Marco Dominguez knows firsthand why credit unions need to reach out to and educate immigrant populations about financial services.
The native Venezuelan has been there.
“I’ve seen the international community suffer and struggle to get banking services, to be recognized, and to trust organizations,” says Dominguez, director of community relations at $573 million asset Financial Center First Credit Union in Indianapolis. “I’ve seen it firsthand—I’m a Venezuelan Hoosier.”
Dominguez received the inaugural Chairman’s Global Good Award from the Indiana Credit Union League. This honor recognizes involvement in global or domestic projects that further credit unions and their values with immigrant populations or in foreign countries.
In this episode of the CUNA News Podcast, Dominguez talks about why it’s important for credit unions to work with immigrant populations, how Financial Center First helps these individuals, the work he’s done internationally, and more.
In this episode:
5:00: A self-proclaimed “Venezuelan Hoosier”
7:39: How Financial Center First Credit Union reaches out to immigrant populations
11:38: Reaching out through World Council efforts
14:22: ‘If you help the community, you help the world’
16:30: Why credit unions need to get involved