DUBLIN, Ireland–Ireland has seen a “spate of mergers” that has led to a doubling in the number of what are considered “large” credit unions in the country, but the merged institutions have only “marginally improved” their financial performance, according to a new report.
CU News From Around the Planet
OTTOWA, Canada—A year after Canada legalized recreational pot in full, the country’s experience offers insights into how similar decisions in other countries could play out.
NEW YORK–A new report from the United Nations suggests so-called “regulatory sandboxes” are “either necessary nor sufficient to promote financial inclusion, and similar results can be achieved through innovation offices and other tools.”
MADISON, Wis.— A project has been launched to design interoperable, open-loop, low-cost, real-time payment platforms for a network of credit unions across Asia by the Worldwide Foundation for Credit Unions, the social impact affiliate of the World Council of Credit Unions (WOCCU).
EDINBURGH, Scotland—Scotland’s government has announced it will extend and provide additional funding to a program that seeks to turn young people into savers at credit unions.
VANCOUVER, B.C.–Vancity Credit Union has released a report that examines what kind of job residents of British Columbia are doing in reducing solid waste and diverting materials to recycling and compost facilities.
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).
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.