Donovan: CU difference is best defense against bank attacks

CUNA Chief Advocacy Officer Ryan Donovan onstage at CUNA GAC 2019.

Credit unions must be proactive to not only react to banker rhetoric but to bust myths about credit unions and their tax status, CUNA Chief Advocacy Officer Ryan Donovan wrotein Credit Union Journal Monday. Donovan’s op-ed says that credit unions should not let banks undermine the future of credit unions.

“CUNA and leagues are uniquely positioned to take on bank attacks, but we need the support of the whole movement to make our efforts successful,” Donovan wrote. “We can’t let banks define who we are and what we stand for. We must be proactive in sharing our difference and protecting our model. Why? Because if they win, consumers lose.”

Donovan highlighted the different kinds of bank attacks, always with the same goal: weaken the impact credit unions have on their members and communities by financially burdening them with additional taxes.


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