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 standards in order to identify where their internal rules may unwittingly exacerbate racism. Cries for more just underwriting standards are being met by banks and […]
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 and Opportunities will continue exploring opportunities to partner in other areas, such as compliance and operations. “We might have an opportunity to collaborate in ways […]
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 that is now exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic with, “Black and Latino people in the U.S. have been nearly three times as likely as white […]
Opportunities Credit Union stands in solidarity with Black communities. We support ending systemic racism and police violence. We have never questioned that Black Lives Matter. OCU shares the outrage about the systemic racism plaguing our country. We reaffirm our 30-year commitment to racial justice. As a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI,) serving low-income communities is […]
Effective 3/18/2020, due to the current health concerns related to COVID-19, Opportunities Credit Union’s Winooski Branch will be closed to the public. Transactions needing to be processed by Member Service staff can either be placed in our night drop at the Winooski Branch or processed at the Burlington Branch located at 92 North Avenue, Burlington, […]
On January 2, 2020 Katharine Laud will be the new President and Chief Executive Officer of Opportunities Credit Union. Laud comes to credit union with a background in banking and non-profit finance. Most recently, she was Associate Vice President for Finance and Administration at the UVM Foundation. Kate also serves as Vice-Chair of theboard of the […]
Last week we presented the winner of the fundraising raffle. Congratulations to Hiawatha Elementary School! The money was raised earlier this year by the Opportunities Credit Union golf tournament, and the @Vermont Lake Monsters. Thank you to everyone that participated, and congratulations to Hiawatha Elementary School.
The Winooski Small Business Loan Program is currently accepting applications. This program expands the City’s commitment to economic vitality by providing access to financing for new and existing businesses in Winooski.