Items Tagged with 'Federation 2013 Annual Conference'

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CDFI Fund Makes a Difference for Communities

CUs' work in underserved areas ‘tells a great story.’
Fifteen CUs received $13.7 million in financial assistance and $678,000 in technical assistance from the fund in 2012.
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Federation Receives Grant for Shared Banking Platform

Seed capital will help smaller CUs work together.
Federation also receives $125,000 award for leadership program.
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Small CUs Seek Ways to Work Together

Avoiding mergers or liquidation may require greater cooperation.
"As each CU disappeared we said, ‘soon, we will be next.' ’’
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Serving Low-Income Populations Requires Innovation

‘We must be creative at applying the tools we have as effectively as possible.’
Low-income consumers need relief from payday lenders, more public and private investment, and greater access to mainstream financial products and services.
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Why Financial Empowerment Matters

Consumer financial education amplifies the impact of other social programs.
Combining workforce development with financial counseling can prevent people from needing additional government help.
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How to Build Community Partners

‘The only ones that work are those where everybody gets value.’
Cooperation was a central theme of the Federation’s 2013 Annual Conference in Baltimore.
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Reach the Underserved

Tips for CUs from a public policy innovator.
The quality of your offerings is irrelevant if you don’t get them in front of those who need them.
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