International Credit Union Day - Join Hi-Scot Credit Union
15th October 2020
International Credit Union (ICU) Day celebrates the spirit of the global credit union movement. The day is recognized to reflect upon the credit union movement's history, promote its achievements, recognize hard work and share member experiences. International Credit Union (ICU) Day has been celebrated on the third Thursday of October since 1948.
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. The day of festivities for credit unions and financial cooperatives globally includes fundraisers, open houses, contests, picnics, volunteering and parades.
On October 15, 2020, join your global credit union family as we celebrate the 72nd anniversary of ICU Day!
This year's theme is "Inspiring hope for a global community."
International Credit Union Day is brought to you by World Council and Credit Union National Association (CUNA). This year's event is proudly supported by Harland Clarke.
Anyone in Highland and Islands can join the local credit union Hi-Scot
Hi-Scot has online and telephone banking available.
Addressing credit union professionals at the ABCUL Conference last month, John Glen MP, Economic Secretary to the Treasury, highlighted the positive impact the sector have in communities across the country. The Minister thanked credit unions in his speech for "delivering services that your members, communities, and the country need...
As the world begins to hesitantly open up, it's no surprise that the past two years have taught us the value of shopping local. But have you ever thought about banking local? "A credit union is rooted in the community, especially as it is owned by its members and not external shareholders," said David Mackay, General Manager of HI-Scot Credit Union.
The Banking Protocol is a rapid response scheme that will enable credit union staff to alert police when they suspect a customer is being scammed. Police will attend the branch within the timeframe of an emergency response, enabling them to provide an effective customer intervention, secure evidence to enable them to investigate the potential scam and sometimes catch fraudsters in the act.
The history of credit unions in USA has been one of growth over many years. The public in many states seem to have moved in greater numbers and saved even more with their local credit union.
World Council of Credit Unions is excited to launch a new monthly podcast that will provide the international credit union community with an in-depth look at some of the interesting and important stories it has to tell, particularly in the areas of international advocacy, international projects, education and networking, and digital transformation. The Global Credit Union Podcast will also be telling stories about the work credit unions across the world are doing on behalf of their members.
The latest quarterly report by the Bank of England shows UK Credit Unions continue to increase in strength. The report published on 30 April 2021 showed - Adult membership of credit unions increased in 2020 Q4 after decreasing in 2020 Q3.
This new project aims to share research and resources with credit unions in the UK and Ireland. Filene Research Institute announced an exclusive partnership with the Dublin, Ireland-based CMutual to expand research and resources available to credit unions in the United Kingdom and Ireland.
A new £15 million fund has been announced to support affordable lending services. It will support Credit Unions and Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) which offer financial help to those who have poor credit and are often turned away from high street banks.
If your business would like to support employees in building a regular saving habit, call HI-Scot Credit Union..
2020 has not been the easiest of years and, for many people, saving has been the last thing on their minds - but there's never been a more prudent time to think about putting money aside for a rainy day. Or a global pandemic.