If you are a Vermonter seeking housing right now, it’s tough. If seeking a place that accommodates mobility impairments, one has to get creative. For one Vermonter, that meant turning […]
Are You Buying a House or a Home?
Each member of the OCU team is unique, and that helps us empathize with our members who are also unique. When you can walk in a member’s shoes, you’re more […]
My fiancé has driven the same vehicle since he drove it off the showroom floor 13 years ago. With the decision made to retire this vehicle in favor of something […]
Re-establishing Credit Helps Single Mom
The author of this blog qualified for an auto loan after working with Andrea Heller, our Money Sense Manager, to tackle bill paying and face down a creditor. I am […]
What do you think about financial counseling?
I started financial counseling during the foreclosure crisis in 2008. A decade ago many of my clients felt isolated by their financial struggles. It was challenging for adults who struggled […]
Simple 5 Loan – Get a quick loan to help out this holiday season
The weather has gotten cooler, and we’ve taken out our winter clothing. The holiday season is coming up, and so is the snow. At Opportunities Credit Union (OCU) we’re working […]
Making Room for Greater Racial Justice in Vermont Loan Underwriting
Is the financial system in Vermont inherently racist? The death of George Floyd and the acceleration of the Black Lives Matter movement have inspired financial institutions to examine their underwriting […]
Credit Unions helping Credit Unions
Just recently posted to CreditUnions.com, Opportunities Credit Union’s president and CEO Kate Laud talks about the close relationship that Opportunities has with VSECU. From the article: According to Laud, VSECU […]
Why are e-bikes so cool?
Have you been dreaming of cruising in style down Main street in a brand new e-bike? Do you even know what an e-bike is, or what all the features are? […]
Community Declaration of Racism as a Public Health Emergency
Opportunities Credit Union will sign the community declaration of racism as a public health emergency today. Along with more than 30 other Chittenden County organizations we acknowledge the structural racism […]