Credit union leaders from around the world are celebrating International Credit Union Day with messages that focus on "The Authentic Difference" of the not-for-profit, cooperatively structured financial institutions.
"'The Authentic Difference' is the theme for this year's International Credit Union Day–a look at what sets credit unions apart from other financial institutions; a set of core principles and values that focus on making a positive difference in our members’ lives," said CUNA President/CEO Jim Nussle in his video below.
"The Short Answer" feature in The Wall Street Journal used industry numbers from CUNA to illustrate credit unions' stance in the marketplace and gave a nod to International Credit Union Day.
Governors across the United States made proclamations honoring International Credit Union Day. In Guam, acting Gov. Ray Tenorio said credit unions' not-for-profit mentality helps enrich the island.
The National Credit Union Foundation is offering a free eBook anthology, "Keeping Purpose Constant," that focuses on credit union philosophy and values.
On Tuesday, credit unions in more than a dozen states took part in #CULunchLocal, where credit unions support local restaurants through "cash mobs." Some credit unions provided lunches to their staff or picked up the tab for customers.
Watch CUNA News for more coverage of International Credit Union Day, and check out the latest podcast–this one featuring Brian Branch, president/CEO of World Council of Credit Unions.