Aerial view of Westwood and the UCLA campus in Los Angeles. Aerial view of Westwood and the UCLA campus in Los Angeles. Source: AdobeStock

Wescom Credit Union ($6 billion, Pasadena, Calif.) reached a new milestone in its relationship with the University of California, Los Angeles this week, having been named the official banking partner of the UCLA Dashew Center for International Students and Scholars.

The credit union first partnered with UCLA and the Rose Bowl Stadium in 2015, inking a major deal that included naming a street “Wescom Way” after the credit union. According to Monday’s announcement, a key component of Wescom’s new partnership with the Dashew Center will be the development of financial literacy programs “designed to meet the unique needs of international students and scholars who may be unfamiliar with the U.S. banking system and the importance of understanding the U.S credit system, and how to best manage their finances during their time abroad.”

Natasha Chilingerian

Natasha Chilingerian has worked in the credit union space for over a decade. She joined CU Times as managing editor in 2015 and was promoted to executive editor in 2019. Before that, she served as a communications specialist for Xceed Financial Credit Union (now Kinecta Federal Credit Union) in Los Angeles from 2013-2015, and as a CU Times freelancer from 2011-2013. She has been a professional writer and editor for more than 17 years, specializing in news and lifestyle journalism as well as marketing copywriting for companies in the finance and technology space.

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