15 Reasons Why You Should Only Bank at a Credit Union

Stop anyone on the street today and ask him or her what a credit union is. Chances are, most respondents won't know. To help you explain what your credit union is, what it does and why, CCUA is happy to provide our members with this terrific little book entitled, "15 Reasons Why You Should Only Bank at a Credit Union."

This booklet is not only easy to read and understand, but it is also quite comprehensive. It is a great resource for staff to have on hand to refer to or to give to members that have questions about what your credit union does or how it operates. If you work with young adults, high school groups, or provide financial education for the community or employer groups, this booklet will help you communicate key concepts quickly a succinctly. It also has the added advantage of being written in such a way as to spark discussion in a classroom setting.

Written in 2014 by CCUA President/CEO Paul Gentile, the booklet lists an easy to read summary of reasons why credit unions are a better choice for consumers when considering their banking options. The reasons are many, from explaining to readers how their money is safe to the ways they become part of something bigger—the cooperative movement—by joining a credit union and how that membership keeps them on Main Street, not Wall Street.

Now, with a little help of a few Spanish-speaking and Portuguese-speaking credit union members, the Cooperative Credit Union Association is adding a Spanish and a Portuguese translation of the popular booklet.

Credit unions are encouraged to keep a supply of the booklets on hand for distribution to both members and consumers alike when sponsoring educational sessions or hosting community events. Not only are the booklets a great conversation piece, they also are an effective tool at promoting the credit union "difference" in the world of today's various banking service providers.

Place your order today at a reduced rate to meet your needs. Click HERE to access an electronic order form. Our print-on-demand service, offered in partnership with Miles Press, will produce the books and ship them directly to you. The transaction will take place on a secure e-commerce site. CCUA will invoice member credit unions after the order ships.

If you have any questions, please email Walter Laskos or call 1-800-842-1242.