The Consumer Financial Protection Board (CFPB) recently announced that Omahan and Centris Vice President of Alternative Financial Services, Laura Castro de Cortes has been invited to serve as an inaugural member of the CFPB’s Consumer Advisory Board.

Ms. Castro de Cortes joins the federal board of 25 consumer and financial experts charged with advising the CFPB on industry and consumer insights across a range of issues and emerging market trends. Ms. Castro de Cortes is the only federal credit union representative named to the advisory board.

The newly appointed board members include experts in consumer protection, financial services, community development, fair lending, civil rights, and consumer financial products or services. They also represent depository institutions that primarily serve underserved communities, and they represent communities that have been significantly impacted by higher-priced mortgage loans.

Centris Federal Credit Union, founded 77 years ago, is one of Nebraska’s largest community chartered credit unions with more than 73,000 members. Centris serves Douglas, Sarpy, Lincoln and Pottawattamie counties and has 12 offices located in Omaha, Grand Island and North Platte, Nebraska and Council Bluffs, Iowa.

Centris works to be a trusted life-long financial partner with members and to assist them in achieving their financial needs and goals.

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