Congratulations to Community 1st Credit Union of Ottumwa, Iowa on your
Juntos Avanzamos (Together We Advance) designation!
Juntos Avanzamos – Together We Advance – is a designation for credit unions committed to serving and empowering Hispanic consumers. Juntos Avanzamos was developed by the Cornerstone Credit Union League as an immigrant outreach program in Texas. The Federation is leading the national expansion of Juntos Avanzamos, in partnership with the Network of Latino Credit Unions and Professionals (NLCUP); Coopera, Iowa-based consultants to the industry on the Hispanic market; and a growing number of state leagues and associations across the country, including the Cornerstone League, the California and Nevada Credit Union League, Mountain West Credit Union Association, Credit Union Association of New Mexico, and the Iowa Credit Union Association. The number of Juntos Avanzamos credit unions is expanding rapidly; through February 2016, the network includes 47 credit unions in seven states and the District of Columbia.
Today, Community 1st Credit Union provides a wide range of services to provide Latinos loans and other lines of credit, such as Immigration Loans that can be approved with a tax identification number rather than a Social Security number. The credit union also offers ITIN Mortgages and many other services. To mitigate risk, the loans may have a slightly higher interest rate. While high for most bank consumers, that rate is much lower than interest rates that payday lenders charge. Visit www.c1stcreditunion.com to learn more.
Pictured below from left to right are Greg Hanshaw, Community 1st COO and Interim CEO, Miriam De Dios, Coopera CEO, and Pablo DeFilippi, Federation VP of Membership and Business Development.