Carolinas League board votes for choice

The Carolinas Credit Union League board of directors unanimously decided Thursday to allow its 149 credit unions to join the league without requiring them to join CUNA.

The league is the fourth trade association to reject CUNA’s dual membership requirement.

“The board decision to offer membership choice recognizes that we are a membership organization and that our member credit unions throughout the Carolinas told us definitively that they want choice,” the Carolinas league said in a statement. “We do not view our relationship with CUNA any differently. CUNA and its team play a vital role in ensuring we can provide the support that credit unions in the Carolinas need and expect. In turn, CUNA relies on the local connectivity of leagues and credit unions as it advocates on Capitol Hill.”

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