Global credit union membership surpasses 291 million

The international credit union movement added over 17 million members in 2019 to reach a new membership high of more than 291 million in 118 countries, according to World Council of Credit Unions’ 2019 Statistical Report.

That surge contributed to a worldwide credit union membership growth of more than 107 million over the past decade (2010-19)—an increase of 59%. The rise was fueled primarily by large increases in Latin America, Africa and Asia.

Membership growth by region for the ten-year period was as follows:

  • Latin America 153%
  • Africa 143%


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