World Council of Credit Unions has partnered with MetLife Foundation to support research to better understand the financial service needs of Mexico’s unbanked population in the 18 to 35 age range, World Council announced. MetLife Foundation’s $175,000 grant is part of the firm’s overall, $200 million, five-year commitment to fund programs and services that help advance financial inclusion worldwide.

World Council and MetLife Foundation share a goal to provide working young adults with access to financial services,” World Council President/CEO Brian Branch (pictured) said. “Forty-four percent of the Mexican credit union membership growth has been unbanked ages 18 to 35. Credit unions have given them access to savings and credit as they approach their prime borrowing years.”

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