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Matz: “International Credit Union Day, a Time to Reach Out to Future Members"

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (Oct. 17, 2013) – On the occasion of the 66th International Credit Union Day, National Credit Union Administration Board Chairman Debbie Matz urged credit unions across the country to reach out to the next generation of credit union members.

“International Credit Union Day is an ideal occasion for credit unions to highlight their traditions of stability, personal service and community involvement to attract new and younger consumers,” Matz said. “Credit unions should use this day to evaluate how they are engaging young people, and if they are providing the products, services and conveniences that younger generations have come to expect. With effective outreach to America’s youth, credit unions can ensure the industry’s future viability, and in so doing, meet the financial services needs of the next generation of Americans.”

Begun in 1948, International Credit Union Day is observed globally as a day to reflect upon the credit union movement’s history and to promote its achievements. The ultimate goals are to raise awareness about the work that credit unions are doing around the world and to give members the opportunity to get more involved.

To learn more about International Credit Union Day, visit http://www.woccu.org/events/icuday.



NCUA is the independent federal agency created by the U.S. Congress to regulate, charter and supervise federal credit unions. With the backing of the full faith and credit of the U.S. Government, NCUA operates and manages the National Credit Union Share Insurance Fund, insuring the deposits of more than 97 million account holders in all federal credit unions and the overwhelming majority of state-chartered credit unions. At MyCreditUnion.gov and Pocket Cents, NCUA also educates the public on consumer protection and financial literacy issues..

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