Federación de Cajas Populares Alianza, a credit union association located in Guanajuato, Mexico, looking to expand its presence into the United States, has chosen to partner with Mountain West Credit Union Association, which has offices in Phoenix and Denver. “Alianza is eager to share insights as to how to serve the Latino members in the U.S. credit unions better,” says Victor Miguel Corro, vice president of the Worldwide Foundation of Credit Unions’ International Partnership Program, which arranged the partnership agreement.
The partnership will focus on strengthening Alianza’s member credit unions through the development of new products and services. Participating credit unions will also provide mutual assistance in training, member service, loan underwriting and marketing. “We are all very excited about the opportunity to have the unique experience to help perpetuate the credit union movement and assist in developing a stronger international credit union system through expanding cooperative networks,” says Mike Williams, chairman of Mountain West Credit Union Association.
To Alianza’s strength of 21 member credit unions throughout 11 Mexican states, Mountain West Credit Union Association adds its 154 member credit unions throughout Arizona, Colorado and Wyoming.