Member Financial Counseling and Education: GreenPath partners with credit unions across the country to bring high-quality financial counseling, financial education and debt management to members. Through Greenpath, credit unions can offer face-to-face and phone based counseling:
GreenPath is a nationwide, non-profit financial organization that assists consumers with credit card debt, housing questions and bankruptcy concerns. The company's customized services and solutions have been helping people achieve their financial goals since 1961. GreenPath has provided the Accel Members Financial Counseling program to credit unions since 2003.
GreenPath is headquartered in Farmington Hills, Mich. and operates more than 60 branch offices in 12 states. The company also delivers licensed services throughout the United States over the Internet and telephone. GreenPath is a member of the National Foundation for Credit Counseling (NFCC). Its professional counselors are certified by the NFCC, and GreenPath is accredited by the Council on Accreditation (COA).
By offering GreenPath’s counseling and education services, your credit union can benefit from:
GreenPath is a reputable organization with a long history of service excellence and a variety of programs designed to meet the needs of credit unions. Your members can receive immediate counseling over the phone or schedule an appointment at a branch location. With GreenPath’s national call center and network of branch offices, adding a financial counseling team to your credit union is within your reach and budget. In addition, when you partner with GreenPath, you will work with an experienced support team throughout the life of the partnership.
Partner Relations Support
When you partner with GreenPath, a designated partner relations specialist will work with key employees of the credit union to help ensure the program is successful. The specialist will work with you to start the program and will continue to assist you every step of the way.
Full Implementation Strategy
Your partner relations specialist will provide you with strategies and best practices to help you get the most out of your partnership with GreenPath.
GreenPath offers free marketing tools, including brochures, teller cards, a website link and newsletter articles. These tools can be used as is or can be modified to meet your specific requirements.
As a partner, you will receive valuable data to help you gauge the success of the program. Periodic reviews and usage reports include data on monthly call volume, financial topics discussed with members, outcomes and debt management plan statistics.
GreenPath offers workshop materials to help your credit union promote financial education and literacy to your members and community. Ten workshops are available, covering financial topics ranging from budgeting and credit reports to responding to a job layoff.
This April you can start youth on the right path to building savings accounts. Twenty-five young savers at participating credit unions will win $100 cash prizes.
CUNA's 2015 National Youth Saving Challenge™ is sponsored by GreenPath. Last year's challenge resulted in 94,466 young members depositing more than $20.5 million into credit union savings accounts.