Speaking Truth to Power… And Being Heard
The Federation speaks for financial inclusion for all Americans and for bringing the power of cooperative finance to all.
Credit unions promote fairness and financial security. We advocate for policies and regulations that help credit unions grow–that provide sensible consumer protections without adding undue burdens for compliance and reporting.
The Federation Board has a permanent Government Affairs Committee that tracks legislative, regulatory and policy issues that affect credit unions and develops and advocates policy positions. These positions promote consumer protection in the financial services marketplace while enabling a regulatory framework that lets responsible financial institutions, like CDCUs, do what they do best: build financial independence among low-income people and communities.
Click here for the November 2015 recommendations to CDFI Fund on access to capital.
Click here for the December 2015 recommendations on CDFI application improvements.
Let your voice be heard too. Tell us about a policy concern or opportunity that affects your community or credit union. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.