Credit Unions have been doing things differently for over 100 years. As a credit union member…
You’re an owner.
Credit Unions are collectively owned by the people who belong to them. That makes each of our 5.7 million members a shareholder.
You’ll always get great products and services.
We pride ourselves on offering some of the best financial products in the industry, but with personalized service, competitive rates and fewer fees.
You’ll get access to a large cross-Canada network.
As a cooperative, fairness is in our DNA. That’s why we make sure that all members get access from wherever they call home.
The first credit union opened its doors in 1908. And since then, we’ve opened over 1,800 branches in 369+ communities across Canada.
Plus, we’re stronger than you think.
We also work hard to protect your money. Credit unions have strong records for safety and soundness, and have never experienced a loss of their members’ deposits. And, to be extra safe, deposits at credit unions are insured with provincial guarantees that are higher than – or equal to – what is available through the big banks.
Are you ready for better?
Discover the credit union difference – join a credit union today.
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Why credit unions matter to Manitoba
You don’t have to look very hard to see why credit unions matter to Manitoba.
More than 600,000 Manitobans belong to a credit union and, according to the 2014 Ipsos Best Banking Awards, credit unions were rated number one in customer service for the 10th year in a row. Businesses are also taking note; the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB, in its 2013 Battle of the Banks research report) called credit unions the best option for small businesses, saying credit unions “continue to outperform banks when it comes to serving the financial needs of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs)” in Canada.
Here in Manitoba, that’s evidenced by the fact that 57 per cent of businesses under $5 million consider a credit union to be their primary financial institution.
Credit unions are not only working hard at providing great service and rates. They’re also committed to supporting the growth and success of our communities. Manitoba’s 36 credit unions provide more than 3,000 jobs, $3.68 million in community sponsorships, donations and scholarships and — perhaps most importantly — vital access to financial services in 67 Manitoba communities where there is no other financial institution.
Thirty-eight per cent of Manitobans belong to a credit union and 34 per cent of all Manitobans consider a credit union to be their primary financial institution.