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Research and articles related to credit unions and financial cooperatives

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CREDIT UNION ADVOCACY

Articles and research about financial cooperatives

Research and articles related to credit unions and financial cooperatives

Financial Advice

CREDIT UNION ADVOCACY

Articles and research about financial cooperatives

We answer frequently asked questions about credit unions

In this article, we answer ten common questions we hear from new members about how credit unions work, what credit unions do, and why so many people prefer banking at credit unions instead of traditional banks. [MORE]

Federal deposit insurance insures desposits at U.S. banks and credit unions

Standard federal deposit insurance coverage starts at $250,000 for deposits at federally insured banks and credit unions, but did you know you can increase your coverage amount with additional owners and beneficiaries? [MORE]

A Credit union is the best place to keep your savings

Earning higher savings rates, investing in the local economy, and saving money on loan rates and fees are just some of the reasons why credit unions are the best place to keep your hard-earned savings. [MORE]

How credit unions are able to offer higher savings rates than banks

How are credit unions, which are member-owned financial cooperatives, able to offer better savings and loan rates than banks? Allow us to explain how it works. [MORE]

Federal Deposit Insurance: NCUA & FDIC

Published June 24, 2016 | Updated July 6, 2016

Federal deposit insurance backs US banks and credit unions

This article covers the basics of federal deposit insurance in the United States, including the FDIC and NCUA which insure banks and credit unions respectively. [MORE]

How Credit Unions Help You and Your Community

Published April 4, 2015 | Updated April 6, 2015

How banking with a credit union helps your local community

Credit unions are non-profit financial cooperatives that offer the same products and services as banks, but they do so much more for their communities. Learn more about how banking with a credit union helps your community. [MORE]

Credit Unions vs. Banks

Published August 11, 2012 | Updated February 1, 2014

How credit unions and banks are similar but different

Credit unions serve their members, whereas banks operate to serve their shareholders. Credit unions are non-profit while banks are for-profit. Read more about the organizational differences between banks and credit unions. [MORE]

What is NCUA Insurance?

Published January 17, 2012 | Updated March 1, 2014

Information about the NCUA and NCUA insurance

The NCUA is just like the FDIC. The NCUA regulates and insures credit unions, and the FDIC regulates and insures banks. This article covers the basics of how NCUA Insurance works and how to calculate your insurance limit. [MORE]

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