Listowel Credit Union Celebrates International Credit Union Day

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LISTOWEL & BALLYBUNION BRANCHES – October 17th from 10am – 3pm
Listowel Credit Union joins more than 89,000 credit unions around the world to celebrate International Credit Union Day (ICU Day) on October 17th. The theme for the 71st ICU Day is ‘Local Service. Global Reach.’ This is reflective of how each individual credit union serves a local community.

In Ireland, credit unions are more important and relevant than ever. There are now 3.6 million credit union members on the island of Ireland, benefitting from €4.9 billion in loans. Credit unions are ethical, not-for-profit lenders that continue to provide effective and viable 
alternatives to financial institutions, which operate for profit. Credit unions genuinely care about their members, and put them at the heart of everything they do.
Celebrations in Irish credit unions on 17th October will revolve around the ‘Local Service Global Reach’ theme.

To mark the occasion, Listowel Credit Union will:
• Host a coffee morning & refreshments*
• Provide information on the Loan Products and Services available
• Offer member giveaways and spot prizes
• Display Artwork from Local Schools participating in the 2019 CU Art Competition*
• Goody bags for younger members* (* Listowel Branch only)

Speaking about International Credit Union Day, Ashley FitzGerald, Marketing Manager, Listowel Credit Union said: “Listowel Credit Union, like all credit unions, shares a common goal to offer access to affordable loans to the local communities we serve. We go over and above on a daily basis in an effort to help members achieve their goals; be they education or travel goals, a wedding or renovating the home for the family. This is the credit union difference that makes a real, positive impact on the lives of people across North Kerry. This International Credit Union Day, we hope everyone will join us in celebrating this credit union difference and celebrating the community ethos or the credit union with our members.”

ICU Day has been celebrated annually since 1948 and is traditionally marked on the third Thursday in October. The awareness day celebrates the spirit of the global credit union 
movement. It is an opportunity to reflect upon the credit union movement’s history, promote its achievements, recognise the hard work and share member experiences.