Monday, April 16, 2012

Latino Community Credit Union opens new Charlotte branch

Latino Community Credit Union, a Durham-based bilingual lender, is celebrating its new Charlotte branch April 24 with an opening ceremony and traveling art exhibit.

The event, which marks the grand opening of the credit union's relocated branch in east Charlotte, features guest speaker Mel Watt, the congressman representing North Carolina's 12th district, and a free art exhibit showcasing the work of Latino artists from across the state.

LCCU chief executive Luis Pastor said the new branch will help the credit union better serve its Mecklenburg customers. The full-service location offers auto, consumer and mortgage loans, free financial education workshops and other services.

"Our goal is to help as many families as possible to integrate into the U.S. financial system and build wealth for themselves, their families and their communities," Pastor said.

Time: Ceremony begins at 11 a.m. Evening with the Artists, part of the Artist Studio Project's RaĆ­ces/Roots traveling art show, takes place from 5-7 p.m.
Place: LCCU's new Charlotte branch, 3130 Milton Road.
Details: Event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit