Cookies Policy

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

I accept this policy

Find out more here

World Council Of Credit Unions

Brill’s MyBook program is exclusively available on BrillOnline Books and Journals. Students and scholars affiliated with an institution that has purchased a Brill E-Book on the BrillOnline platform automatically have access to the MyBook option for the title(s) acquired by the Library. Brill MyBook is a print-on-demand paperback copy which is sold at a favorably uniform low price.

Access this chapter

+ Tax (if applicable)

Chapter Summary

The primary objective of World Council of Credit Unions (WOCCU) is to achieve &t;Quality Credit Unions for Everyone&t;, which it aims to achieve by promoting credit unions as financial instruments for the economic and social development of people. The first cooperatives, from which credit unions emerged, were established in the 1840s to combat the social and economic problems arising from the Industrial Revolution. WOCCU has 35 members that are divided into three categories namely direct, association, or international. The board of directors comprises nine to 15 members, who are elected to run WOCCU by its membership. WOCCU is funded by member dues, government agency grants, and annual gifts from WOCCU supporters. WOCCU's activities have concentrated upon the promotion of credit union values, and the creation of economically sustainable credit unions.

Keywords: financial instruments; government agency grants; World Council of Credit Unions (WOCCU) membership



Can't access your account?
  • Tools

  • Add to Favorites
  • Printable version
  • Email this page
  • Recommend to your library

    You must fill out fields marked with: *

    Librarian details
    Your details
    Why are you recommending this title?
    Select reason:
    Handbook of Transnational Economic Governance Regimes — Recommend this title to your library
  • Export citations
  • Key

  • Full access
  • Open Access
  • Partial/No accessInformation