ALEXANDRIA, Va. (May 12, 2015) – As part of its effort to provide critical financial information to audiences with limited English proficiency, the National Credit Union Administration announced today that it has translated portions of its public website into Spanish.
“These efforts support NCUA’s goal of promoting access to financial services and providing our stakeholders with easily accessible information,” NCUA Board Chairman Debbie Matz said. “This new Spanish-content will communicate the benefits of credit union membership and NCUA’s mission of ensuring the system’s safety and soundness to a new and growing audience, as well as to many in the unbanked or underbanked communities.”
The Spanish-language version of NCUA.gov, available here, includes translations of the agency’s home page, landing pages and press releases. In all, audiences can access more than 500 pages of translated content.
Regulatory and supervisory content that is available online in Adobe PDFs, such as Letters to Credit Unions, NCUA’s Rules and Regulations, Examiners Guide and the National Supervision Policy Manual, have not been translated into Spanish at this time.
NCUA’s translated portions of its website in response to a growing Spanish-speaking population. In 2012, 38.3 million U.S. residents age 5 and older spoke Spanish at home, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. In all, 13 percent of U.S. residents age 5 and older speak Spanish at home.
As NCUA adds new content to the public website, the agency will translate the material into Spanish and post it within three business days. For more information, visit espanol.ncua.gov.
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 United States, NCUA operates and manages the National Credit Union Share
Insurance Fund, insuring the deposits of account holders in all federal credit unions and the overwhelming majority of
state-chartered credit unions. At MyCreditUnion.gov, NCUA also educates the public on consumer protection and financial literacy issues.