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Based in Washington, D.C., and Madison, Wisconsin, CUNA is the premier trade association serving more than 8,000 credit unions in Vermont and across the U.S.

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About the Association of Vermont Credit Unions
The Association is a non-profit corporation that exists to provide credit unions throughout Vermont with a wide assortment of trade association services. We promote the credit union movement and a favorable public attitude toward credit unions, both within the state and nationwide.

To our member credit unions, we provide legislative advocacy, regulatory support, training and staff development opportunities, networking, and business support services.

In conjunction with a variety of strategic business partners, the Association develops, markets and provides members with access to affordable back-office support products and services. The Association remains committed to its mission of assisting credit unions in any way possible with improving their overall level of service to members and Vermont consumers.

Current Edition of AVCU's Newslines Express
  • Financial Service Organizations Send Data Breach Letter to Legislators
    CUNA, NAFCU, and five other financial services organizations sent a joint letter to U.S. Senate and House leadership this week emphasizing that now is the time for retailers to take responsibility for their data breaches and adopt the same data standards as financial institutions. Merchants must stop putting consumers and their confidential personal financial information in the hands of criminals, the letter read. ... read more
  • AVCU & Residence Inn Renew Discount Agreement for CU-Related Guests
    For the third year in a row, AVCU and our Colchester neighbor the Residence Inn by Marriott have signed an agreement offering special rates for both business and pleasure travel. Open to anyone associated with AVCU and Vermont’s credit unions, as well as their relatives or friends, the deeply discounted rates offer substantial savings off the hotel’s standard rates shown on their website. Since the arrangement began in January of 2013, more than 125 room nights have been sold to AVCU-related guests. ... read more
  • NCUA’s Deadline for Free OSCUI Consulting is Nov. 30
    The NCUA announced this week that November 30th is the deadline for credit unions interested in applying for free consulting help from the NCUA's Office of Small Credit Union Initiatives (OSCUI). To be eligible for the consulting services, a credit union must hold assets of less than $50 million. Low-income designation and minority depository institutions are also eligible. ... read more
  • NEFCU Makes Donation to CMN
    On Thursday, November 6th, New England Federal Credit Union (NEFCU) presented a “Big Check” for $4,383.00 to support Vermont Children’s Hospital, a member of the national Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) group of hospitals. The funds were raised during “Shop For Miracles” day, Oct. 16th, during which NEFCU donated $0.25 each time a member used his or her credit union-issued credit or debit card. ... read more
  • Attorney Outlines CU Data Breach Protections at CUNA / NASCUS Symposium
    The financial and personal data held by credit unions and other financial institutions is a pot of gold to cybercriminals around the world, according to one cybersecurity expert. Randy Gainer, an attorney who represents victims of data breaches, was one of the speakers featured at the inaugural Credit Union Cybersecurity Symposium in Arlington, Va., hosted by the National Association of State Credit Union Supervisors in partnership with CUNA. More than 100 individuals from 50 credit unions in 27 states are attending the symposium, which concludes today. ... read more