The move will save New York credit unions nearly $800,000 as they grapple with the COVID-19 economic downturn

ALBANY, NY – The New York Credit Union Association is making drastic changes to the formula the organization uses to calculate member dues in 2021. The move will result in savings for the vast majority of New York credit unions, with an aggregate savings of nearly $800,000 for NYCUA members.

The change was announced as an increasing number of credit unions expressed concerns about the continued economic downturn resulting from the coronavirus pandemic.

“As challenging as 2020 has been, we're fully aware that for many credit unions, 2021 is where the uncertainty begins,” said NYCUA President/CEO William J. Mellin. “With the economy — and by extension the credit union movement — facing so much instability in the year ahead, the Association’s leadership and board of directors knew it was critical that we do everything in our power to keep the New York credit union movement united. This change in our dues formula means New York credit unions will save nearly $800,000 next year while still having access to our unmatched advocacy, compliance support, professional development opportunities, and all of our other offerings.”

About the New York Credit Union Association:
For more than 100 years, the New York Credit Union Association has served as the trade association for the state’s credit unions, which collectively hold $90 billion in assets and serve more than 6 million members. NYCUA advances the credit union movement by advocating, educating, uniting and supporting the interests of all New York credit unions. To learn more about NYCUA, visit To find a credit union or learn more about the credit union movement, visit

R.J. Tamburri, Communications Director
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