Nickels and Inclusiv Partner to Help Credit Union Members Reduce High-Cost Third-Party Credit Card Debt

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Inclusiv, the national network of Community Development Credit Unions (CDCUs) is partnering with Nickels to help credit unions better serve their members by reducing interest and fees on credit card debt. Americans are paying more than $110 billion to the largest credit card issuers in interest and fees on credit card debt alone.

With the partnership Inclusiv members will get discounted access to Nickels’ Checking Account Analysis and Credit Card Coach products, which can be used by credit unions to analyze their member’s checking account data to identify which members are paying the major card providers and then analyze the payment patterns from each member to each card provider to infer who is revolving on third-party credit card debt. Using this analysis, Nickels then creates tailored marketing playbooks for credit unions to help members refinance their debt into lower interest loans, ultimately growing the credit union’s most profitable loan portfolio while saving members money in avoided interest and fees. 

“Credit cards are, dollar for dollar, one of the costliest debt categories in the country, and the high cost of this debt decreases the financial opportunities for credit union members. Nickels’ mission is to empower credit unions to take control of their members’ credit card debt. Joining forces with Inclusiv will help us to tackle this problem for even more Americans and help people improve their financial health.” 

Joseph Gracia, CEO of Nickels.

Nickels has helped more than ten credit unions and banks refinance millions of dollars in members’ third-party card debt. Recently, one Inclusiv credit union successfully targeted just over a quarter of its members and refinanced over $4m in personal loans in 30 days.  

“Our partnership with Nickels is another way Inclusiv is creating opportunities for our member CDCUs to better serve their community members, especially those who are being crushed by the weight of high fees and interest from revolving third-party credit card debt. Through Nickels’ innovative Checking Account Analysis product, our member credit unions can expand access to safe and affordable financial products in a highly targeted and efficient way.”

Peter Rubenstein, VP of Technology, Innovation and Analytics at Inclusiv

To learn more about this partnership and how Inclusiv members can access their discount, email