CU Breakthrough™ is the Federation’s fee-based consulting service that helps credit unions of all types and sizes expand and improve their financial service offerings to low- and middle-income (LMI) consumers.
CU Breakthrough’s network of consultants has specialized expertise in serving LMI markets and is the largest available to the credit union industry. Our team is comprised of nationally recognized experts with demonstrated track records in helping financial institutions provide viable and sustainable solutions to meet the needs of underserved communities.
We supply teams of experienced consultants to convey their lessons learned to other interested credit unions. Whether its lending products or savings and transaction services for inner city residents, Native Americans living on or near reservations, immigrants, people with disabilities, or any group vulnerable to payday and other predatory lending, we want to help credit unions do more!
CU Breakthrough™ consulting is available in three distinct bodies of work:
- Resource Development
- Product Design and Implementation
- Asset Building Programs
CU Breakthrough specializes in CDFI certification, recertification and grantwriting for CDFI technical and financial assistance awards. Learn more about CDFI credit unions.
Our consulting services are affordable and Federation members receive a significant discount. Find out more about our products.