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CU News From Around the Planet

REGINA, Saskatchewan–Conexus Credit Union has announced plans to close nine branches across the province, primarily in small communities. The credit union said in a statement it will continue to serve the affected members digitally, but many members have expressed dismay over the move. 

KINGSTON, Jamaica–OK Sodality Cooperative Credit Union said it has partnered with two foreign companies to develop a financing program for renewable energy products targeted at micro, small- and medium-enterprises and low-income households.

TORONTO, Canada–The Canadian Credit Union Association has launched a new national brand program aimed at highlighting defining principles of Canada’s credit unions, including what the association said consumers are really looking for as summed up in its new tagline, “You First, Banking Second.”

NASSAU, Bahamas—The Bahamas’ securities regulator is pushing for a new framework for token projects, aiming to turn the island nation into the jurisdiction of choice for blockchain startups, a new report indicates.

URITIBA, Brazil—The largest credit union system in Brazil, SICREDI, is hosting more than 150 young credit union professionals from across the Americas this week as part of the World Council of Credit Unions’ (WOCCU) Young Professional Exchange Program