Credit Unions 'Unite for Good' for International Credit Union Day in 2013

05/30/2013
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Unite for Good for International Credit Union Day

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

MADISON, Wis. (05/30/2013) — Credit Union National Association (CUNA) has announced that the U.S. theme for International Credit Union (ICU) Day® in 2013 is “Credit Unions Unite for Good,” which conveys the movement’s shared vision of Americans choosing credit unions as their best financial partner.

This announcement is made in concert with World Council of Credit Unions’ (World Council’s) announcement of the 2013 international theme, “Credit Unions Unite for Good: A Better Way,” emphasizing the benefits of cooperation among credit unions worldwide. As ICU Day is held annually on the third Thursday of October, both themes will be celebrated this year on Oct. 17, 2013.

“CUNA is committed to supporting and spreading World Council’s international vision and we’re confident that America’s credit unions will share our enthusiasm,” commented Paul Gentile, EVP Strategic Communications & Engagement, Credit Union National Association. “We will be placing a dedicated emphasis on the ‘Unite for Good’ portion of the theme, which resonates particularly well with U.S. credit unions.”

"Cooperation within the financial cooperative industry has always been considered a principle,” said Brian Branch, World Council president and CEO, “but today there is a market-driven business rationale for finding cooperative solutions to consumer demand. It is fitting that we celebrate this year’s International Credit Union Day with this recognition — that credit unions uniting for the good of our consumers truly is a better way of doing business.”

This year’s message speaks to the powerful global network of credit unions, which no other financial institution can claim, and the advantages that result from sharing challenges, experiences and solutions with one another to better serve members.

“We envision this collaboration as serving to emphasize the movement’s widespread mission and strengthen the position of America’s credit unions as the best financial partners available,” added Gentile.

For the official ICU Day graphics, promotional materials and additional celebration tools for U.S. credit unions, visit cuna.org/icuday. For more information about World Council and the worldwide celebration of International Credit Union Day, visit woccu.org/icuday.

For questions about ICU Day, contact Joanne Sepich at icuday@cuna.coop, jsepich@cuna.coop, or (800) 356-9655, ext. 4867.

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With its network of affiliated state credit union leagues, Credit Union National Association (CUNA) serves America's 6,900 state and federally chartered credit unions, which are owned by more than 96 million consumer members. Credit unions are not-for-profit cooperatives providing affordable financial services to people from all walks of life. For more information about CUNA, visit www.cuna.org or follow @CUNA on Twitter. For more information about credit unions, visit www.aSmarterChoice.org and follow @asmarterchoice on Twitter.

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