Mitchelstown Credit Union CEO Colin Irwin. (Picture: John Kelly)

On the 15th October, 2020 Mitchelstown Credit Union 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 Mitchelstown 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 Republic 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 in October last year.

The achievement was a world first, with no other organisation across the globe claiming the top spot for five years running

Colin Irwin CEO Mitchelstown Credit Union said: “Our community is our backbone and we are so proud here at Mitchelstown Credit Union of the effort and impact we have and continue to make for our members. Our goal is to offer access to affordable financial services to our members.

“During the Covid-19 pandemic we have gone above and beyond to keep the services we provide for our members open. We believe that Mitchelstown Credit Union makes a real, positive impact on the lives of people in the areas we serve. We look forward to celebrating this with our members, and indeed the whole community, on ICU Day®.”