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Dispatches from Haiti

January 15, 2010
Dangerous place : With financial institutions shuttered by the earthquake, Haiti has become a cash-only society, making life inconvenient and dangerous for people on the street. Reports from the World Council of Credit Unions Movement Assists Damaged CUs, Helps Members Access Funds The World Council of Credit Unions  (WOCCU) and its program... READ MORE

CUs Spread Holiday Cheer

January 13, 2010
Joe Jones , Carolina Postal CU senior mortgage loan officer (left), and Board Chairman Buddy Livingston are excited about the Carolina Postal Fee 4 Food promotion that gives back to members and collects food for local food banks. By Lora Kloth Credit unions brought many glad tidings to their members and communities during the recent... READ MORE

Savings Come First

December 21, 2009
In the mountains of Veracruz, Mexico, people in poverty typically lack any savings, let alone other services offered by urban financial institutions. Now, working with a local credit union, MatchSavings.org—a program launched in 2008 by World Council of Credit Unions (WOCCU)—provides an incentive for individuals to set their first savings... READ MORE

Small CUs, Big Flame

December 21, 2009
Small CU leaders are the ‘missionaries’ of the financial services industry. During the past four years, the credit union movement has lost about 1,000 small credit unions. There were 5,517 small credit unions (those with less than $35 million in assets) at the end of... READ MORE

Augustine Kang: Humble CU Giant

December 15, 2009
Augustine Kang —known as the father of the Asian credit union movement—died in August. Those who knew him describe Kang as a “man of the world,” “humble giant,” “dear, compassionate man” and “a role model for our lives." By Chris Baker Augustine Kang was a credit union giant but a... READ MORE

Augustine Kang: Father of the Asian CU Movement

November 23, 2009
‘The purpose of CUs is to liberate people.’ Those who knew Augustine Kang during his decades of service to credit unions report he was a transforming figure. Some say he was a key 20th-century historical leader of the international credit union movement. Others describe Kang as “a man of the... READ MORE

CUs Make Students Happy in Down Economy

November 09, 2009
Orange County’s CU  branch associates display the generous school supply donations from members and associates. From left: Erica Rodriguez, Yorba Linda Branch; Michele Goode, St. Andrews Branch; and Ernie Echeverria, Fullerton Branch. By Lora Kloth The Great Recession has left virtually no one unaffected, including many school kids unable to acquire... READ MORE

Protect Senior Members from Scams

October 27, 2009
By James Hanson Exploitation happens every day and in many different markets, including new immigrants, minorities, poorly educated, and the poor. But the senior market stands out because of its size and its relative wealth. Seniors are vulnerable for many reasons: * Cognition . Nearly half of the people in... READ MORE

People Helping People: One Can Make a Difference

October 19, 2009
By Lora Kloth Bay FCU employees assemble Be The Match marrow registry kits at a registry drive at its Capitola, Calif. branch. The drive resulted in 475 new registrants. From left: Dawn Wingert, Laura Simmons, Lucy Sierra, Tammurra Krutt, and Rachael Ruiz. In 2004, Amy Ivey, assistant vice president of... READ MORE

Get a Free DVD

October 12, 2009
Credit unions in Kenya are growing three times faster than credit unions in any other country, according to the World Council of Credit Unions (WOCCU). Find out why—and celebrate International Credit Union Day—with a free DVD highlighting credit union success in this African country. WOCCU has made a limited supply... READ MORE
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