Safety and Security

Letter to Members from the President/CEO

August 15, 2011

Dear Denver Community Credit Union Member,

On behalf of the Board and Management, I would like to take a moment to address any concerns you may have due to the recent market volatility. Your credit union continues to be a safe place for your money.

Denver Community Credit Union is federally insured, and your deposits with the credit union are covered to $250,000. While most banks are insured by the FDIC, credit unions are insured by the NCUA (National Credit Union Administration), a separate but equally viable agency of the federal government. This fund has never used taxpayer dollars to bail out a credit union. Please visit the NCUA website (www.NCUA.gov) for more information on the National Credit Union Administration and your insured funds.

Denver Community’s financial stability involves more than the NCUA insurance protection.

Denver Community is a not-for-profit financial cooperative, and we have been serving Denver since 1934. We have a commitment to responsible lending and upholding the credit union philosophy of people helping people. Because we are a member-owned cooperative institution, we will NOT risk the financial health of our members by engaging in risky lending practices.

We know our members and only lend to them when it’s good for them and the credit union as a whole. This protects the interests of the membership at large, as well as the individual member from getting loans they will not have the ability to pay back. In fact, we currently have the lowest loan delinquency rate we have seen in recent years.

Our Volunteer Board of Directors and Supervisory Committee have a combined 150 years of experience guiding the credit union, and like our community and employees, have a vested interest in seeing it prosper.

Most importantly, we are well capitalized with a net worth of over 12% (substantially higher than the 7% threshold to be defined as “well capitalized” by law) with strong assets because of our commitment to our membership and community. Please review our recent Statement of Financial Condition, which is available at any of our four branch locations or via www.NCUA.gov, or contact us to receive a copy.

I hope this letter answers the questions you might have about the safety of your deposits. If you wish to discuss this further, or have additional questions or concerns, please contact any of the Senior Managers listed below. In addition, a comprehensive financial review of our credit union has been published by the independent website BankRate.com. We encourage you to visit the memorandum of findings page by clicking here. While you’re there, we encourage you to check the ratings of some of our local and national competitors.

Thank you for being a member of Denver Community.

Carla Hedrick, President/CEO, (303) 626-0703
Shane Silvernale , Chief Financial Officer, (303) 626-0704
Mary Ellen Litzau, Chief Corporate Officer, (303) 626-0714
Tessa Bonfante, Chief Operations Officer, (303) 626-0708

Sincerely,

Carla Hedrick
President/CEO

 

Safety and Soundness of Denver Community: Your money is protected.

Insurance:

  • Your credit union is federally insured. While most banks are insured by the FDIC, credit unions are insured by the NCUA (National Credit Union Administration), a separate but equally viable agency of the federal government. This fund has never used taxpayer dollars to bail out a credit union. Please visit the NCUA website (www.NCUA.gov) for more information on the National Credit Union Administration and your insured funds.


Cooperative Structure:

  • Denver Community is a not-for-profit financial cooperative, and we have been serving Denver since 1934. We have a commitment to responsible lending and upholding the credit union philosophy of people helping people. Because we are a member-owned cooperative institution, we will NOT risk the financial health of our members by engaging in risky lending practices.
  • Our Volunteer Board of Directors and Supervisory Committee have a combined 150 years of experience guiding the credit union, and like our community and employees, have a vested interest in seeing it prosper.


Lending Policies:

  • We are proud that we took the necessary precautions to avoid the subprime lending fallout. We keep our mortgage investments here in Denver, for the members of our community.
  • We know our members and only lend to them when it’s good for them and the credit union as a whole. This protects the interests of the membership at large, as well as the individual member from getting loans they will not have the ability to pay back.


Capitalization:

  • Most importantly, we are well capitalized with strong assets, in spite of economic difficulties, because of our commitment to our membership and community. Please review our recent Statement of Financial Condition, which is available at any of our four branch locations or via www.NCUA.gov , or contact us to receive a copy.

 

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