Principle #4: Autonomy and Independence

Principle #4: Autonomy and Independence

We are autonomous, a self-help organization controlled by our members. If we enter into agreements with other organizations or raise capital from external sources, it is done so based on terms that ensure democratic control by the members and maintains the credit union’s autonomy.

Learn more about each of the 7 Cooperative Principles:

Principle #1: Voluntary and Open Membership

Principle #2: Democratic Member Control

Principle #3: Members’ Economic Participation

Principle #4: Autonomy and Independence

Principle #5: Education, Training and Information

Principle #6: Cooperation among Cooperatives

Principle #7: Concern for Community

7 Cooperative Principles