NW Plus CU Earns Juntos Avanzamos Designation
Posted by Andrew Kobialka on April 4, 2023
NW Plus Credit Union, based in Everett, Washington, recently announced that is has been recognized as an official Juntos Avanzamos credit union. This designation is awarded to credit unions that are committed to serving and empowering Hispanic and immigrant consumers, providing safe, affordable, and relevant financial services.
To earn the Juntos Avanzamos designation, the credit union completed an extensive application process highlighting its capacity and experience working with and servicing its immigrant communities. Employing bilingual, culturally-competent staff, accepting alternate forms of identification, and offering ITIN lending to its Hispanic and immigrant members.
“We welcome Northwest Plus to an effort that is now more important than ever. This designation recognizes the groundbreaking work you, and your team have done to meet the needs of low-income consumers in general, and of the Hispanic community in particular. This is what financial inclusion is all about, and you are leading the way,” said René A. Vargas Martínez, Director, Juntos Avanzamos and Puerto Rico Network | Inclusiv
“We are creating financial opportunities for so many of our community members who are otherwise being overlooked,” said Torrie Ramos, NW Plus Credit Union CEO. “There are generations of families in our own communities who deserve quality financial products and services and we are here to meet that need. The genuine desire of my team to provide an inclusive, welcoming environment that encourages growth and trust in order help meet these needs makes me incredibly proud.”
With over 4,800 credit unions nationwide NW Plus is one of only 127 credit unions to earn the Juntos Avanzamos designation.