NCUA hosting financial literacy webinar

ALEXANDRIA, VA (March 20, 2014) – Credit unions can learn more about promoting financial literacy by participating in a free webinar, “Financial Literacy: Putting Your Mission into Action,” hosted by the National Credit Union Administration on Thursday, April 3, 2014, at 2 p.m. Eastern.   Hosted by Kenneth Worthey, Financial Literacy and Outreach Analyst in NCUA’s Office of Consumer Protection, the webinar will feature four speakers:

  • Gail Laster, Director, NCUA’s Office of Consumer Protection;
  • Louisa Quittman, Director, Office of Financial Education, U.S. Department of Treasury;
  • Gigi Hyland, Executive Director, National Credit Union Foundation; and
  • Katie Bryan, Communications Director, Consumer Federation of America.

Promoting financial literacy is a core credit union mission, and the NCUA webinar, part of the agency’s National Financial Literacy Month activities, will provide participants with valuable information on several topics, including:

  • The link between financial literacy and the credit union mission;
  • NCUA financial literacy resources;
  • Tips on building a successful financial literacy program based on credit union size and specialized member demographics;
  • Information about improving financial literacy efforts through the creation of key local and national financial literacy partnerships; and
  • The Treasury Department’s recent financial literacy pilot research program.

Registration for this free webinar is now open. Click here to register. Participants will also use this link to log into the webinar. Registrants should allow pop-ups from this website. Participants may submit questions in advance at The subject line of the email should read, “Financial Literacy Webinar.” Participants with technical questions about accessing the webinar may email

NCUA is the independent federal agency created by the U.S. Congress to regulate, charter and supervise federal credit unions. With the backing of the full faith and credit of the U.S. Government, NCUA operates and manages the National Credit Union Share Insurance Fund, insuring the deposits of more than 96 million account holders in all federal credit unions and the overwhelming majority of state-chartered credit unions. At and Pocket Cents, NCUA also educates the public on consumer protection and financial literacy issues.

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