The Credit Union Association of Rhode Island has served the credit unions of Rhode Island since 1934. While proud of its heritage, the Association is focused on meeting the needs of its member credit unions today and into the future.
By staying in constant contact with the people who lead the credit unions of Rhode Island and by paying careful attention to the environment that credit unions operate in, the Association is able to help credit unions set the standard for excellence in financial services. The Association serves the credit union community by providing direct support and through public, legislative, and regulatory advocacy. The major functional areas are Advocacy, Outreach, Professional Development, and Business Services. Within each of these areas there are a wide variety of services offered to credit unions. The services that are available are detailed in separate sections of this website.
The Association, like each of its member credit unions, is a democratically controlled cooperative with a board of directors elected by and from its membership. Each of the Association's directors is a member of the board of an affiliated Rhode Island credit union or an active employee of an affiliated Rhode Island credit union. The Board sets policy for the Association and directs its staff. A number of committees operate in accordance with the by-laws of the Association. They deliberate on matters of importance to member credit unions and provide the Association Board with valuable information and insight regarding how best to provide value to member credit unions.