METAIRIE (press launch) — OnPath Federal Credit score Union has introduced its partnership and designation as the primary and solely “Juntos Avanzamos” nationally accredited credit score union in Louisiana. This recognition is a testomony to OnPath FCU’s dedication to monetary inclusion to satisfy the wants of the underserved, immigrant, and particularly Hispanic individuals within the higher New Orleans space.
“Juntos Avanzamos,” Spanish for Collectively We Advance, is a nationwide community of 131 credit score unions devoted to serving low-income Hispanic communities and offering protected and inexpensive monetary providers to immigrant shoppers. Like Juntos Avanzamos, OnPath FCU believes that the contribution of immigrant and Hispanic shoppers to the native and nationwide economic system is important, though the group is commonly underbanked and brought benefit of by predatory lenders and different finance firms.
“The credit score union mission relies on serving the underserved, and banking the underbanked,” mentioned OnPath FCU President and CEO Jared Freeman. “As our group modifications, we should change with it, if that mission is to stay at our core. We’re proud to paved the way for the monetary inclusion of our whole inhabitants in South Louisiana.” Freeman goes on to say “We meant to be the chief in assembly the wants of low-income & immigrant shoppers on the whole and of the Hispanic group -in explicit. That is what monetary inclusion is all about, and we’re targeted on OnPath to paved the way.”
“On behalf of Inclusiv, we congratulate OnPath Credit score Union on turning into the primary Juntos Avanzamos credit score union in Louisiana. This designation is a affirmation of OnPath’s long-standing custom of economic inclusion within the communities it serves. We hope that this announcement will serve to broaden monetary inclusion to everybody within the state.” Pablo DeFilippi, EVP, Inclusiv Community.