Chairman Matz Welcome Message

I’m Debbie Matz, the Chairman of the board of National Credit Union Administration. Welcome to, a free website resource for consumers brought to you by NCUA.

We hope you’ll take advantage of this site and all of the financial literacy information available here to help you make better choices for your money.

At NCUA, we take protecting the rights of consumers very seriously. We recently created a new Office of Consumer Protection to further safeguard the more than 90 million Americans who belong to credit unions.

Whether it’s a car loan, a mortgage, a credit card, or a short-term loan, we encourage you to learn the most about a financial product before signing on the dotted line.



Here, you can also learn how to:

Request a free credit report each year
Protect yourself from financial scams
Discover how credit unions work
Find a credit union you can join
Learn how to start a credit union of your own
Resolve disputes if you ever have a problem with your credit union

As always, remember that a credit union is a very safe place to save. Your deposits in a federally insured credit union are protected by the full faith and credit of the United States government up to $250,000 per depositor.

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