latino lingo

All things related to effective Hispanic marketing, Hispanic advertising and Hispanic public relations.

Thursday, September 08, 2011

Credit Unions Can Serve the Real Latino Market

Good article from the Credit Union Times discussing the "real v. perceived" Hispanic market opportunity for credit unions.  The notion that Hispanics in general are a disadvantaged and not profitable segment for financial services institutions continues in the minds of many marketers from financial services institutions like credit unions.  Not so with large national banks or even retailers like Wal-Mart who continue to actively pursue both Hispanic retail and business banking customers.

From an industry perspective, however, the trend is toward serving all facets of the Hispanic market segment as the NCUA recently announced its website is now available in Spanish. While the site seems to be a direct translation rather than a cultural transcreation, it is a start.