More than 5 million Canadians trust their local credit union as their partner for day-to-day banking. Credit unions are focused on strengthening Canada’s economy; keeping money in the pockets of their members; helping communities prosper; putting people before profits; and partnering for public policy solutions. While each credit union is independent and locally controlled by its member-owners, all credit unions share a common bond – a dedication to the people and communities they serve.
More Canadians are choosing to become members of a financial institution that puts them first. Currently, there are over 300 credit unions nationwide serving over 5.5 million members. That's about 1 in 5 Canadians who belong to a credit union.
Credit unions are continually innovating to make banking easier, more affordable and more fair. Click to read just some of the innovations introduced by credit unions that we as Canadians take for granted today.
Credit unions, caisses populaires, and regional Centrals have a shared focus and commitment to making a difference in the lives of their members and to the communities they serve. This includes providing the best products and services available to their members. If you believe in contributing to the quality of life of your community – join your local credit union, caisses populaire, or regional Central.
While a lot of organizations talk about putting their customers first, credit unions have a long and distinguished history of providing an ongoing and meaningful commitment to customer service, along with continued fiscal responsibility. While awards aren’t the only measure of success – they do give us a sense of how we are doing, compared to other Canadian financial institutions.