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WOCCU Welcomes Four New Members from Around the World

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WOCCU President & CEO Pete Crear welcomes new member NAFCUB's CEO D. Krishna.

Madison, WI—World Council of Credit Unions (WOCCU) welcomed four new members based in Cameroon, India, Poland and the United Kingdom during its annual general meeting in Calgary, Canada.

On the diversity represented by the new members, 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 cooperatives.”

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 region.

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 Mutual 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 Poland.

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 found at Link to website www.woccu.org/about/memlist.php. World 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.



El Consejo Mundial de Cooperativas de Ahorro y Crédito es la asociación gremial y agencia de desarrollo para el sistema internacional de cooperativas de ahorro y crédito. El Consejo Mundial promueve el crecimiento sustentable de las cooperativas de ahorro y crédito y otras cooperativas financieras en todo el mundo a fin de facultar a las personas para que mejoren su calidad de vida a través del acceso a servicios financieros asequibles y de alta calidad. El Consejo Mundial realiza esfuerzos de defensa activa en representación del sistema global de las cooperativas de ahorro y crédito ante organizaciones internacionales y trabaja con gobiernos nacionales para mejorar la legislación y la regulación. Sus programas de asistencia técnica introducen nuevas herramientas y tecnologías para fortalecer el desempeño financiero de las cooperativas de ahorro y crédito y profundizar su alcance comunitario.

El Consejo Mundial ha implementado 290 programas de asistencia técnica en 71 países. A nivel mundial, 57,000 cooperativas de ahorro y crédito en 103 países atienden a 208 millones de personas. Obtenga más información sobre el impacto global del Consejo Mundial en www.woccu.org.



Contacto principal: Rebecca Carpenter
Organización: World Council of Credit Unions
Correo electrónico: rcarpenter@woccu.org
Teléfono: +1-608-395-2031
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