CALGARY, Alberta–The Credit Unions of Alberta offered complimentary coffee and pastries here as part of an effort to raise awareness around how credit unions can help consumers achieve their dreams. The pop-up event was held at Analog Coffee.
"If you are a student, if you are a first time home buyer, if you are trying to start a business, if you are getting ready for retirement, if you are in financial distress or if you just need help with your finances or are considering changing financial institutions we just want to talk about the credit union difference" said Ian Burns, president and CEO of Alberta Central, according to CTV News. "Credit unions benefit their members, the 16 credit unions in Alberta gave back $85 million dollars to their members last year.”
The pop-up event aimed to demonstrate how credit unions actually meet their member in day-to-day life, while providing valuable information on the benefits of banking with a credit union, CTV News said.