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The Irish Credit Union Movement

The Irish Credit Union Movement

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Before WOCCU There Was CUNA International

Before WOCCU There Was CUNA International

In the September 1970 issue of Credit Union Quest, the journal of the NSW Credit Union League, there was a small announcement on Page 6 titled “World Body” which is reproduced here.                   

What was CUFSAL?

What was CUFSAL?

Many people working in mutual banks and credit unions today would know of CUSCAL but what about CUFSAL? CUFSAL is an acronym for Credit Union Financial Services Australia Limited and was created in