Celebrating International Credit Union Day at TopLine

Over 217 million people worldwide choose credit unions as their financial institutions. Our “people first” philosophy compels us to improve the lives of our members and our communities.

So what’s the difference between credit unions and other financial institutions? The main difference, credit unions exist to help people, not to make a profit. In 1935 TopLine was established as a member-owned financial services cooperative. That means that we are a banking institution that’s safe, local and, most importantly, owned and democratically controlled by you, our members-owners, with all deposits federally insured to at least $250,000.

Our profits are returned to you, which means TopLine can offer our members a safe place to save money and access affordable loans, fewer and lower fees, dedication to the highest levels of personalized service and complimentary financial education workshops. Your best interest is in our best interest.

All across the globe, credit unions and their members are celebrating! Come help us celebrate this philosophy with International Credit Union Day. Swing by any TopLine Federal Credit Union Location October 16th – 21st for treats and giveaways.

This year’s theme, Dreams Thrive Here,” celebrates how credit unions help people achieve their financial goals, like purchasing a home and funding an education.

At TopLine, we pride ourselves on assisting members on their entire financial journey, whether that includes opening their first checking and savings account, buying a new car, purchasing or remodeling a home, running a small business, investing for retirement, or providing expert advice and financial education workshops, and we’re always in search of new ways to better serve our members and local communities.


We look forward to celebrating with you, the credit union difference and the many benefits that our proud cooperative heritage brings.



Celebrating International Credit Union Month at TopLine


International Credit Union Day is celebrated annually on the third Tuesday in October. This year, the event lands on October 20 and TopLine is excited to celebrate that day and the month as International Credit Union month.

This year’s credit union theme is “The Authentic Difference,” which celebrates the features that make credit unions unique from other financial institutions. ICU day is an important day worldwide because it gives recognition to the work of credit unions and celebrates the many benefits of them.

Credit unions differ from other financial institutions when it comes to the structure and principals of them. Unlike banks, credit unions are member-owned and are not for profit.

At TopLine, our profits are returned to our members, which allows us to give our members a better value on their investment. Furthermore, we are able to offer competitive rates to our members with little to no fees. At TopLine we have a strong community focus and are committed to putting our members’ needs first.

Credit union principles can change people’s lives — for more than 150 years credit unions have proudly put people and community first in order to provide access to affordable financial services to all of their members. TopLine is certainly no different.

We want to celebrate this exciting day with our members and the community by hosting an open house at all of our TopLine branches on October 20 to thank our members and celebrate ICU day with free refreshments and giveaways!

Since International Credit Union Day is so important to us, we decided that we would celebrate this day throughout the whole month of October!

We want to express our gratitude to our members and embrace the characteristics that make TopLine unique from other financial institutions. Stop into one of our branches to celebrate ICU day with us and let us help you with all of your financial needs.

TopLine Federal Credit Union, a Twin Cities-based credit union, is Minnesota’s 13th-largest, with assets of more than $350 million. Established in 1935, the not-for-profit cooperative offers a complete line of financial services, as well as auto and home insurance, from its five branch locations — in Bloomington, Brooklyn Park, Maple Grove, Plymouth and in St. Paul’s Como Park — as well as by phone, mobile app and online at TopLinecu.com. Membership is available to anyone who lives, works, worships, attends school or volunteers in Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott or Washington Counties and their immediate family members.