SCE Credit Union and Mexican Consulate Announce Partnership to Expand Financial Inclusion in Nevada through Juntos Avanzamos Designation
SCE Credit Union (SCE FCU) and the Consulate of Mexico in Las Vegas have announced a partnership to expand financial inclusion to Hispanic and immigrant communities. As a member of Inclusiv, SCE FCU has held the Juntos Avanzamos designation for a decade, which focuses on providing Hispanic and immigrant consumers with safe, affordable and responsible financial services.
“Southern Nevada holds a special place in our hearts, and we are passionate about increasing the services to help Hispanic and immigrant consumers navigate the U.S. financial system,” said Diana Cervantes, vice president of social impact for SCE FCU. “Financial inclusion is truly a gateway toward a stronger community and we are thrilled to partner with the Consulate of Mexico for this important endeavor.”
The partnership between SCE FCU, Inclusiv and the Consulate of Mexico in Las Vegas is a historic first in Nevada. This designation and partnership align with SCE FCU’s focus to create good in the communities they serve, as well as expand financial education and equitable inclusion for the unbanked and underserved communities. The partnership also allows for those with official Mexican consular cards to open an account with SCE FCU, giving them access to safe and secure banking and financial literacy tools. SCE FCU, in partnership with the Consulate of Mexico in Las Vegas, will serve the southern Nevada Hispanic community, regardless of immigration status and help people of modest means reach financial independence.
“It’s an honor to collaborate with the Consulate of Mexico to not only bring financial inclusion to communities, but really make a difference in people’s lives,” said Jennifer Oliver, president of SCE FCU. “We look forward to furthering this program and our impact in southern Nevada as we continue our mission-driven work to empower all individuals to achieve lasting financial security.”
In addition to remarks from Consul Julián Escutia Rodríguez, SCE FCU and Inclusiv, the event also included a statement from a local business owner who shared her story about starting her business and banking with SCE FCU. Nevada State Senator Rochelle Nugyen and Nevada Assemblyman Reuben D’Silva, as well as Assemblywoman Selena Torres, were also in attendance to support the initiative.