Latest Laois Event: International Credit Union Day® 2021 to be celebrated in Portlaoise
International Credit Union Day® 2021 to be celebrated in Portlaoise Branch of People First Credit Union
On the 21st h October 2021 People First Credit Union will be joining credit union 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 marks the 73rd anniversary of this international event.
The COVID-19 pandemic continues to challenge the financial well-being of credit union members around the globe. The theme for this year’s celebration, ‘Building financial health for a brighter tomorrow’ captures the essence of credit unions who are working with their members to help them overcome these COVID challenges and to plan for the future. In good times and bad, credit unions such as People First Credit Union, are there for their members to assist them to build and maintain a brighter financial future for themselves and their families.
In Ireland, credit unions are more important and relevant today than they ever were. Credit unions across the island have continued to stay open and have continued to provide the excellent member experience with which credit unions have become synonymous, despite the barriers posed by the COVIV-19 pandemic and the subsequent lockdowns, north and south of the border.
Credit unions are not-for-profit financial cooperatives owned by, and operated for, the benefit of members they serve. Strong credit unions make strong communities. Credit unions genuinely care about their members, and put them at the heart of everything they do.
To mark the occasion, People First Credit Union are inviting members to a Coffee Morning on Thursday 21st October, from Noon – 1.30pm, held at the Portlaoise Branch.
We are also holding an information clinic for members that want to sign up or find out more details of our new MYCU Current Account and Debit Card which was recently launched. Looking forward to meeting members then!
People First Credit Union is proud of the part we play in sustaining our local communities. Our goal is to remain a cornerstone by continuing to go above and beyond for our members, offering affordable financial services for our members. We believe that People First makes a real, positive impact on the lives of people in the Portlaoise, Abbeyleix, Stradbally and Athy areas. We look forward to celebrating with our members, and indeed the whole community, on ICU Day®.”
ICU Day® 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.