Financial Center First CU Meets with Credit Union in Ireland to Discuss Financial Literacy around the Globe

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (July 26, 2022) — Financial Center First Credit Union’s President & CEO, Cameron Minges, and its former CEO, J. Kevin Ryan, met with leaders from Dundalk Credit Union last week to share their respective roadmaps for developing financial wellness initiatives that benefit credit union membership. Ryan was chosen as Financial Center’s liaison for this meeting and traveled to Dundalk, Ireland, as a part of Financial Center, Dundalk CU, and the Indiana Credit Union League’s participation in the Worldwide Foundation for Credit Union’s Global Bridges campaign. Minges joined the meeting virtually.

“The global economy is here,” said Cameron Minges, Financial Center’s President & CEO. “Learning how we compete begins with understanding how our cooperative model works in different parts of the world. Financial Center was glad to send Kevin Ryan to Dundalk to learn about what’s working for the largest credit union in Ireland and share what we’re doing right here in Central Indiana to improve the lives of members.”

Financial Center and Dundalk CU are participating in a year-long engagement in the Global Bridges campaign, which is a part of the World Council of Credit Union’s foundation arm. Global Bridges works to connect organizations from different countries to grow the credit union movement worldwide. Following last week’s meeting, the two credit unions have additional sessions in 2022 to discuss environmental sustainability, gaining youth membership, governance and risk management.

Financial Center first made a connection with Dundalk CU in March of 2020 when Ryan was Chairman of the Indiana Credit Union League Board. The League hosted representatives from Dundalk CU then and continues to be involved in the ongoing exchange of information through their partnership with the World Council of Credit Unions. Financial Center is one of several Indiana credit unions that have hosted credit union representatives from other countries and participated in trips to those countries to assist on site.

“It has been great to see the continuing exchange of information between Dundalk CU, Financial Center First CU, and the League throughout 2022 since first hosting representatives of this Ireland credit union in Indiana in 2020,” said League President John McKenzie. “Financial Center First CU as well as many others throughout the state have been tremendous about providing time and expertise to make these partnerships with credit unions from other countries so productive.”

Staff from Dundalk Credit Union presented Gail and Kevin Ryan (fourth and fifth from left) with a gift as a part of their Global Bridges visit to Dundalk, Ireland.

About Financial Center First Credit Union

At Financial Center, nearly 70,000 members are in pursuit of healthier, more vibrant financial  lives. Our Credit Union manages $860 million in assets for a diverse community of members in greater Indianapolis,  Kokomo and Muncie, Indiana - and beyond. We’re known for providing inclusive banking services, free financial  wellness resources, and the people and products to create momentum for whatever’s ahead. Our team of nearly 200  employees are expert coaches and mentors for members - helping them discover new possibilities and chase down  their next financial milestones. Join us at today.


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