Global credit union membership surpasses 291 million

first_imgThis is placeholder text continue reading » This post is currently collecting data… 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%center_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img

EXCLUSIVE – Wilshere tells England supporters to ‘concentrate on the football’

first_imgJack Wilshere has sent a message to England fans to ‘just concentrate on the football’ after violent scenes tarnished the start of the Three Lions’ Euro 2016 campaign.Supporters were involved up in a number of incidents in the build-up and aftermath of England’s 1-1 draw with against Russia on Saturday evening.Marseille seemed a hotspot for rioting as, for three days straight, fans clashed on the streets, with police using tear gas and water cannons to disperse brawling crowds.England fans appeared to be individually targeted inside and outside the Stade Velodrome following the full-time whistle on Saturday, and talkSPORT’s Stan Collymore captured this shocking footage as chaos descended.UEFA’s executive committee then sent a warning to the two nations on Sunday that they could face disqualification from the tournament if problems persist.But Wilshere has praised the attitude of the majority of England fans in France, and has urged supporters to stay away from the incidents and focus on football.“What I saw of the fans in the stadium, they were brilliant,” the midfielder said in an interview with talkSPORT’s Adrian Durham.“They helped us even in the warm-up and we really felt their support during the game. So if there’s anything I can say, it’s just to just concentrate on that side of things.“I don’t know the full story, so I couldn’t stand here and start blaming people. We just want to concentrate on the football and want the fans to get behind the team.“They’ve been brilliant, they always have been. Even when we went to Brazil, they were there.“We just want to tell them to concentrate on the football side of things, really.”ALSO READ: Trouble in Marseille – ‘It’s easy to blame the English but the problem is much bigger than that’, says Adrian DurhamWhile Saturday’s draw was a disappointing result, England’s positive performance will give the team hope ahead of Thursday’s must-win game against Home Nations rivals Wales.But after squandering a number of chances to put the result out of doubt against Russia, Wilshere insisted the Three Lions must start being more ruthless in front of goal.He added: “We couldn’t have asked for more, in terms of performance. England teams in the past have been accused of not keeping the ball, panicking on the ball and not being technically good enough, but we’ve set a high standard for ourselves and we need to keep that going.“Straight away in the dressing room after the game, it felt like a defeat. But after sleeping on it and looking back on the game later, we have to be happy with our performance.“We dominated the game and we need to replicate that and build on it going into the next game and hopefully more games after that. But we need to take our chances as well.”last_img read more