The National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) is the independent federal agency created by the U.S. Congress to regulate, charter, and supervise federal credit unions. With the backing of the full faith and credit of the U.S. Government, NCUA operates and manages the National Credit Union Share Insurance Fund, insuring the deposits of more than 92 million account holders in all federal credit unions and the overwhelming majority of state-chartered credit unions.
NCUA’s www.MyCreditUnion.gov offers a one-stop toolbox of educational information and personal finance tips designed to help individuals in making smart financial decisions and better choices for their money. The website also houses Pocket Cents, which introduces young people to the benefits of credit unions, offers important lessons about the value of a dollar, and allows youth to explore the different currencies from around the world using an interactive map.
In November 2010, NCUA signed the Youth Financial Education Collaboration Agreement with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and the U.S. Department of Education. The agreement is aimed at helping students and families save for college and at encouraging the development of smart money habits.
The agency has successfully leveraged tools like NCUA YouTube® channel, Facebook® and Twitter® pages, as well as a new online electronic notifications systems, NCUA Express to further the agency’s financial literacy initiative reach.
Director, Public and Congressional Affairs
National Credit Union Administration (NCUA)
1775 Duke Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
Fax: (703) 518-6409
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