January 31, 2017

The NCUA Explained

The National Credit Union Administration is most commonly referred to as the NCUA. It is the independent federal agency that regulates, charters and supervises credit unions. It’s examiners review credit unions’ safety and soundness.

The NCUA provides...

January 31, 2017

“CDCU” is an acronym coined by a trade association serving credit unions called The National Federation of Community Development Credit Unions. CDCU stands for Community Development Credit Union. Credit unions that pay membership fees to join the trade association can...

January 19, 2017

Community development financial institutions (CDFIs) are:

  • Are financial institutions dedicated to empowering and protecting working class, moderate to low income people, vulnerable populations and disadvantaged communities.

  • Mission-driven financial institutions...

January 10, 2017

Credit unions around the world operate per the same core principles and values. They are:

Democratic Structure

  • Open and Voluntary Membership

  • Democratic Control

  • Non-Discrimination

Service to Members

  • Equal Distribution to Members

  • Service to Members


January 4, 2017

The Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) Fund was created in 1994 as an independent agency administered by the U.S. Department of Treasury. The CDFI Fund’s work transforms communities and creates economic opportunity for all Americans.

It does this b...

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