Why do we care about the international credit union community?

first_img 23SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Brian Branch Dr. Brian Branch, president and CEO of World Council of Credit Unions (WOCCU), was appointed in 2011. Dr. Branch has worked at WOCCU since 1990 and has been engaged in … Web: www.woccu.org Details We build, champion, defend and grow a global credit union community that improves lives. Why do we care?Credit unions improve lives. Credit unions provide many with their first access to financial services. In country after country, we have seen how credit unions help people provide better food and shelter for their families. In places like Ethiopia, credit unions provide food security through simultaneous access to better irrigation and finance for crops. This builds a sustainable cycle of crop harvest, savings and financing for the next crop so that families can withstand periodic droughts. We also see how credit unions help their members educate their children to achieve a better life.Credit unions empower and champion the common person. Credit unions provide people with financial dignity. This is why we work to introduce democracy through credit union grassroots operations in Cuba.Credit unions provide people access to financial services when and where no other institution will. In the conflict areas of Ukraine, credit unions are the only remaining institutions that offer families financing for small enterprises and employment. Credit unions serve small account holders and make the small loans that other institutions do not.Credit unions offer a fairer price for services. Credit unions put members’ benefits before the profit of the institution. Credit unions provide a competitive alternative to other financial institutions, which charge higher prices and extract profit from consumers. This alternative keeps prices down and allows members to retain greater consumer surplus themselves.We already do these things in our own country. If we just keep doing this at home, we are doing good work. So, why do we care about the international credit union community?Supporting credit unions’ ability to provide these services worldwide allows us to improve lives of the poor, marginalized and underserved. This makes for a better and safer world. It is the right thing to do, but how does it help us at home?Many of us have family ties or heritage across borders. Credit unions help family members financially connect abroad and strengthen remittance ties. These ties have been very important to credit union development in Poland, Mexico and Cuba.To strengthen the positive image and to champion the credit union model, we point to local credit unions’ efforts to improve lives around the world. We highlight the contributions, volunteer work and hospitality that our own credit unions provide to credit unions serving the poor, establishing access for those who never had access before, and strengthening their operations. When we champion credit unions’ work—locally and internationally—to empower members, support their communities and support democracy, we raise public visibility and support among policy makers.Today, international standard setters often affect local regulation and legislation. International standard setters are more open to consider standards less damaging and more friendly to credit unions when we communicate credit unions’ role in financial inclusion worldwide—providing the underserved access to financial services. International standard setters are more inclined to be supportive when we stand from a position of strength. The international exchange of best practices, training, technical assistance and management systems builds a safe and secure international credit union system that protects each country’s brand quality and safety and soundness in the eyes of international standard setters and national regulators. International standard setters are more likely to respond to constituents of scale—both in terms of numbers and inter-connectedness. The growth of the global credit union system through Vision 2020 and the networking of the international system through the World Council give international standard setters a consistent channel to vet their emerging standards and to gather input from our 105-country credit union community.Why do we care about the international credit union community? We care because we belong to something larger than ourselves. We care because we want to support and participate in the good work that credit unions do around the world to improve lives. We also care because the international credit union system helps us achieve better local and international policy framework for all our institutions.last_img read more

Rangers set Sept 13 resumption date for new season

first_img Loading… Management of Rangers International F.C have set Sunday, September 13, 2020, as the resumption date for its old and new players for the fast approaching 2020/2021 NPFL season. Rising from an elaborate meeting held over the zoom platform that had coaches, medical, media and management team in attendance, Monday, at the club’ administrative headquarters, it was agreed that players should be called back to begin preparation in earnest for the coming season. General Manager and CEO of the multiple league champion, Prince Davidson Owumi, while welcoming officials to the Webinar, urged all to double their efforts in the coming season to help the club actualize its modest target of annexing the league and Aiteo cup to assuage the hunger of millions of the club’ followers around the world. “Let me say a big welcome to you all as we join hands to push for a great start to the fast-approaching season which will keep us in a vantage position to actualize our target for the season. We are due for a double to appreciate our sports-loving governor, H.E, Rt. Hon. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, who has stood by the club in all circumstances. I urge us all to come up with our best at all times for this target to be achieved,” stated the former NPL boss. Technical adviser to the ‘Flying Antelopes’, Coach Salisu Yusuf, who connected to the meeting from his Kano residence, in his submission described the ended season as one that is filled with mixed feelings but looked forward to the coming season with great optimism. Coach Salisu, who had earlier submitted his technical report to management, said that with the players retained and the few quality legs that will be joining, he was optimistic of leading the club to greater heights, stressing, “We have a new target before us and I strongly believe that the players we retained and the few coming to join us, we can achieve the set targets.” Team Doctor, Dr. Wen Udeoji, who also joined via Webinar, said in his submissions, “The medical examinations for the players that reside in Enugu have started and I believe that as soon as the others return, we will have ample time to carry our all the required medical examinations to meet up with the club licensing time frame.” The meeting resolved that players are expected to hit the players’ camp of the club that is already wearing a new look with the next session of decontamination exercise taking place Tuesday, September 8, 2020. read also:CONVID-19: Rangers International hand players ten-day break Team manager of the side, Barrister Amobi Ezeaku, assured that all that was required for the club licensing exercise was being tackled frontally as most of the certifications needed were ready as the club was ahead on time in doing the needful while urging players to keep to the schedule of resumption. Other officials that made contributions are Chief Patrick Nworji, scouting director and Barrister Ferdinand Ugwuarua, administrative secretary of the club, Barr. Obiora Obunna, Legal Adviser of the club. Twenty-five players made the cut of coach Salisu’ list of retained players while seven quality players are joining from other clubs within and outside the country. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Promoted ContentFantastic-Looking (and Probably Delicious) Bread Art7 Non-Obvious Things That Damage Your PhoneTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All Time7 Reasons Why You Might Want To Become A VegetarianTop 10 Historical Mysteries That Still Haven’t Been SolvedBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made10 Awesome 2019 Movies You Probably Missed6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually TrueMacaulay Culkin’s Own Version Of The New ‘Home Alone’Some Impressive And Almost Shocking Robots That Exist6 Incredibly Strange Facts About Hurricanes7 Facts About Black Holes That Will Blow Your Mindlast_img read more

Florida Serial Killer of Gay Men To Be Executed Tonight

first_img(Raiford, FL) — A Florida serial killer will be put to death tonight 25 years after committing his first murder. Gary Ray Bowles, nicknamed the I-95 killer, murdered six men from Daytona Beach to Maryland in 1994.Bowles is scheduled to be executed at 6:00 pm Eastern time at the Florida State Prison in Union County.The 57-year-old was convicted of killing six gay men over eight months starting in 1994.Even though he was in a relationship with a woman, Bowles spent most of his time picking up men in gay bars in Daytona Beach for oral sex.Bowles had a similar method of operation that helped link him to the killings. He would shove things down the throat of his victim such as a tightly rolled towel, a sex toy or leaves and dirt.last_img read more