International Credit Union Day

International Credit Union Day

St. Anthony’s & Claddagh Credit Union celebrates International Credit Union Day®


On the 15th October, 2020 we will be joining members around the world to celebrate International Credit Union Day®, an annual event to commemorate the credit union movement’s impact and achievements.


This year’s theme is ‘Inspiring Hope For a Global Community’ and St. Anthony’s & Claddagh Credit Union is joining credit unions around the world to celebrate!


This year’s theme 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.


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.

Credit unions in the Rep. of Ireland earned the number one spot for the best customer experience in Ireland for the fifth consecutive year last 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 (delete as applicable)


St. Anthony’s & Claddagh Credit Union is proud to be a part of this movement and has been honoured to serve the people of Galway for the past 57 years.


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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