Consumer Reports Online is published by Consumers Union, an independent, nonprofit testing and information organization. Since 1936, CU’s mission has been to test products, inform the public and protect consumers. We are a comprehensive source for unbiased advice about products and services, personal finance, health and nutrition, and other consumer concerns. Our income is derived solely from the sale of Consumer Reports (in print and online) and other services, and from nonrestrictive, noncommercial contributions, grants, and fees. Consumers Union is governed by a board of 18 directors, who are elected by CU members and meet three times a year. CU’s President, James Guest, oversees a staff of more than 450.
CUNA (Credit Union National Association), based in Washington, D.C., and Madison, Wisconsin, is the premier national trade association serving America’s credit unions. The not-for-profit trade group is governed by volunteer directors who are elected by their credit union peers.
USAGov, formerly known as the Federal Citizen Information Center, publishes the Consumer Information Catalog, the Consumer Action Handbook, operates the USAGov Contact Center, and a family of websites to provide free, timely, and useful government information to the public. In February 2000 the Consumer Information Center was united with the Federal Information Center to give birth to the Federal Citizen Information Center. Don’t even ask how long we labored over this big red, white, and blue bundle of joy!
The National Credit Union Administration, governed by a three-member board appointed by the President and confirmed by the U.S. Senate, is the independent federal agency that charters and supervises federal credit unions. NCUA, with the backing of the full faith and credit of the U.S. government, operates the National Credit Union Share Insurance Fund (NCUSIF), insuring the savings of 80 million account holders in all federal credit unions and many state-chartered credit unions.
Homestore, Inc. is a leading supplier of media and technology solutions that promote and connect Real Estate Professionals to consumers before, during and after a move.
At the heart of the company is the Homestore® Network, the largest and most comprehensive family of Web sites devoted exclusively to home and real estate-related content. Homestore operates REALTOR.com®, the official site of the National Association of REALTORs®; HomeBuilder.comTM, the official new homes site of the National Association of Home Builders; Homestore.com® Apartments & Rentals, an apartments, senior housing, corporate housing and self-storage resource; and Homestore.com®, a home-related information destination with a mortgage financing emphasis.
Cornerstone, formerly known as the Texas Credit Union League, is the official state trade association serving credit unions in Texas. Cornerstone provides credit unions with valuable resources, products, services and programs to meet present and future challenges.