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Meriwest Credit Union in San Jose, Calif., has an expanded field of membership as a result of a new partnership with a San Francisco-based non-profit, the $2.1 billion credit union announced last week.

Meriwest’s partnership with the Financial Fitness Association (FFA) will allow the credit union to serve consumers in Arizona and California who are existing members of FFA or join FFA, and do not meet any of Meriwest’s other membership eligibility requirements. In addition, Meriwest said it would pay the initial membership fee for new members joining the credit union through FFA.

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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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