WOCCU Congratulates Polish CU Movement On Success
March 02, 2004
Madison, WI—The Polish Credit Union Movement,
SKOK announced the achievment of becoming the
largest retail network for financial services in
Poland, with 1,285 outlets, bypassing the biggest
Polsih banking group, PKO BP. WOCCU's president
& CEO, Arthur Arnold stated, "Just think that
credit unions only started little more than 10
years ago and today they serve almost one million
members. SKOK's success shows once more that the
concept of credit unions is very much alive and
thriving." For a direct link to the
announcement please click to view.
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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