SAN ANTONIO (Oct. 3, 2017) — Harland Clarke, a leading provider of intelligent solutions and operational excellence enabling clients to acquire, grow and retain members, announced today its proud support of more than 56,000 credit unions around the world as the exclusive sponsor of International Credit Union Day in collaboration with the Credit Union National Association (CUNA). Being celebrated on October 19, International Credit Union Day is an annual event that commemorates the philosophy and achievements of the credit union movement.
Recognized since 1948, International Credit Union Day is marked by a day of festivities, including charitable fundraisers, volunteer opportunities, open houses, contests, picnics and parades. Credit unions worldwide will show their support for the movement by taking the time to tell their members and local communities what it means to be part of a credit union and what differentiates credit unions from other financial partners. Community outreach and celebrations hosted by the credit unions will carry through this year’s theme, “Dreams Thrive Here,” a testament to how credit unions help people achieve their biggest goals in life.
“Harland Clarke has been delivering products and services to credit unions since the dawn of the movement. Given our relationships with more than 3,500 credit unions around the country, it was a natural fit for us to partner with CUNA to propagate the significance of International Credit Union Day,” said Dan Singleton, President and CEO, Harland Clarke. “We are proud of the role we play in supporting credit unions on a day-to-day basis and are even more honored to help raise awareness of the vital role they play in communities around the world.”
The support provided by industry leaders Harland Clarke and CUNA will grant participating credit unions access to countless resources, including sample communications, design templates, staff talking points, customizable promotional items, social media tool kits, multimedia, apparel and creative ideas for how institutions can make the most of International Credit Union Day across their branches. These tactics and materials will enable credit unions to effectively promote International Credit Union Day, encouraging engagement among existing members, prospects and employees.
“International Credit Union Day expands the visibility and insight into what credit unions deliver to consumers,” said Ariel Bilskey, Director of the International Credit Union Day program at CUNA. “With its rich history and level of commitment to credit unions, Harland Clarke is an exceptional sponsor of this event. We appreciate their support of credit unions and this worldwide celebration.”
Harland Clarke plans to actively participate in some of its own credit union clients’ celebrations throughout the country. Its sponsorship of International Credit Union Day reinforces its ongoing commitment to helping credit unions deliver the most value and best experience to their members, while competing effectively in the markets they serve. For more information about International Credit Union Day, visit www.cuna.org/icuday.
About Harland Clarke
Harland Clarke is a leading provider of quality payment solutions, multi-channel marketing campaigns, and secure data-driven lead generation and critical communications. In addition, Harland Clarke provides promotional products, call centers, and governance, risk and compliance (GRC) solutions. The company delivers operational excellence and intelligent solutions to more than 50 million consumers and 5 million small and medium sized businesses per year through its relationships with 8,500+ of the nation’s leading financial institutions, large retailers, affiliate marketing companies and accounting software providers. Harland Clarke is a wholly owned subsidiary of Harland Clarke Holdings. For more information, visit www.harlandclarke.com or follow Harland Clarke on LinkedIn and on Twitter @HarlandClarke.
Executive Director, Media & Industry Relations