Facts on Saskatchewan Credit Unions (current as of September 2015)

At a Glance:

• 49 credit unions in Saskatchewan
• 266 service outlets
• Serving 234 Saskatchewan communities
• 186 surcharge-free ATMs
• Over 473,000 members receive financial products and services
• Employ close to 3,500 people
• Almost 500 board members, locally elected by credit union members
• Across Canada there are 303 credit unions in 1,740 locations serving 5.3 million members

Our Difference:

• Help build lives and fulfill dreams by providing a full range of financial products and services
• Autonomous financial institutions owned and controlled by members
• First in overall Customer Service Excellence (2015 Ipsos Best Banking Awards)
• Close to 43,000 hours volunteered by credit union employees in 2014
• Contributions of more than $7.4 million to local community organizations
• Fundraising of almost $430,000 for provincial and national causes
• All deposits guaranteed through Credit Union Deposit Guarantee Corporation

Financial Impact:

• Close to $9 million paid to members as patronage equity and dividends in 2014
• Total assets of over $20.2 billion, representing a 42 per cent market share
• $8.4 billion in consumer credit and residential loans, reflecting an approximately 19 per cent market share
• $2.3 billion in agricultural financing, or approximately 18 per cent of total outstanding farm debt
• $4.4 billion in commercial lending or approximately 54 per cent of the market