From their origins in European co-op societies, the basic, populist ideals of credit unions have fostered a global culture embraced by millions and forged upon the ethos of service, independence, and equality. To understand the credit union movement is to understand the spirit of its people; a spirit that permeates every image, letter, song, and piece of legislation in its history. We invite you to explore this spirit and the character and culture that comprise the credit union movement.