Inclusiv announced the expansion of the Juntos Avanzamos network to 100 credit unions, including Suncoast Credit Union in Florida. This expansion reflects the credit union industry’s support for Juntos Avanzamos and financial inclusion. This new milestone was announced at Inclusiv’s 2019 Annual Conference in Los Angeles, California and is part of Inclusiv’s celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month.
“Juntos Avanzamos has become the financial inclusion standard for Hispanics and immigrants within the credit union industry. Its system-wide adoption has opened the doors of financial opportunity for millions of underserved consumers across the United States, regardless of nationality or immigration status. Inclusiv is proud of this historic achievement, which is the result of the collective support of a coalition of league and industry partners committed to financial inclusion and to serving an increasingly diverse nation. We look forward to continue to champion inclusion throughout the industry and beyond,” said Pablo DeFilippi, SVP of Membership and Network Engagement at Inclusiv.
With the recent expansion, the program’s principles of financial empowerment reach an additional 1.3 million members in five states. The total network’s reach now extends to more than seven million consumers in 26 states, Washington D.C., and Puerto Rico.
The growth of Juntos Avanzamos underlines the increased awareness within our movement of the importance of financial inclusion and the key role Hispanics and immigrants play in the nation’s economy. With the addition of these credit unions, the Juntos Avanzamos network has substantially expanded its reach and capacity to impact the Hispanic and immigrant communities in the United States.
Inclusiv and its Juntos Avanzamos League partners, the League of Southeastern Credit Unions and Affiliates, the Asociación de Ejecutivos de Cooperativas de Puerto Rico and the Northwest Credit Union Association, welcome this new group of credit unions to the growing network of institutions committed to financial inclusion.