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13 CUs Participate in Filene Non-Citizen Lending Program
Friday, January 27, 2017 6:50 AM

Thirteen credit unions are participating in the Filene Research Institute non-citizen lending program that offers consumer lending products—including credit cards, personal loans, and vehicle loans—to non-citizens with the same rates as traditional consumer lending products.

Through Dec. 31, 748 loans totaling $8.9 million have been issued through the program, which began at Point West CU, Portland, Ore., in 2008.

There are 42 million immigrants in the U.S., including foreign-born citizens, refugees, lawful permanent residents, and undocumented immigrants from nearly every country in the world.

Participating credit unions include:

  • Alliance Catholic CU, Southfield, Mich.;
  • Cherokee County FCU, Rusk, Texas;
  • El Paso (Texas) Area Teachers FCU;
  • Illiana Financial CU, Calumet City, Ill.;
  • Kern FCU, Bakersfield, Calif.;
  • Lower East Side People's FCU, New York;
  • Manatee Community FCU, Brandeton, Fla.;
  • Members CU, Stamford, Conn.;
  • Neighborhood Trust Federal Credit Union, NY;
  • North Side Community FCU, Chicago;
  • Point West CU, Portland, Ore.;
  • Seattle Metropolitan CU; and
  • Wakota FCU, South St. Paul, Minn.