15 Oct International Credit Union Day 15th October
Each year, since 1948 International Credit Union (ICU) Day® has been celebrated on the third Thursday of October. This day is celebrated by reflecting upon the credit union movement’s history and to promote its achievements under the banner of ‘People help people’. It is a day to honour those who have dedicated their lives to the movement; to show recognition of all the hard work of those working in the credit union industry, and to show members our appreciation.
The ultimate goal is to raise awareness about the great work that credit unions are doing around the world and give members the opportunity to get more involved. Credit unions and associations throughout the world celebrate the day with fundraisers, open houses, contests, picnics and parades.
Just a few snapshots of what credit unions have been doing today:
MeathStreet C U Celebrating International Credit Union Day today!Refreshments,Face painting2.30to4.30. #creditunions pic.twitter.com/kM4vtw9vyc
— meathstcreditunion (@meathstcreditun) October 15, 2015
Great day in #Paisley celebrating #ICUDay @AlisonJDowling @markmacmillan12 http://t.co/8ts40MxxC6 pic.twitter.com/w6xcsEYvi3
— RWCU (@RWCREDITUNION) October 14, 2015
We're getting ready for #ICUday tomorrow, check out our great display that has just gone up in our Blantyre office. pic.twitter.com/0oXP2jCkaT
— BSL Credit Union (@BSLCreditUnion) October 14, 2015
What is Engage is doing to help credit union?
Engage has been joining in with the celebrations, highlighting the fantastic work credit unions do for their respective communities through a mixture of social media, direct mail and website activities. Going forward, Engage wants to support the credit union movement and its members in every way possible by offering state of the art banking and payments software, coupled with a contactless Visa debit card. We can give credit unions the ability and the opportunity to compete with the banks, whilst fighting off the payday loan companies, by enabling easy loan payments and saving deposits.