International Credit Union Day Thursday the 15th of October

On Thursday 15th October, Tipperary Credit Union will join more than 85,000 credit unions globally in celebrating International Credit Union Day ®. This year’s theme is ‘Inspiring Hope For a Global Community’ and it reflects how credit unions around the globe have continued to provide a high level of service to their members and demonstrated a generosity to their local communities during the COVID-19 crisis.

ICU Day 2020 ® is a celebration of the impact credit unions have made and continue to make for their members. It is also a chance to be thankful for the lives and communities that have been improved by our movement. Credit unions in Ireland have been a cornerstone of their local communities and are more important and relevant than ever

For more than six decades, credit unions have adapted and changed in line with the needs of their communities, but they have always stayed true to their not-for-profit, people-first ethos. Despite challenges and uncertainties especially during the last few months, they continue to provide ethical and affordable loans, as well as much-needed financial education and guidance for the people in their communities.

All credit unions across the globe share a common goal; to offer access to affordable financial services to their members in order to assist them achieve their life goals. Credit unions strive to provide their members with the tools and opportunities to be financially self-sufficient. This is the credit union difference that makes a real impact in our community and in the world. It is a difference lacking from other financial institutions, and that helps to make dreams, goals, and hopes become a reality for many.

Tipperary Credit Union is proud to be a part of this movement and has been honoured to serve the people of the Tipperary and Limerick area for over 50 years. Our 27,800 members have benefitted from €18.8 million in loans in the past year, for every reason imaginable, such as car loans, home improvement loans, and mortgages. In past years, we have innovated to serve our members better, now offering services such as Current Account and globally accepted Mastercard Debit Card.

Dear members as we have been unable to have our International Credit Union day events this year including our table quiz we have decided to donate the cost of running these events to local charities and causes – keep an eye on our social media pages for more details.

This International Credit Union Day®, we hope everyone will join us in celebrating the credit union difference and the wonderful opportunities credit unions offer members of the Tipperary and Limerick community every day.