions or need help with any financial services. Ernest has over 10 years of experience in the financial industry. His devotion to building long lasting relationships as well as keeping our members financially informed is one of the many reasons you’ll enjoy the For You at Work Program series.

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Upcoming Webinars

Let First Service put the right tools in your hands for building the financial future you really want. Check out our upcoming webinars and register for and register for any of the topics that could help you on your financial journey.

Get the Most Out of Your Retirement with Social Security

Thursday, August 27, 2020, at 1PM CDT

Regardless of when someone plans to retire, Social Security will likely be an important part of the road ahead. But many people don't understand the "rules of the road" when it comes to collecting Social Security benefits.*

Join our experienced Wealth Management Financial Professionals, Michael Alexander & Rafael Balderrabano as they offer knowledge in all aspects of retirement and social security. This discussion is ideal for those who are looking for more information about how to maximize their Social Security benefits during their approach to retirement.

Everyone who attends the webinar will be entered for the chance to win a $100 Visa® gift card!91

* Representatives are registered, securities sold, advisory services offered through CUNA Brokerage Services, Inc. (CBSI), member FINRA/SIPC , a registered broker/dealer and investment advisor, which is not an affiliate of the credit union. CBSI is under contract with the financial institution to make securities available to members. Not NCUA/NCUSIF/FDIC insured, May Lose Value, No Financial Institution Guarantee. Not a deposit of any financial institution.


The Keys to Buying Your Next Home

Thursday, September 17, 2020, at 1PM CDT

You already know that you want to purchase a new home, but do you know how to get started? As our preferred business member, you have the benefit of having access to our experienced mortgage lending partners who can confidently answer that question for you. Tammy Tapman, VP SWBC Mortgage VA Liaison, is well-versed in timing and steps needed to purchase your new home.

Not only will Tammy cover the steps but she’ll also cover information such as differences in loans and how to set up an escrow account. Tammy is here to dive deep in to the home-buying process, so you’ll walk away more knowledgeable and closer to the keys to your new home.


Previous Webinars

Archived: The Ins & Outs of Negotiating a Great Deal on a New Vehicle

Originally Broadcast on July 16, 2020

Purchasing a new car doesn’t have to be a hassle. Our team has learned that although negotiating can be tricky, there are ways to show up to the dealership prepared and ready to walk away with the best deal possible. In today’s climate, it is especially important to hold on to any extra dollars you can squeeze out of financing your next vehicle.

Join Ernest Orieh, our Community Development Manager, and Raoul Cortes, our Northwest Branch Manager,  as they share tips and tricks to help you walk away from the dealership secure and satisfied. Raoul has 25 years of financial experience and has been an important part of supplying outstanding member-service to our First Service family since 2013. Not only will you learn a detailed negotiation process, but you’ll be properly equipped with the tools needed before you seal the deal. Raoul will hand you the tools you’ll need to get the deal you want on your next car or truck.

How to Improve Your Credit Score

Originally broadcast on August 6, 2020

Figuring out your credit score doesn’t have to seem like rocket science. It also doesn’t have to be something you’re scared of checking up on from time to time.

Our Tunnels System branch manager, Ané Coleman, will provide the necessary tips for maintaining and improving your credit score. Ané has serviced our First Service family for over 12 years and has over 37 years of experiencing working at credit unions. She knows a thing or two when it comes to building a healthy credit score.

Learn what helps and hurts your credit score and how to maintain once you’ve gotten your score to where it needs to be. Your credit score belongs to you, so OWN it! Ané is here to help you either get back on track or keep you going toward the credit score you want.