It’s International Credit Union Day! Today’s the day we celebrate the spirit of the global credit union movement. We also had another reason to celebrate; it was the 70th Anniversary of ICU day. This year, we thought of a great way to celebrate the good that credit unions around the world are doing; by hearing what our members have to say (yes, you). We asked you to send in some stories of how the credit union has helped you. From the responses, we’ve picked a few of our favourites:

“Thanks to the credit union child benefit loan I was able to take me 2 daughters on their first family holiday! I’m also able to save part of my child benefit so will be able to use the savings for another holiday next year. I wouldn’t have been able to do this if it wasn’t for the credit union. Thank you!”

“It’s amazing I was short of money due to a misfortune I ask for a £500 to help me through as I have two children and was given it straight away and plus I am now saving money too fantastic.”

“I joined as I was in urgent need of a new car took out a loan and it has encouraged me to save which I probably wouldn’t have done. I now have money for a rainy day.”

“The credit union is brilliant. It helped me so much financially. Also, the staff was lovely every time I phoned in was always very polite and helpful.”

“Just to say a big thank you to Thamesbank for the support and making my life better than before. Wish you a happy international credit union day.”

Hearing stories like this remind us of why we do what we do. Whether you just joined or have been with us from the beginning, thank you for being a member of Thamesbank Credit Union. Here’s to another 70 years!