International Credit Union Day 2019

Gulf Winds: Local Service. Global Reach. 

Gulf Winds joins credit unions from around the world in recognition of International Credit Union (ICU) Day® on October 17, 2019.

There are 200+ million credit union members around the world — more than 100 million in the U.S. alone — and Gulf Winds joins them in celebration of the not-for-profit cooperative spirit that all credit unions share.

This cooperative spirit has led to life-changing opportunities for people all over the world who’ve wanted to start a small business, own a home, or continue their education but were denied access to other financial institutions. In many parts of the world, people’s first taste of democracy is through their credit union, where “one member, one vote” is the governing structure.

At its most basic level, a credit union is people pooling their money to provide each other with affordable loans — it is literally people helping people. This is why Gulf Winds celebrates ICU Day because credit unions empower people, wherever they are in the world or life, to take control of their financial future.

The public is welcome to stop by any Gulf Winds branch on October 17 to enjoy a sweet treat to celebrate a movement that concerns itself with the financial success of all people.