Published on October 10, 2018
It's time to celebrate International Credit Union Day
Each fall, on the third Thursday of October, credit unions around the world celebrate International Credit Union Day. For our team members and members, it’s a chance to celebrate the history of the credit union movement and its commitment to people, not profits. For those who have yet to experience the credit union difference, it provides an opportunity to explain the benefits of belonging to a cooperative financial institution.
The credit union movement began in England in the 1840’s when a group of workers grew frustrated by bankers who denied them loans. Workers from the community decided to pool their incomes together to help others in need of a loan. Since then, the demand for equitable financial institutions has continued to grow. Today, credit unions serve over 235 million members in 109 countries, across six continents. At Community Choice Credit Union, we continue to offer more than just loans. We’ve built our portfolio of products and services to provide you with the ultimate convenience and access, and financial solutions for every stage of your life. In the spirit of a cooperative organization, we also listen to our members’ feedback which recently lead to the expansion of hours across most of our member center locations. Now, you can stop by after work on a Thursday, or while you run errands on Saturday morning.
This is a milestone year, it’s the 70th anniversary of International Credit Union Day. The theme of the day, “Find your platinum lining in credit unions,” is a play on the original saying “every cloud has a silver lining”, since platinum is a traditional gift when celebrating a 70th anniversary. As your Credit Union, we want to make sure we’re here to help you find the silver, or platinum, lining regardless of how much time we’ve spent together, the season, or the weather.
Each day, our 300+ team members take pride in living the credit union philosophy of “people helping people”. We appreciate the opportunity to help you and realize that you have a choice when deciding where to do your banking. Thank you for choosing Community Choice Credit Union. As a way to thank you for your membership, please stop by one of our 20 member centers on Thursday, October 18, and celebrate with us.