Local Chapter Celebrates International Credit Union Day

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CREDIT Unions across Kerry and West Limerick joined members around the world to celebrate International Credit Union Day on Thursday, an annual event to commemorate the credit union movement’s impact and achievements.

This year’s theme is ‘Inspiring Hope For a Global Community’ reflecting 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 that has set them apart from other financial institutions.

John Long, Chairperson of Chapter 23,  representing Cara, Killarney, Listowel, Rathmore, Dingle, Clanmaurice and Abbeyfeale Credit Unions said: “Our community is our backbone and we are so proud of the effort and impact we have made and continue to make for our members. Our goal is to offer access to affordable financial services to our members.

“During the COVID-19 pandemic we have gone above and beyond to keep the services we provide for our members open. We believe that all the credit union of Kerry & West Limerick make a real, positive impact on the lives of people in our area. We look forward to celebrating this with our members, and indeed the whole community, on ICU Day.”

There are now 3.6 million credit union members on the island of Ireland with 1 in every 2 people living on the island having a credit union account.

ICU 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.

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