International Credit Union Day

On October 20, 2011, credit union members around the world will celebrate International Credit Union Day, an event to commemorate the credit union movement’s impact and achievements.  Credit unions provide an effective and viable alternative to for-profit financial institutions for more than 184 million members in 97 countries worldwide. We exist to serve our members, and provide a safe place to save money and access affordable loans.  Established in 1939, our own HUECU today services over 30,000 members and has assets in excess of $374,000,000.

Since 1948, International Credit Union Day has been celebrated annually on the third Thursday of October. Each year, the international event affords the opportunity to remember credit unions’ proud history and promote awareness of and support for the credit union difference. This year’s theme, “Credit Unions Build a Better World,” celebrates the important economic and social contributions credit unions make to their communities worldwide. It also aligns cooperatively owned and controlled credit unions with the greater cooperative business sector and the United Nations, which will launch the International Year of Cooperatives 2012 later this year.

Happy International Credit Union Day!