CreditUnions.com 2022: Best Of Impact

10 ideas to inspire strategies that make a meaningful difference.

To celebrate the holiday season, the office of Callahan & Associates will be closed Dec. 26 through Jan. 2. Enjoy this selection of the best of 2022, and we’ll see you in 2023.

 

When Banks Left The Community, Honor Credit Union Stepped In

After Huntingdon Bank closed several branches where the credit union has a presence, Honor purchased five of those locations so those communities wouldn’t be banking deserts.

 

How 3 Credit Unions Tackle Systemic Issues

Special loan programs at cooperatives across the country address equity, financial deserts, emergency aid, and climate change.

 

Small Change Makes A Big Difference At St. Mary’s

The New Hampshire credit union’s 603 checking program will donate up to $20,000 to four area charities in its first year alone.

 

Elderly Financial Exploitation Is A Growing Problem. Here’s How To Help.

Two credit unions and their regulator share their experience and best practices as isolation and vulnerability take their toll.

 

DC Credit Union’s Decade Of Changing Young Lives

Since its launch in 2010, the credit union’s Summer Youth Employment Program has helped young members earn an income, save money, and build financial wellness.

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Inside Connex’s DEI Journey

The Connecticut credit union has an in-depth plan for how it plans to help narrow the racial wealth gap and expand access to underbanked consumers.

 

Why Did BCU Reduce Fees And Form A Financial Wellbeing CUSO?

A shift toward a purpose-driven mindset has helped the Illinois cooperative drive sustainable growth while expanding operations.

 

Fees With Benefits? TCT FCU Makes It Work.

The New York credit union has lowered punitive fees and added an array of benefits to spread the gain while easing the pain.

 

How Canopy Credit Union Uses Personal Loans To Improve Members’ Financial Lives

A one-day-only promotion that mixes financial counseling with loan growth opportunities has been a roaring success since it was introduced two years ago.

 

USC Credit Union Teams Up For Community Impact

The California cooperative and two for-profit banks together launched an emergency relief fund to support vulnerable businesses struggling amid a post-COVID environment.

December 26, 2022

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