CUNA Recognizes International Credit Union Day

October 15, 2015


CONTACT: Vicki Christner – CUNA Communications; (202) 508-6754;

Washington, DC (October 15, 2015) – CUNA president/CEO Jim Nussle released the following statement on International Credit Union Day: 

“CUNA is proud to celebrate International Credit Union Day and mark the accomplishments of credit unions around the globe. It’s important to honor the history of the credit union movement and highlight the good work of our cooperative, not-for-profit financial institutions. The movement has grown to over 217 million members worldwide – and we’re continuing to seek ways to create credit union awareness. That’s why I’ve been in Cuba this week as part of the first fully credit union focused group on the ground in Havana since the U.S. government changed their policies in December of last year. I’m honored to have been given the opportunity to discuss the credit union movement and cooperative finance, and am reminded of the important work we’re doing back home. Here in the United States we have over 104 million memberships and are continuing to grow. I’m proud of what we’ve accomplished and I’m excited for what the future holds as we work to achieve our vision of being American’s best financial partner.”