Celebrate International Credit Union Day with us Oct. 17

Friday, October 11th 12:00 AM

On Oct. 17, 2019, credit union members around the world will celebrate International Credit Union Day, an annual event to commemorate the credit union movement’s impact and achievements. This year marks the 71st anniversary.

In honor of this special day, Catholic United Financial Credit Union in St. Cloud invites its members and the entire community to stop by on Oct. 17 for treats, office tours and learn more about all the credit union offers. 

Credit unions are not-for-profit financial cooperatives that provide an effective and viable alternative to for-profit financial institutions for millions of members in 117 countries worldwide.

Did you know...

  • Globally, there are 89,000 credit unions in 117 countries serving more than 260 million members.
  • There are more than 100 million credit union members in the US.
  • Financial cooperation is the core of the credit union difference, which has been celebrated on International Credit Union Day since 1948!

This year’s theme is “Local Service. Global Reach.” It speaks to how each credit union serves a local community—and it is because of that local service in communities across the world that we have a global credit union movement.

What makes this credit union and others unique? 

  • Credit unions like Catholic United Financial Credit Union are democratically controlled and member-owned and member-operated. Each member has equal ownership and one vote regardless of how much money he or she has in savings. 
  • Credit unions are not-for-profit financial cooperatives that provide a safe, convenient place for members to save money and access loans and other financial services at reasonable rates.
  • Credit unions exist to serve their members, not to make a profit. Every member counts, including those of modest means. This “people-first” philosophy impels credit unions and their employees to get involved in their community and support worthwhile causes.
  • This credit union is governed by a volunteer board of directors elected by and from the credit union’s membership. 
  • And there's more. Stop by on Oct. 17th to find out.