Today, 15th October 2020, is International Credit Union Day and Drogheda Credit Union, and their branches in Drogheda, East Meath, Dunleer and Trim, will be joining members around the world to celebrate and commemorate the credit union movement’s impact and achievements.
This year’s theme is ‘Inspiring Hope For a Global Community’ which 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 that has set them apart from other financial institutions.
We are truly inspiring hope for a global credit union community. It is also a chance to be thankful for the lives and communities that have been improved by the credit union movement.
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 with 1 in every 2 people living on the island having a credit union account.
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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.
Last year Credit Unions in the Republic of Ireland earned the number one spot for the best customer experience in Ireland for the fifth consecutive year. The news was announced at the official CX Awards ceremony on October 8th 2019. The achievement was a world first, with no other organisation across the globe claiming the top spot for five years running.
Geraldine Gilsenan, the chairperson at Drogheda Credit Union said: “Our community is our backbone and we are so proud here at Drogheda Credit Union of the effort and impact we have 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 Drogheda Credit Union makes a real, positive impact on the lives of people in the areas of Drogheda, East Meath, Dunleer and Trim. ”
International Credit Union 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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