WOCCU Welcomes Four New Members from Around the World
WOCCU President & CEO Pete Crear welcomes new member NAFCUB's CEO D. Krishna.
Madison, WI—World Council of Credit
(WOCCU) welcomed four new members based in
Cameroon, India, Poland and the United Kingdom
during its annual general meeting in Calgary,
On the diversity represented by the new
World Council President & CEO Pete Crear
commented, “We are pleased that credit union
members in Cameroon will once again benefit from
belonging to the international credit union
system through World Council. And we’re
delighted to increase the breadth of World
Council’s membership to include cooperative
banks in India and cooperative insurance
providers around the world. We’re all stronger
as a result of this kind of cooperation among
The Cameroon Cooperative Credit Union League
(CamCCUL) joined World Council for the first
time as a full national member. CamCCUL
represents 191 credit unions serving 209,050
members with consolidated assets of US$85.7
million. CamCCUL is the largest microfinance
network in the country and surrounding
Outgoing WOCCU Chairman Gary Plank congratulates Grzegorz Buckowski, general manager of TUW Skok in Poland.
The National Federation of Urban Cooperative
Banks and Credit Societies (NAFCUB) in India
became an associate member. NAFCUB represents
875 urban cooperative banks and 76 credit
societies. The 1,850 urban cooperative banks in
India serve over 20 million members and more
than 200 million clients.
The Cooperative Savings and Credit Union
Insurance Society (TUW Skok) was recognized for
joining as an associate member in 2006. TUW Skok
provides insurance services for credit unions
and their 1.7 million members throughout
The International Cooperative and Mutual
Insurance Federation (ICMIF), representing 184
cooperative and mutual insurance companies in 70
countries, also joined as an associate member.
Many of the insurance companies represented by
ICMIF are closely linked to World Council’s
existing members around the world.
A full listing of WOCCU’s members can be
at Link to website
Council’s annual general meeting is held each
year at the World Credit Union Conference. Next
year’s meeting will be in Hong Kong, July 13-16.
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.
World Council has implemented more than 290 technical assistance programs in 71 countries. Worldwide, 57,000 credit unions in 105 countries serve 217 million people. Learn more about World Council's impact around the world at www.woccu.org.
Contact: Rebecca Carpenter
Organization: World Council of Credit Unions