Spanish-speaking consumers can obtain additional information on credit unions and the services they provide from the expanded NCUA website.
The site, which the agency launched in September, reminds consumers that deposits of up to $250,000 at federally insured credit unions are insured s by the full faith and credit of the U.S. government. It also contains educational information and personal finance tips.
“Whether a consumer wants to learn how to guard against identity theft, or new parents want to map out the best savings and financial plan for sending their child to college, Spanish-speaking consumers now have a new electronic resource tool at their disposal,” said NCUA Board Member Gigi Hyland, the board’s sole member of Hispanic origin. She’s been actively involved in the development of the site. Credit unions have been making a concerted effort to expand their outreach to Hispanic consumers.