KIEV, Ukraine–Brian Branch, CEO of the World Council of Credit Unions (WOCCU), met with officials here to discuss the status of the Credit for Agriculture Producers (CAP) Project, a four-year initiative by USAID that runs through 2020 and which is being implemented by WOCCU with oversight and technical assistance from Volunteers for Economic Growth Alliance (VEGA).
CU News From Around the Planet
KILKENNY, Ireland–Two credit unions are set to merge here creating one of the largest community lenders in the country
MADISON, Wis. —The World Council of Credit Unions is said the Sunday night keynote speaker at the 2019 World Credit Union Conference will be Connie Dieken who will present on how to influence change.
DUBLIN, Ireland–A high-rate “moneylender,” as the companies are known in the United Kingdom, is set to expand into Ireland.
ST. CATHERINE’S, Ontario–Meridian Credit Union here said it is on target to meet the April launch of a new digital bank, saying regulators have signed off on the new offering.
LONDON—Almost three quarters (72.6%) of Internet users will access the web solely via their smartphones by 2025, equivalent to nearly 3.7 billion people, according to a new study.
VANCOUVER, B.C.–The largest banks in British Columbia have been growing at a smaller pace than their smaller, community-based credit union counterparts, according to new data.
AHMADABAD, India–While traveling in India to learn more about that country’s cooperatives, Brian Branch, president of the World Council of Credit Unions, was asked during a media interview why India’s credit cooperatives have such small market share and whether co-ops in the U.S. are really “too corporate” to be co-ops.
PARIS—France has imposed a $57 million fine against Google for violations of the EU's General Data Protection Regulation, sending a strong to message to the technology giant that its privacy and data collection practices are inadequate.
BRUSSELS – Mastercard has been hit with a fine of €570.6 ($648.2 million) by the European Commission for limiting the possibility for merchants to benefit from better conditions offered by banks elsewhere in the European Union.