National Consumer Protection Week: Perfect Time to Join a Local, Cooperative, Not-for-Profit Credit Union


Lynn Heider
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Tigard, OR and SeaTac, WA — March 6-12 is National Consumer Protection Week. The Federal Trade Commission is empowering consumers to be smarter about credit, debt, ID theft, fraud, technology and more. One value the NCPW website encourages consumers to consider is credit union membership.

“Because credit unions are not-for-profit financial institutions,” the website notes “their focus is on serving the financial needs of their members and not making a profit.” NCPW correctly states that credit unions offer higher rates on savings, fewer fees for services and lower loan rates.

Download State-Specific News Releases for Benefits of Membership Numbers:

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The Northwest Credit Union Association is the not-for-profit trade association representing over 157 of Oregon and Washington’s credit unions. Northwest credit unions returned $352 million in direct financial benefits to their 5.2 million members last year. The NWCUA is the voice of the Northwest Credit Union Movement, providing legislative, regulatory and public advocacy in addition to education, compliance, networking support and business solutions to credit unions. For information on how to join a credit union, please visit

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