Speaking Truth to Power… And Being Heard

Inclusiv speaks for financial inclusion for all Americans and for bringing the power of cooperative finance to all.

Credit unions promote fairness and financial security.  We advocate for policies and regulations that help credit unions grow--that provide sensible consumer protections without adding undue burdens for compliance and reporting.

Cathie Mahon, Inclusiv CEO, addressing CDFI Roundtable

Inclusiv Board has a permanent Government Affairs Committee that tracks legislative, regulatory and policy issues that affect credit unions and develops and advocates policy positions.  These positions promote consumer protection in the financial services marketplace while enabling a regulatory framework that lets responsible financial institutions, like CDCUs, do what they do best: build financial independence among low-income people and communities.

Policy Platform

Inclusiv promotes the financial independence and well-being of working families and communities by expanding access to safe and responsible financial products and services through credit unions. As the national trade association and CDFI intermediary committed to expanding, growing and strengthening these mission-driven credit unions, Inclusiv advocates for policies that strengthen the institutions and the members and communities they serve. Learn more.

Inclusiv was instrumental in establishing the CDFI Fund in 1994, is a permanent member of the national CDFI Coalition and is the CDFI and community finance authority for the credit union industry. Learn more.

Credit Union Regulation
As the leading voice for credit unions that serve low- and moderate-income communities, Inclusiv monitors the development of regulatory policies and rules from the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA), the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), the Federal Reserve, and other regulators.  Learn more.

Coalition Building
Cooperation is a core principle of Inclusiv and the cooperative movement.  In keeping with this spirit, Inclusiv supports coalition building among credit unions and within the broader community development finance field in order to multiply the force of our advocacy. Learn more.

Impact Stories

2018 CDFI Credit Unions Build Inclusive Economies Report
2017 CDFI Credit Unions Build Inclusive Economies Report

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