You may have seen this symbol before, on our posters, in a newspaper advertisement or even on our credit union building. But did you ever consider what it means?
We think it is important that you know more about this universal symbol and we'd like to give you a formal introduction. Let's begin:
The "hands, family and globe" symbol, as it is called, stands for Credit Unions everywhere; no matter if its a Credit Union in New York, Timbuktu or Belize.
Credit Unions are world wide financial organizations. That's why a globe has been chosen as part of the overall symbol. As a matter of fact, there are more than 38,000 Credit Unions all over the world - 14 in Belize.
The Pair of Hands
The hands represent the self help nature of Credit Unions. When you become a Credit Union member you become a part of a group of people who save together and make low-cost loans plus several other services to each from the accumulated funds. Credit unions engender democracy in the truest sense of the word - as a member you are part owner of the business and exercise control of its policies. It is your organization.
The four silhouettes represents the family unit of mankind working for the mutual benefit of all. Care was taken in the actual design to avoid differences between national dress or custom and other details because Credit Unions serve all people all over the world.
All together now ...the "hands, family and globe" symbol was selected as a trademark that stands for Credit Union in any language, in any country. The theme is universal and conveys the image of all Credit Unions graphically, accurately and instantly.