With millions of Americans feeling like they have been let down by their government, big banks and institutions across the board, NAFCU’s Dan Berger called on credit unions to be the “refuge people are searching for” in an op-ed published in Credit Union Journal.
Berger, NAFCU’s president and CEO, noted the industry’s efforts in helping communities during natural disasters and the recent partial government shutdown. “This is what the credit union industry is all about: extending a hand to those in need,” he wrote.
Advocating on behalf of the industry is empowering because of credit unions’ altruistic actions, Berger said as he explained the association’s approach: “Be it state or federally-chartered, large or small, NAFCU will represent the industry. In the lead up to the 2020 elections, we anticipate a noisy political scene. But that will not prevent us from fighting for you.”
“We are proud to stand by [credit unions’] side – just as they do for their members. To us, its personal,” concluded Berger.
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