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TCC CU 'Walks the Walk' and Earns Juntos Avanzamos Designation
Tuesday, November 19, 2013 6:50 AM

Juntos Avanzamos flag

Dallas/Fort Worth-based TCC CU has been actively involved in building relationships with the Hispanic community and putting in place policies and procedures that will benefit those in the community who are underserved and/or unbanked. For their efforts, the Cornerstone Credit Union League has awarded the $27.2 million in assets credit union with the Juntos Avanzamos designation.

The Juntos Avanzamos designation is awarded by Cornerstone to credit unions that have successfully completed a rigorous application process that confirms they have the infrastructure, as well as the capacity, commitment and compassion to serve the financial needs of Hispanic families.

“It’s no secret that there is a great deal of Catholic Hispanics in our community,” TCC CU president and CEO Ron Powers said. “And they need a financial institution they can trust. One that understands their needs and that can speak their language.”

Credit union member Michael Fronk was on hand for

Presenting the proclamation
the Juntos Avanzamos flag raising event and applauded the credit union for the well-deserved designation.

“I have a nine-and-a-half year history with the credit union, and I can honestly say that at this financial institution I am a person and not just an account holder,” said Fronk. “TCC CU has its hand open to the community, and is always willing to share the information consumers need to make the best financial decisions for their family.”

To better serve this segment of the population, TCC CU says they have adjusted their loan policies, as well as have instituted specific loan types to assist them with their cash needs; thereby allowing them to avoid the payday lenders and their high interest rates. Among their loan products are credit builder lines of credit loans, Quinceañara loans and citizenship loans. The credit union also accepts the Matricula Consular.

“One of the tenets of the credit union industry is to serve the underserved, and the Hispanic

CU Member Michael Fronk
Credit union member Michael Fronk speaks as Ron Powers looks on
population has historically been underserved by the financial community,” Robert Buchheit, vice chair of the credit union’s board of directors told those in attendance at yesterday’s flag raising event held at TCC CU’s Fort Worth branch. 

“We aren’t just ‘talking the talk.’ We are ‘walking the walk’,” assured Buchheit. “From now, the Hispanic community will be able to see the Juntos Avanzamos flag and know that we are working for them.”

Credit unions interested in learning more about the Juntos Avanzamos program are encouraged to visit the Hispanic Outreach section of Cornerstone’s website.

Cornerstone has created a Hispanic Outreach forum so that credit unions can exchange ideas and best practices. Click here to start utilizing that forum.