Better Design, Easier Navigation, More Features Enhance Consumer Online Experience
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (Feb. 25, 2013)
– As part of America Saves Week and Military Saves Week, the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) today debuted a new look for its free consumer websites and a video from Board Chairman Debbie Matz about the value of saving.
The newly designed websites—MyCreditUnion.gov
and the financial literacy microsite Pocket Cents
—are more user-friendly and provide consumers with access to more information.
Chairman Matz’s video, Your Financial Future Is Brighter With Savings
, is another part of NCUA’s ongoing efforts to better educate consumers and is available here
“We’ve made two valuable consumer tools better,” NCUA Board Chairman Debbie Matz said. “Financial education is a lifelong process, from teaching young people sound savings habits to helping adults plan for retirement. MyCreditUnion.gov and Pocket Cents provide consumers with the information needed make better financial decisions for their lifestyles and goals. I hope consumers will regularly use this information now available on both our consumer and financial literacy websites.
“Our latest NCUA Consumer Report video is aimed at reminding consumers about the importance of developing and keeping good savings habits,” Matz added. “That’s an important step towards building a solid financial future.”
New or updated information on MyCreditUnion.gov includes topics like:
- Credit reports and credit scores
- Preventing identity theft
- Buying a car
- Avoiding frauds and scams
On Pocket Cents, there is new financial literacy information on subjects like:
- Financial resources for service members, parents and educators
- Renting versus buying a home
- Financial tips for seniors, teens and tweens
- Reverse mortgages
MyCreditUnion.gov also makes share insurance coverage information readily available through with access to downloadable brochures, the latest share insurance video and frequently asked questions. Visitors will also be able to connect with NCUA’s new consumer Twitter feed, @MyCUgov. The new Twitter feed will feature personal finance tips designed to help individuals make smarter financial decisions and better choices for their money.
Pocket Cents uses interactive elements and stylish infographics to supplement written articles on topics like credit reporting and reading a bank or credit card statement.
NCUA encourages teachers, parents and credit unions to bookmark MyCreditUnion.gov and Pocket Cents as helpful resources for their consumer financial research needs.
NCUA is the independent federal agency created by the U.S. Congress to regulate, charter and supervise federal credit unions. With the backing of the full faith and credit of the U.S. Government, NCUA operates and manages the National Credit Union Share Insurance Fund, insuring the deposits of more than 96 million account holders in all federal credit unions and the overwhelming majority of state-chartered credit unions. At
Pocket Cents, NCUA also educates the public on consumer protection and financial literacy issues..