By William J. Mellin, President/CEO
As International Credit Union Week comes to a close, we are reminded that credit unions remain a critical element of the modern financial system.
This year’s International Credit Union Day theme, “building financial health for a brighter tomorrow,” is especially poignant as credit unions continue to be locally focused institutions within a global foundation, uniquely positioned to help consumers navigate the challenges of the global pandemic.
The ultimate goal of this week’s celebration is to raise awareness about the tremendous work credit unions and other financial cooperatives are doing around the world to give members opportunity and financial hope. CUNA Mutual Group helps us meet that goal by continuing to be a key partner of the New York credit union movement, providing direct support to the Association and the credit union system. They sponsor many of the Association’s events, including EXCEL, our Annual Meeting & Convention, regularly provide valuable resources for credit unions and always answer the call for credit unions in times of disasters.
CUNA Mutual Group also has been there with us throughout the pandemic, always at the ready to provide a range of resources and support, and always ensuring the Association, the state’s credit unions and the greater credit union community have the resources to succeed.
With CUNA Mutual Group’s partnership, we’ve been able to support credit unions during the pandemic, as they pivot to new and creative ways of conducting business while remaining ready and able to serve the state’s consumers without skipping a beat.
With their continuous support of the Association and the New York credit union movement, credit unions have been able to expand their services throughout New York to those who need it most. But it is CUNA Mutual Group’s commitment to the credit union system overall that ensures that the global reach of credit unions remains viable in good times and bad.
Thank you, CUNA Mutual Group for the outstanding partner you continue to be for the credit union movement. The New York credit union community and global credit union movement is stronger and more vibrant industry with you as our partner.
And as we put a spotlight this week on the good that credit unions do, we say wholeheartedly that we are proud to help consumers build their financial health for a brighter tomorrow with CUNA Mutual Group at our side.