The first credit unions in the nation were formed in New England and so too were the first credit union trade groups. The three state leagues that came together to form the Cooperative Credit Union Association each had a long and proud history of service.
One of the Massachusetts Credit Union League predecessor groups, the Credit Union League of Massachusetts, dates back to 1919 and is the first credit union trade group ever formed in the United States. The Credit Union Association of Rhode Island began serving credit unions in 1934, and the New Hampshire Credit Union League began in 1954. In 2014, the credit unions of these three states voted and approved their merger into the Cooperative Credit Union Association (CCUA). In 2016, Delaware credit unions joined the CCUA fold when the Delaware Credit Union League’s member credit unions unanimously voted to merge with CCUA.