Did you know that Credit Unions get their own day of celebrations? Being celebrated on October 19, International Credit Union Day is an annual event that commemorates the philosophy and achievements of the credit union movement.

Today, we’re excited to highlight our support of more than 56,000 credit unions around the world as the exclusive sponsor of International Credit Union Day in collaboration with the Credit Union National Association (CUNA). We choose to sponsor this special event because it reinforces Harland Clarke’s ongoing commitment to helping credit unions deliver the most value and best experience to their members, while competing effectively in the markets they serve. In short, we love our credit union customers!

Below are some fun facts about International Credit Union Day:

  • Recognized since 1948
  • Celebration is marked by a day of festivities where credit unions worldwide show their support by taking the time to tell their members and local communities what it means to be part of a credit union
  • CUNA reports over 108 million Americans bank with credit unions with many more across the globe
  • Credit union membership grew 4% in 2016

What we love most of all about this year’s celebration is the theme: “Dreams Thrive Here,” a testament to how credit unions help people achieve their biggest goals in life. Want to know more? Visit www.cuna.org/icuday and take two minutes to watch the special message below.