The world loves credit unions

The global credit union movement has welcomed eight million new members in 2011, according to the World Council of Credit Unions.

The 2011 Statistical Report, based on reports from 100 countries, shows the world’s credit union membership at 196 million,

At the launch of the new estimates, in Gdansk, Poland, Lech Wałęsa, former head of Poland’s Solidarity party and the Nobel Peace Prize winner, called on the co-operative and credit union movement to start its own “revolution” through economic action at the grassroots.

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