THE globe

CU News From Around the Planet

MADISON, Wis.—A farmers’ cooperative in rural Kenya has commissioned a new crop irrigation system thanks to an agricultural lending product developed by World Council of Credit Unions (WOCCU) and the Kenya Union of Savings and Credit Co-operatives Ltd. (KUSCCO).

NEW YORK—Some Canadian consumers have had their credit card debt erased by one bank. Chase Bank says it is forgiving all outstanding debt owed by users of its two Canadian credit cards as it exits the market.

LONDON—The Bank of England, Lloyds Banking Group, HSBC UK, RBS, Monex, Standard Chartered and Bank Hapoalim of Israel have all announced their membership in The Valuable 500 – a worldwide call to action launched earlier this year that is seeking to place disability inclusion at the top of business agendas.