On Oct. 15, 2020, credit union members around the world will celebrate International Credit Union Day®, an annual event to commemorate the credit union movement’s impact and achievements. This year marks the 72ndanniversary. In honor of this special day, Pioneer Mutual Credit Union have a host of competitions for members old and new.

For the young (or young at heart) a coloring competition. Just email the completed colouring sheet to hello@pioneercu.coopto be entered into a prize draw to won an Super Awesome Grafix activity pack, closing date is the 26thOctober.

This year’s International Credit Union Days theme is Inspiring Hope in a Global Community. To celebrate come join our Pioneer Mutual Credit Union Community and for all members who join from today until the 30th October we will waive our membership fee. Join online today.

This year’s theme is “Inspiring Hope for a Global Community.” Our members have been inspiring Hope across the community by making beautiful rainbows. Let’s fill our feeds with rainbows, share your pictures with us via social media or email and the best entry will win a £50 Asda voucher.

Credit unions are not-for-profit financial cooperatives that provide an effective and viable alternative to for-profit financial institutions for more than 274 million members in 118 countries worldwide. More than 85,000 credit unions exist globally, providing a plethora of financial services for their members, recognized as a force for positive economic and social change. Founded in 1993 Pioneer Mutual Credit Union, formerly East Renfrewshire Credit Union, has continued to grow from strength to strength, establishing ourselves as a vital service to local communities; which has built our reputation for providing quality, accessible, low cost financial services. As we have grown our common bond has grown with us; and now all those who live or work within a G, PA or ML postcodes are eligible for membership. Our common bond grants 1.8 million residents’ access to our financial services and as a result means Pioneer Mutual now have one of the largest common bonds in Scotland.

Since 1948, International Credit Union Day has been celebrated annually on the third Thursday of October. Each year, the international event affords the opportunity to remember credit unions’ proud history and promote awareness of and support for the credit union and financial cooperative difference.

Throughout the COVID-19 crisis, 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 that has set them apart from other financial institutions. We are truly inspiring hope for a global credit union community. ICU Day 2020 is a celebration of the impact credit unions and other financial cooperatives 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.

International Credit Union Day is recognized by the World Council of Credit Unions, the global trade association and development platform for credit unions and other financial cooperatives, as well as numerous national credit union trade associations and federations around the world.