Financial Counseling and Education: GreenPath partners with more than 400 credit unions to empower staff and members to lead financially healthy lives. 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.
Learning Lab - New!
Included free of charge as part of a GreenPath partnership, the Learning Lab enables you to offer interactive online courses to members and staff. The first course is Credit Reports and Scores, and additional courses are on the way. To see the features of the Learning Lab, view a short video. The courses can be used in several ways:
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.
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.