Unity One Credit Union

Unity One CU informs: Unity One wins a Diamond!

Tue, Mar 26, 2019 @ 09:57 AM / by Alyssa Guillory posted in Unity One Credit Union, cuna, diamond award

0 Comments

Unity One CU wins a Diamond AwardUnity One Credit Union was recently honored with a Diamond Award, which recognizes outstanding marketing and business development achievements in the credit union industry. 

The award was presented by the CUNA Marketing & Business Development Council, a national network comprised of over 1,300 credit union marketing and business development professionals. Awards are given in each of 36 categories ranging from advertising to community events and beyond. 

Unity One Credit Union won for its entry entitled “Life IQ” in the Financial Education category. This award honors credit unions that provide financial literacy tools and presentations for the betterment of their communities through the use of products, services and educational programs. 

“The hard work displayed by these credit unions always leaves us feeling inspired and passionate about what we do,” said Amy McGraw, Chair of the CUNA Marketing & Business Development Council’s Diamond Awards Committee and VP Marketing, Tropical Financial CU. “Receiving this award further highlights the dedication they have for our movement and their members.” 

Award winners were recognized at the council’s 26th annual conference held March 20-23 in Las Vegas. For more information on the Diamond Awards or to view the entire list of winners, go to http://www.cunacouncils.org/events-recognition/mbd-awards.

Contact Us

About Unity One Credit Union

Established in 1927, Unity One Credit Union is the oldest credit union in Texas. A member-driven and not-for-profit cooperative, Unity One CU served the employees and families of the BNSF Railway for 70 years. However, after transferring its corporate headquarters to Fort Worth in 1998, the credit union expanded its field of membership to include other non-railroad companies, organizations and individuals. 

Today, anyone who lives, works, worships or attends school in Fort Worth, Blue Mound, Saginaw, Haslet, Keller, Colleyville, Bedford, North Richland Hills, Southlake, St. Paul, MN and Kansas City, KS may apply for membership. Unity One CU has nine branches to serve over 30,000 members nationwide. For more information about Unity One Credit Union, visit www.unityone.org. Think outside the bank.™

About CUNA    
Credit Union National Association (CUNA) is the only national association that advocates on behalf of all of America's credit unions, which are owned by 115 million consumer members. CUNA, along with its network of affiliated state credit union leagues, delivers unwavering advocacy, continuous professional growth and operational confidence to protect the best interests of all credit unions. For more information about CUNA, visit cuna.org. To find your nearest credit union, visit YourMoneyFurther.com.      

About CUNA Councils 
CUNA Councils is a member-led, collaborative community of credit union leaders providing vibrant peer interaction, new ideas and innovation to foster professional development for our members while advocating for the overall success of the credit union movement. There are seven CUNA Councils with a network of more than 7,000 credit union professionals. For more information, visit cunacouncils.org.

Read More

Unity One Informs: International Credit Union Day History

Wed, Oct 19, 2016 @ 03:20 PM / by Erayne Hill posted in unity one, cuna, icuday, cu difference

0 Comments

For more than 160 years, credit unions have put people before profit.

In the 1850s, hard times hit Germany, and people turned to each other for help. They removed small savings from under mattresses and started making reasonably priced loans to one another. These early credit unions were the model for all the credit unions that followed: not-for-profit, democratically-controlled and community-oriented. The principles that guided them then, guide credit unions today.2016-ICU-Day-Principles.jpg

In the 1920s, Edward Filene took cooperative finance to the next level in Boston, as a means of lifting working people out of debt and creating a better life. On January 17, 1927, the Credit Union League of Massachusetts celebrated the first official credit union holiday. January 17 is the birthday of Benjamin Franklin, America’s “Apostle of Thrift,” who credit union founders believed to symbolize the purpose and spirit of credit unions.

During this time, the U.S. credit union movement was new and spreading. In response to the Great Depression, new credit unions were being formed to fill the void left by shuttered banks.

The U.S. Credit Union National Association (CUNA) and CUNA Mutual Insurance Society initiated a new national Credit Union Day celebration in 1948. The third Thursday of October was set aside as the national day of observance. This occasion brought members together to promote the credit union philosophy nationally and reflect upon credit union achievements and history. Members raised funds for the movement and paid homage to loyal supporters and pioneers. 

The World Council of Credit Unions, established in 1971, assists credit union movements and supports their development around the world. World Council observed the first International Credit Union (ICU) Day more than 30 years ago, and continues to endorse global celebrations. The credit union movement has grown to more than 217 million members in 101 countries. Celebrate the credit union difference during this year’s ICU Day – October 20, 2016. 

Copyright 2016 Credit Union National Association Inc. Information subject to change without notice. For use with members of a single credit union. All other rights reserved.

Contact Us

 

Read More

Unity One Informs: International Credit Union Day

Wed, Oct 19, 2016 @ 03:15 PM / by Erayne Hill posted in unity one, cuna, credit unions care, icuday

0 Comments

International Credit Union Day Celebrates The Authentic Difference

On October 20, 2016, credit unions around the world will celebrate International Credit Union Day (ICU Day).

Credit unions are not-for-profit financial cooperatives, offering the same services as other financial institutions but with a people-first philosophy. Since 1948, on the third Thursday of every October, credit unions have celebrated the principles that make credit unions the best financial partners of Lo-Res-Logo.jpgpeople all over the world. “The authentic difference,” this year’s ICU Day theme, zeroes in on what makes credit unions different from banks, fintech startups and other financial institutions—our principles.

Credit unions all over the world have operated according to the same core principles since the 1850s, when a group of weary German workers, tired of being exploited by loan sharks, formed the world’s first credit union by banding together to provide affordable credit to each other.

These principles are derived from the 7 cooperative principles, shared by all cooperatives. They are:

  1. Democratic Control

One member = One vote. Whether you have $5 or $5 million, your voice is equal.

  1. Open and Voluntary Membership

Members are connected by a bond of association, fostering a sense of community.

  1. Non-Discrimination

Credit unions are open to all without regard for race, orientation, nationality, sex, religion, gender, or politics.

  1. Service to Members

Credit unions are ranked No. 1 in service in numerous surveys, because they exist to serve members, not profit.

  1. Distribution to Members

Credit unions return all profits to their members through dividends, lower fees, better savings rates, and improved services.

  1. Building Financial Stability

Credit unions are historically stable organizations. They’re owned by the people they serve, so they don’t take unnecessary risks.

  1. Cooperation Among Cooperatives

Credit unions and cooperatives share the same principles. Together, they amplify each other’s good works.

  1. Social Responsibility

Credit unions strive for social justice by committing to strengthening their communities and helping people of modest means.

  1. Ongoing Education

Credit unions prioritize financial education for their members, employees and communities as part of their pursuit of social justice.

This is why we celebrate ICU Day at Unity One Credit Union. We think ideas like people before profit, social responsibility, and financial education improve lives. It’s why cooperative banking is a key component of helping people in developing countries get access to microloans, or a middle-class couple in Fort Worth, Saint Paul or Kansas City can receive an affordable mortgage for their first home.

So when we wish you a Happy ICU Day at Unity One Credit Union, know that we’re thanking you for belonging to a movement that’s helping your neighbors—and people around the world—grow and thrive and follow their dreams.

If you have any questions about the credit union philosophy or how Unity One Credit Union can help you, stop by or contact us at 800.628.5517 or at mbrservice@unityone.org.

Copyright 2016 Credit Union National Association Inc. Information subject to change without notice. For use with members of a single credit union. All other rights reserved.

Contact Us

Read More

Subscribe to Email Updates

Lists by Topic

see all

Posts by Topic

see all

Recent Posts