Credit union members around the world celebrated International Credit Union Day on Oct. 21, an event to commemorate the credit union movement's impact and achievements.
Diamond Lakes Federal Credit Union joined with credit unions around the world to bring attention to the credit union difference, a news release said.
Since 1948, International Credit Union Day "has been celebrated to remember credit unions' proud history and promote awareness of and support for the credit union difference," the release said.
This year's theme was "Building financial health for a brighter tomorrow," which "reflects the way credit unions contribute to a brighter future by working to improve members' financial well-being. It is at the heart of the mission and structure of credit unions."
"Credit unions are not-for-profit financial cooperatives that provide an effective and viable alternative to for-profit financial institutions for more than 375 million members in 118 countries worldwide. They exist to provide a safe place to save money and access affordable loans," the release said.
Diamond Lakes serves a six-county area that includes Hot Spring, Garland, Montgomery, Pike, Clark and Grant counties as well as Hot Springs Village.
The Malvern headquarters is located at 7333 Highway 270 and the Hot Springs offices are located at 4032 Central Ave. and 115 E. Grand. In Malvern, call 501-332-6530; in Hot Springs, call 501-525-6530; or email [email protected]
"The credit union's services are designed to fit the busy lifestyle of working people," the release said.
Services available include savings, checking, certificate and individual retirement accounts; free ATM and debit cards; free 24-hour telephone service, free Internet banking and bill pay; and free e-statements.
Loans available include new and used auto, boat, RV, motorcycle and ATV loans; VISA Credit Card; Credit Builder Loans; signature loans for as little as $300 or as much as $10,000; and mortgage and land loans.
For more information, visit the Diamond Lakes Federal Credit Union website at http://www.diamondlakesfcu.org.