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International Credit Union Day theme announced

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24 Aug 18

This year’s International Credit Union (ICU) Day, which takes place on 18 October 2018, will be themed “Find your Platinum Lining.”

This year’s celebration is particularly special as the credit union movement’s annual day reaches its 70th anniversary. The day is celebrated worldwide to reflect on the history of the credit union sector, promote its achievements from past years and present and to recognise the hard work in which members of staff and volunteers have dedicated.

Brian Branch, President and Chief Executive of the World Council of Credit Unions (WOCCU), said: “This year we are celebrating 70 years of ICU Day and we celebrate that our global movement historically goes back much further, enriching the lives of many over the years.

“ICU Day is the opportunity to engage credit union members, share their experiences and celebrate with the growing global credit union community.”

The Credit Union National Association (CUNA), said: “The credit union movement is steeped in a rich history of collaboration across divides. For nearly two centuries, financial co-operatives have encouraged people of every race, gender and belief to come together and give their all towards the betterment of their communities.

“It’s about people helping people. That’s why credit unions always offer a platinum lining.

“This year, we’re celebrating International Credit Union Day’s platinum anniversary, a chance to look back after 70 years and be thankful for the lives and communities that have been improved by the unique principles and actions of our movement.”

WOCCU have provided promotional resources for credit unions wishing to mark the day on their website here.

Be a part of this year's celebration by using the hashtag #PlatinumLiningFound on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook and Instagram to share how your credit union has made a difference.

                                                                                                                                                       

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