The Global Credit Union Podcast – Episode 30: 75 years of International Credit Union Day

MADISON, WI (October 19, 2023) — This month on Episode 30 of the Global Credit Union Podcast, we are taking time to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of International Credit Union Day, which takes place on Thursday, October 19, 2023.

Each year, since 1948, our global movement has taken time out on the third Thursday of October to celebrate the spirit of people helping people. ICU Day, as its commonly known, is recognized to reflect upon the credit union movement’s history, promote its achievements, recognize hard work and share member experiences.

The ultimate goal is to raise awareness about the tremendous work that credit unions and other financial cooperatives are doing around the world and give members the opportunity to get more engaged.

But how did we get to the point of being able to celebrate the 75th anniversary? We take a look back at the origins of not just International Credit Union Day, but the entire credit union movement. We’ll also hear what this annual celebration means to so many credit union professionals around the globe. Please enjoy this special edition of The Global Credit Union Podcast!

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