The Iowa Credit Union Foundation (ICUF) recently announced a new three-year, $150,000 investment in a grant initiative that will address barriers to financial well-being for minority populations in Iowa. The new program follows the recent ICUF statewide report “Economic Realities of Communities of Color."
The European Network of Credit Unions and World Council of Credit Unions joined the Croatian Credit Union Association to convince key policymakers in Croatia’s capital to address the regulatory challenges preventing credit unions from maximizing their ability to reach underserved communities.
The African-American Credit Union Coalition (AACUC) will induct five credit union leaders into its African American Credit Union Hall of Fame during its Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony during the Governmental Affairs Conference in Washington, D.C. on March 5, 2024 at the National Museum for African American History and Culture.
Maine Credit Unions’ Campaign for Ending Hunger visited The Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital (BBCH) to present a check for $14,000 to support the hospital’s efforts to assist food insecure patients and their families.
The GoWest Foundation is supporting this effort by providing “Bite of Reality,” an app-based platform for high school students that addresses the most practical financial challenges they will experience in adulthood.
CUNA and NAFCU’s websites are updated with recent developments related to the proposed transformation to America’s Credit Unions, including 2022 financial statements for both organizations, a video of Jim Nussle’s conversation at NAFCU’s 2023 Congressional Caucus where he laid out his vision for the new organization, and refreshed FAQs.
Consumers will bear the cost of the big box interchange bill, League of Southeastern Credit Unions and Affiliates President Samantha Beeler wrote, calling it "Durbin 2.0 in sheep’s clothing," and making consumers and businesses more susceptible to fraud.
Credit union CEOs were sent a survey last week to help shape the proposed America’s Credit Unions, should the merger be approved, seeking insights into expectations on timeline, focus areas, areas in need of transformation, communication preferences, and more.
As awareness and concern grow about a more complicated legislative environment, CUNA Associate Business Membership (ABM) roster has increased correspondingly. Visa, Dynamic Edge and Zest AI joined as ABMs this month to bolster collective advocacy efforts.
World Council of Credit Unions announced it will begin implementing the new Accelerating Growth and Inclusion in Lending for Credit Unions (AGIL4CU) Project in October, a five-year, $9.3 million initiative funded through the USAID Cooperative Development Program in Burkina Faso, Kenya, Senegal and Guatemala.
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