Member Education

Seven Principles of a Cooperative

As financial cooperatives, credit unions operate under a different set of rules than big banks. So what exactly is a cooperative? Here are 7 principles of cooperatives, as explained by the National Credit Union Foundation (NCUF) that make them stand out: Voluntary and open membership. Credit unions open their doors to people […]

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The Campaign for Common-Sense Regulation

  Member-owned credit unions like ours are focused on our local communities. We know what middle-class members in our communities need better than any bureaucrat in Washington does. Yet the regulatory climate at present limits consumer options and is rigged to favor the big Wall Street banks. It’s time to […]

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Credit Score Breakdown

Credit Score Breakdown You’ve likely heard about credit scores before (thanks to all those commercials with terrible jingles), but what do you actually know about them? How long have they been around? And what’s the deal with checking them? A credit score is a number (usually between 350 and 800) […]

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