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Applying for Community Development Financial Institution Certification Becoming Easier

Oct
24
Applying for Community Development Financial Institution Certification Becoming Easier

A new streamlined application process has made it easier for eligible Kansas and Missouri credit unions to apply for Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) certification. Currently, nearly 30 credit unions in Kansas and Missouri have CDFI certification. 

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CU Community CU to Launch Payday Lending Alternative

Dec
18
CU Community CU to Launch Payday Lending Alternative

CU Community Credit Union (Springfield) will roll out the Fresh Start Loan Program, a more affordable alternative to traditional payday loans, in 2016 to provide much-needed relief to people struggling in the payday loan debt cycle.

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Free CDFI Webinars Start October 6

Sep
25
Free CDFI Webinars Start October 6

Credit unions in Missouri are encouraged to register for free webinars on the subject of expanding Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) coverage of underserved areas. These webinars will be offered between October 2015 and January 2016.

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CU Community Seeks Payday Loan Alternatives for Members

Jul
06
CU Community Seeks Payday Loan Alternatives for Members

In a recent interview with KOLR-10, Judy Hadsall, president/CEO of CU Community Credit Union (Springfield), explained how the credit union h

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Three Missouri Credit Unions Receive CDFI Grants

Sep
02
Three Missouri Credit Unions Receive CDFI Grants

The U.S. Treasury Department awarded grants to five Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) in Missouri—and three of these recipients were credit unions! This was made possible through the Missouri Credit Union Charitable Foundation's (MCUCF) statewide CDFI initiative. To date, MCUCF has helped 25 credit unions in Missouri earn CDFI certification and apply for grants. 

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Alliance Offers Emergency Loans for Ferguson Businesses

Aug
26
Alliance Offers Emergency Loans for Ferguson Businesses

Alliance Credit Union employees spent August 20 going door-to-door in Ferguson and Jennings to offer local businesses emergency loans with 0% interest. Some businesses in this area have been devastated by the recent Ferguson riots.

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Electro Savings Credit Union Pays It Forward

Apr
30
Electro Savings Credit Union Pays It Forward

Electro Savings Credit Union (St. Louis) recently donated $20,000 to the Missouri Credit Union Charitable Foundation (MCUCF). This was the credit union’s way of paying it forward to help other credit unions in Missouri. 

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SLCCU, City of St. Louis Help People Get to Work with the Sure Rides™ Auto Loan Program

Apr
16
SLCCU, City of St. Louis Help People Get to Work with the  Sure Rides™ Auto Loan Program

St. Louis Community Credit Union (SLCCU), in conjunction with the City of St. Louis, is launching a unique lending partnership called the Sure Rides™ Auto Loan program. This initiative is designed to help qualified clients of select workforce development agencies get to work by giving them access to affordable car loans.

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Electro Savings CU Focuses on Helping Members Succeed

Mar
31
Electro Savings CU Focuses on Helping Members Succeed

Electro Savings Credit Union (St. Louis) is investing in its credit union members by having over one-third of its staff, 27 employees including President & CEO Stan Moeckli become Certified Financial Counselors.

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Missouri Credit Unions Make History with CDFI Certifications

Sep
17
Missouri Credit Unions Make History with CDFI Certifications

UPDATE: After publication, two additional credit unions received CDFI certifications. They include: Cape Regional and Saint Luke's. Click here to learn more. 

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