Hispanic Resources

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Unprecedented Interest: CUs More Curious than Ever about Immigrant Opportunity

In all the years I’ve been blessed to be a part of the credit union industry, I have never seen the level of interest in serving immigrant and underserved communities as high as we’re seeing right now. MORE

CUNA Corner


CUNA’s Hispanic Outreach Committee is dedicated to helping credit unions attract and serve members of the Hispanic community. Use this resource to share resources, success stories, and recommendations so others can learn from your experiences. READ MORE


Strategic Partner


If the strategic goals of your credit union include member growth, consider the advantages of serving your local Hispanic community. By providing dignified financial services to Hispanics, you’ll find success—and make a difference in the lives of your neighbors. READ MORE

Hispanic Resources


Starting a new initiative or expanding your credit union's current outreach to the Hispanic community? Use these links to research sites, news, and government agencies to assist you with gathering information, tools, and resources for your program. READ MORE

Coopera Blog Archive

Five Reasons Consumers are Unbanked

For many people – especially those of us working in the financial services industry – it can be difficult to understand why someone would not have a bank account (or if they do, why they would still use costly alternative financial services). Yet, legitimate and systemic reasons for a lack of traditional financial relationships offer [...]

Credit Unions Set Sights on Payment Competitors to Attract Underserved Hispanics

We get asked often why a firm focused on Hispanic outreach is based in Iowa, a state many consider less-than-diverse. In fact, the Hispanic population in our home state more than doubled from 2000 to 2013 and is expected to account for more than 12 percent of Iowa’s population by 2040. The change to our [...]

Walmart is After Your Untapped Market, Hispanics

I don’t think many of us were surprised to hear of Walmart’s unveiling of a new checking account with an $8.95 monthly fee and no overdraft or returned check fees. After all, the writing has been on the wall for some time, as we’ve watched the mega retailer dip its toes into financial waters. What [...]

Five Keys to a Great Remittance Program

With intense growth of the Hispanic market across the country, more U.S. credit unions are looking to add money transfer programs, known as remittances, for Hispanic immigrants with family in Latin America. And now may be an ideal time to play in the market. U.S. remittances to developing countries reached $404 billion in 2013 and [...]


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