Since 1948, International Credit Union Day has been celebrated on the third Thursday of October. Why, you might ask…
Credit Unions are fundamentally different, both in philosophy and structure, from other financial institutions. “In addition to community commitment and positive economic and social change, we put people before profit to provide all members with affordable financial services. This is the authentic difference that makes a real impact in our world.” — Brian Branch, World Council president and CEO
ICU Day celebrates this difference, as well as the credit union movement’s history and its achievements. It is a day to honor those who have dedicated their lives to the movement, recognize the hard work of those working in the credit union industry and show appreciation to members.
Credit unions are member-owned financial cooperatives whose guiding philosophy is “people helping people.” Joining a credit union isn’t just a smart financial decision, it’s an act of defiance…defiance against high fees, against unresponsive big corporations who put profit above all else, and against having no voice in how your money is handled.
Taleris is proud to be a part of the Credit Union Movement, and proud of its members (that’s you) for joining that movement.
On October 20th (the third Thursday in October this year), we’ll have snacks and refreshments in our lobbies. It’s a small way for us to say thank you for being a Taleris member. We appreciate it. Stop by if you can, say hello…be appreciated.