DEFINITION of 'Credit Union National Association - CUNA'

This is the premier national trade association representing credit unions across the United States. It works closely with state credit union trade associations in providing information on legislation, compliance and other issues affecting the business and operation of credit unions.

BREAKING DOWN 'Credit Union National Association - CUNA'

Like many trade associations, CUNA also has a large presence in Washington, DC and engages in lobbying efforts for its members. As well, CUNA supplies consumer information and industry training via its website.

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