Staff from CUNA and the National Credit Union Foundation pass out materials and promotional items touting the credit union difference. Those who stopped by the CUNA/Foundation booth learned about not-for-profit financial cooperatives, and how the model benefits consumers and the marketplace in general. (CUNA Photo)

Financial literacy event brings #CUdifference to Capitol Hill

April 6, 2016

WASHINGTON (4/6/16)--The credit union difference was on full display at Tuesday’s Financial Literacy Day on Capitol Hill, with the Credit Union National Association (CUNA) joining regulators and other organizations at the Hart Senate Office Building. In addition to CUNA, the ninth-floor multipurpose space featured booths from the National Credit Union Administration, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and other agencies, all with materials and information on how attendees can make the most of their finances.

Today is Financial Fitness Day, and credit unions around the country will be celebrating with a number of efforts, including dressing up in jeans in exchange for a donation to the National Credit Union Foundation's financial education initiatives. 

Click below to see more photos from Financial Literacy Day on the Hill. 


National Credit Union Foundation Executive Director Gigi Hyland shows Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) around the CUNA/Foundation booth at Financial Literacy Day on the Hill. Scott, a member of the Senate Banking Committee and honorary co-host of the event, had just come from a hearing on the effects of consumer financial regulation. (CUNA Photo)


National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) staff show off the variety of financial literacy resources the agency has for credit unions and their members. (CUNA Photo)

The NCUA issued a reminder Tuesday about its numerous consumer-facing financial literacy websites designed for all consumers, from school-age children to seniors.

NCUA’s and the agency’s financial literacy site Pocket Cents provide up-to-date information to consumers about saving, borrowing, managing credit and protecting themselves from frauds and scams. These resources are available in English and Spanish.

NCUA’s consumer Twitter feed, @MyCUgov, provides personal finance tips covering a wide range of topics. During April, @MyCUgov will focus on financial literacy issues like saving, budgeting and borrowing.


The room on the ninth floor of the Hart Senate Office Building is filled with congressional staffers and others interested in learning about financial education during Financial Literacy Day on the Hill. (CUNA Photo)