Washington, D.C. - World Council of Credit Unions, Inc. (WOCCU) met with representatives of the Barbados Cooperative League; Adrian Griffith, first vice president of League BOD; and Wesley Brown, League accounting/finance officer here today, ending a full day of briefings for the Barbadians, including visits to the National Credit Union Administration and the Credit Union National Association. Griffith and Brown are visiting credit union organizations in the Washington, D.C. area this week to explore the U.S. models of regulation/supervision and advocacy.
Credit unions in Barbados have a formal relationship with Missouri credit unions through WOCCU's International Partnership Program. The Barbados-Missouri partnership is currently focused on the development of a national shared branching network and analyzing the potential for a second-tier corporate credit union in Barbados.
World Council of Credit Unions is the global trade association and development agency for credit unions. World Council promotes the sustainable development of credit unions and other financial cooperatives around the world to empower people through access to high quality and affordable financial services. World Council advocates on behalf of the global credit union system before international organizations and works with national governments to improve legislation and regulation. Its technical assistance programs introduce new tools and technologies to strengthen credit unions' financial performance and increase their outreach.
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