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International Credit Union Day

International Credit Union Day is October 19, 2023, celebrating 75 years


You might be wondering how a credit union is different from a bank. Credit unions are interested in advancing their communities because they are owned by the people they serve daily. That’s why they work so hard to improve their members’ savings; help them invest in their homes, businesses, and education, and secure a stronger financial future. No matter what life brings, credit unions have been there to help strengthen the financial lives of individuals, families, and businesses in their communities.

In 1948, the U.S. Credit Union National Association (CUNA) started a new National Credit Union Day celebration. The World Council of Credit Unions was created in 1971 to help others establish and maintain viable credit union movements in countries across the globe. International Credit Union Day has been observed on the third Thursday of October since 1948 and was created to celebrate Credit Unions and their meaning to the community.

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