Why We Speak Up

Since credit unions are not-for-profit financial cooperatives, the profits go back to members. That is how we are able to meet the financial needs of our members through lower rates on loans, higher earnings on deposits and more free services. We know that the services we provide are worth fighting for. Our members are always our top priority, so when policies or legislation threaten credit unions, we speak up.

Make your voice heard

How to Make Your Voice Heard

Make Your Voice Heard to Support Credit Unions

Credit unions are all about people helping people. As a member of Suncoast Credit Union, you are a partial owner of the organization. You have power.

Together, we can use our power to help curtail excessive regulations from hurting members like you. Excessive regulations on credit union impact members by:

  • Costing members an average of $71 per year by taking up credit union resources
  • Leading to higher costs and longer wait times for mortgages and loans
  • Making it harder for credit unions to provide the services and products members need

If you agree that it’s time for Congress to overhaul Washington’s excessive regulation of credit unions, please make your voice heard now. Tell Congress we need common-sense regulations that allow local institutions like Suncoast Credit Union to decide what’s best for its members and communities, as we always have.

Let your U.S. senators and representatives know today that you want them to make fixing costly regulations on credit unions a top priority.

Learn more about these issues by visiting the campaign for Common-Sense Regulation.

Past Action We've Taken

When credit union members from across the country come together, it can be very powerful. Previous action we have taken to speak out on behalf of credit unions include:

Speaking Out Against Regulatory Burdens

Since 2010, credit unions have been forced to spend $1.7 billion on unnecessary new regulations. On average, these regulatory burdens cost you $71 per year. That's why we joined credit union members from across the country to ask our U.S. Senators and Representatives to protect credit unions from these regulations.

Protecting the Middle Class during the 2016 Presidential Primaries

This effort was about reaching out to all of the presidential candidates and making sure that the economic issues middle class credit union members care about most were covered during debates.

Stopping the Data Breaches

In 2013, credit unions banded together to fight against being stuck with costs of data breaches to help consumers and members protect their finances. Data breaches can have expensive consequences, so this campaign aimed to help protect credit unions from covering the costs from data breaches that they were not responsible for. 900 Suncoast members contacted Capitol Hill to help this cause.

Don't Tax My Credit Union

Credit unions reached out to Congress during this effort to ask them not to raise taxes for 96 million credit union members across the country and to preserve financial choice for American consumers. A total of 4,100 Suncoast members reached out to Capitol Hill to make their voice heard.