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The Carolinas Credit Union League is committed to supporting the success of smaller credit unions in the Carolinas. We see small, low-income and newly chartered credit unions as essential to communities, and as occupants of niches other institutions are unable to fit.
Small CU Peer Group
The Small CU Peer Group is open to staff at credit unions of $50 million in assets and under. Join today, share your voice, and contribute to the future success of the credit union movement!
NCUA Office of Small Credit Union Initiatives (OSCUI)
Small Credit Union Learning Center
As part of the OSCUI Services, the Small Credit Union Learning Center is available as an education tool for all things credit union. The platform serves as a comprehensive training program divided into tracks at the basic, intermediate and advanced levels. Users will be able to access information at their leisure to explore new topics, or simply to refresh their knowledge. And in certain specialized areas, users can earn a certificate of completion.
OSCUI's FOCUS e-Newsletter is a monthly publication for credit unions. In each issue, OSCUI provides information relevant to credit unions, particularly small, low-income designated and newly chartered credit unions. The League recommends this publication as a great way to access current information relevant to small credit unions. To read archived issues or subscribe, click here.
Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) Fund
The CDFI Fund's mission is to expand economic opportunity for underserved people and communities by supporting the growth and capacity of a national network of community development lenders, investors, and financial service providers. The CDFI Fund achieves its purpose by promoting access to capital and local economic growth in a number of ways, including directly investing in, supporting and training CDFIs that provide loans, investments, financial services and technical assistance to underserved populations and communities.
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CDFI Certification is a designation given by the CDFI Fund to specialized organizations that provide financial services in low-income communities and to people who lack access to financing. CDFIs include regulated institutions such as community development banks and credit unions, and non-regulated institutions like loan and venture capital funds. To apply for CDFI Certification, your organization must submit an application to the CDFI Fund for review.
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LaTasha Cooper serves as senior vice president of credit union resources. She has spent more than half her time inside credit unions and has worked tirelessly with groups considering new credit union charters.
LaTasha is a Certified Credit Union Compliance Expert (CUCE), BSA Specialist (BSACS), and Credit Union Development Educator (CUDE). With additional expertise in budgeting, strategic planning, and training programs, LaTasha is poised to support success among smaller credit unions in both states.
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