Leagues Media Relations

The California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues’ public relations and communications team is ready to help with information regarding credit unions; economic trends and data; as well as arrange interviews with League officials, credit unions, and local experts. For assistance, please contact Senior Communications Manager Matt Wrye at 909.851.3935 or Media Relations Specialist Tina Ramos-Ingold at 909.212.6050.

PRESS RELEASES

More than 525,000 Californians Receive Assistance by Credit Unions During Economic Fallout Due to Pandemic

This week’s new numbers just released

In response to the economic fallout due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the state’s credit unions have provided more than 525,000 of their members relief from mortgages, auto loans, credit card payments, and business loans.

In a just released new survey of member credit unions of the California Credit Union League, the trade association for credit unions in the state, many indicate that in addition to collectively funding $667 million in business loans with Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) funds:

  • 19,235 mortgage payments have been extended
  • 491,003 consumer loans (auto and credit card) have been extended
  • 2.3 million fees waived 

For examples of how local credit unions are serving their members, please contact Tina Ramos-Ingold, media relations specialist with the California Credit Union League, at tinar@ccul.org or 909.212.6050.

 

More Than 500,000 Californians Receive Assistance by Credit Unions During Economic Fallout Due to Coronavirus

More than 475,000 Californians Receive Assistance by Credit Unions During Economic Fallout Due to Coronavirus

More Than 450,000 Californians Receive Assistance by Credit Unions During Economic Fallout due to Coronavirus

Many Credit Unions Ready to Provide Immediate PPP Loan Relief to Small Businesses

Credit Unions in California Provide Loan Relief For More Than 350,000 Members

Credit Unions Providing Loan Forbearance for Hundreds of Thousands of Californians

Credit Unions in Nevada Helping Those Impacted by Economic Fallout from Pandemic

Credit Unions in California Helping Those Impacted by Economic Fallout from Pandemic

Credit Unions in California Offering Assistance to Those Impacted by Economic Fallout From Pandemic

STATEWIDE MEDIA COVERAGE

California

TV

  • PBS KVIE (April 28)–Dave Roughton, SAFE CU: Watch here
  • KERO-TV (April 30)–Eric Bruen, Desert Valleys FCU: Watch here
  • KCRA-TV (May 11)–CA CU League Survey Numbers: Watch here

RADIO

  • KFRG FM (March 27)–Jennifer Binkley, Altura CU: Listen here
  • KCBX-FM (March 27)–Geri LaChance, SESLOC FCU: Listen here
  • KVCR-FM (March 31)–Jennifer Binkley, Altura CU: Listen here
  • KUZZ-FM (April 24)–Eric Bruen, Desert Valleys FCU *no link yet
  • KFBK-FM (April 24)–Dave Roughton, SAFE CU *no link yet
     

PRINT

  • LA Times (March 25)–Diana Dykstra, League: Read here
  • AP News (March 25)–Diana Dykstra, League: Read here
  • Fontana Herald News (April 9)–Chuck Papenfus, Inland Valley FCU: Read here
  • Sacramento Bee (April 16)–SAFE CU: Read here
  • Mercury News (April 17)–Diana Dykstra, League: Read here
  • CalMatters (May 13)–Diana Dykstra, League: Read here–Also ran in Santa Cruz Sentinel, Lost Coast Output.
  • Cal Matters AB2501 Op-Ed (May 21)—Diana Dykstra, League: Read here
  • Inside Mortgage Finance (May 28)—Diana Dykstra, League: Read here

Nevada

TV

  • KTVN-TV (April 15)–Wally Murray, Greater Nevada CU: Watch here

RADIO

  • Nevada Public Radio (April 1)–Diana Dykstra, NCUL: Listen here

PRINT

  • Record Courier (April 10)–Wally Murray, Greater Nevada CU: Read here
  • Nevada Business (April 10)–Wally Murray, Greater Nevada CU: Read here
  • This is Reno (April 14)–Wally Murray, Greater Nevada CU: Read here

Credit Union Media

TV

  • CBS 8 (April 13)–Todd Lane, California Coast CU: Watch here
  • KCOY-TV/KEYT-TV (April 14)–Paul Cook, CoastHills CU story: Watch here
  • CNBC (April 14)–CBC CU: Read here
  • News 4/Fox 11 Nevada (April 22)–Great Basin FCU: Read here
  • KUSI-TV (May 2)–Todd Lane, California Coast CU: Watch here

RADIO

  • KSRO-FM (March 27)–First Community CU, First Tech FCU, North Bay CU, Patelco CU, Redwood CU: Listen here
  • KSRO-FM (March 27)–Brett Martinez, Redwood CU: Listen here
  • KMUD News (April 17)–Pat Neighbors, Vocality CU: Read here

PRINT

  • The Financial Brand (March 26)–Golden 1 CU and Travis CU: Read here
  • Napa Valley Register (March 26)–Brett Martinez, Redwood CU: Read here
  • Redheaded Blackbelt Publication (March 26)–Pat Neighbors, Vocality CU; Coast Central CU; Compass CU: Read here
  • Vista Press (March 26)–Bill Birnie, Frontwave CU: Read here
  • Washington Post (April 3)–Brett Martinez, Redwood CU: Read here
  • Half Moon Bay Review (April 6): San Mateo CU: Read here
  • Davis Enterprise (April 8)–Barry Nelson, Travis CU: Read here
  • Napa Valley Register (April 8)–Barry Nelson, Travis CU: Read here
  • Vacaville Reporter (April 8)–Barry Nelson, Travis CU: Read here
  • Local Coast Outpost (April 10)–Bob Moore, Coast Central CU: Read here
  • San Diego Newspaper Group (April 14)–Todd Lane, California Coast CU: Read here
  • San Diego Metropolitan (April 15)–Todd Lane, California Coast CU: Read here
  • Daily Breeze (April 15)–Keith Sultemeier, Kinecta FCU; Scott Johnson, Unify CU: Read here
  • Santa Cruz Sentinel (April 15)–Santa Cruz Community CU: Read here
  • Lake County Bloom (April 20)–Redwood CU: Read here
  • Redheaded Blackbelt (April 26)–James T. Sessa, Coast Central CU: Read here
  • North Bay Business Journal (April 28)–Brett Martinez, Redwood CU: Read here
  • Press Democrat (April 28)–Brett Martinez, Redwood CU: Read here
  • Sacramento Business Journal (April 28)–SAFE CU: Read here
  • Orange Coast Magazine (April 29)–NuVision CU: Read here
  • Recordnet.com (April 30)–Michael Duffy, Financial Center CU: Read here
  • The Daily Journal (April 30)–San Mateo CU: Read here
  • Nevada Business Magazine (May 1)–Silver State Schools CU: Read here
  • Nevada Business Magazine (May 5)–Greater Nevada CU: Read here
  • Alhambra Source (May 13)–Credit Union of Southern California: Read here
  • San Diego Reader (May 13)–California Coast CU: Read here
  • Santa Cruz Sentinel (May 13)–Carrie Birkhofer, Bay FCU: Read here
  • Wall Street Journal (May 16)—Rick Schmidt, WestStar CU: Read here
  • Tahoe Daily Tribune (May 18)—Greater Nevada CU: Read here
  • SF Gate (May 18)—San Mateo CU: Read here
  • Coronado Times (May 21)—MyPoint CU: Read here
  • Orange County Register (May 21)—SchoolsFirst FCU: Read here
  • Bakersfield Californian (May 26, 202)—Alta One FCU: Read here
  • Orange County Register (June 1)—Wescom CU: Read here