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Starting a Credit Union


World Council of Credit Unions has been and continues to be involved in creating new credit union movements throughout the world. The operational guide available here provides a road map or guide of critical elements that need to occur in the process of credit union organization and early operations. It focuses on elements necessary once a credit union is organized and volunteers are selected to provide leadership.

Main areas include:

  • Key elements necessary to the sound initiation of credit union operations
  • Tools required to put those elements in place
  • A time frame to guide sequential steps leading to sound operations

Download: Operational Guidelines for the Development of and Early Stages of Credit Union Operations PDF

Contact Gulbahar Okuyan if interested in funding a credit union start-up program.

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