‘Building Financial Health for a Brighter Tomorrow’ is This Year’s International Credit Union Day Theme
Credit unions will celebrate ICU Day 2021 on Thursday, October 21
May 03, 2021
MADISON, Wis.—On October 21, 2021, credit unions worldwide will celebrate International Credit Union Day (ICU Day). This annual event raises global awareness for the credit union movement through outreach, volunteering, fundraising and other ICU Day-themed activities. Credit unions bring financial inclusion and a promising future to people all over the world. Since the first celebration in 1948, ICU Day is a chance to spotlight and celebrate these achievements.
“This year’s theme for ICU Day is ‘Building financial health for a brighter tomorrow,” said Ariel Bilskey, Director of Blended Learning at CUNA. “Financial well-being for all is a shared commitment among America’s credit unions, leagues, and CUNA.”
Since its inception in 1971, World Council has worked to expand financial inclusion worldwide through the global credit union community, sharing in the belief that all people should have access to affordable, reliable and sustainable financial services.
“The COVID-19 pandemic continues to challenge the financial well-being of credit union members around the globe. That is why we see ‘building financial health for a brighter tomorrow’ as much more than a theme—it is the fulfillment of our global credit union mission,” said Brian Branch, World Council President and CEO.
Participating credit unions can showcase how they are working to improve the financial well-being of their members. You are encouraged to share your memorable ICU Day plans and highlights with credit unions worldwide on social media using #ICUDay.
The ICU Day 2021 logo, along with posters promoting the event, will be released this summer.
This year’s International Credit Union Day is proudly sponsored by Harland Clarke.
Learn more at www.woccu.org/icuday.
Credit Union National Association (CUNA) is the only national association that advocates on behalf of all of America's credit unions, which are owned by 115 million consumer members. CUNA, along with its network of affiliated state credit union leagues, delivers unwavering advocacy, continuous professional growth and operational confidence to protect the best interests of all credit unions. For more information about CUNA, visit cuna.org. To find your nearest credit union, visit YourMoneyFurther.com.
World Council of Credit Unions is the global trade association and development platform for credit unions. World Council promotes the sustainable development of credit unions and other financial cooperatives around the world to empower people through access to high quality and affordable financial services. World Council advocates on behalf of the global credit union system before international organizations and works with national governments to improve legislation and regulation. Its technical assistance programs introduce new tools and technologies to strengthen credit unions' financial performance and increase their outreach.
World Council has implemented 300+ technical assistance programs in 90 countries. Worldwide, 86,055 credit unions in 118 countries serve 291 million people. Learn more about World Council's impact around the world at www.woccu.org.