If you belong to a labor union or are affiliated with a large employer, organization or residential community you might be interested in joining a credit union. Menindaklanjuti rekomendasi LOKALATIH, maka Bidang PSE Paroki Kristus Raja Kotamobagu bekerjasama dengan DPP inti, Bidang-Bidang terkait, Komisi PSE Keuskupan Manado, Komisi PSE KWI, dan Pengurus BKCU Kalimantan berhasil mengirim 5 orang untuk magang di BKCU Kalimantan dalam rangka mempersiapkan tenaga operasional sebelum terbentuknya Credit Union, selama kurang lebih 3 bulan yaitu dari tanggal 24 Juli 2008 s.d tanggal 15 Oktober 2008.
In addition to this, given that credit unions are non-profit institutions, they do not have to worry about returning profits to external shareholders unlike banks who have to return profits to their shareholders, which means running and maintaining a credit union is cheaper.
If the Swedish Government alleged that you were operating some sort of financial institution like a bank taking deposits and making loans in Panama through this Panama Financial Services Corporation along with a corporation named as a credit union in Sweden, the Panamanian authorities would think you were trying to evade buying a Bank License (expensive licenses) and shut you down.
The banks argue, correctly, that they have to pay taxes, so the playing field is not level, and it should be. The other argument on the banks’ side, although nowhere near as compelling as the tax issue, is that over the last two years, bank regulators have been beating up on banks to set aside more loan-loss reserves and strengthen their balance sheets.
Untuk mendapatkan legalitas dari pemerintah, CUCO Direktur Jendral Koperasi departemen tenaga kerja , transmigrasi dan koperasi yang pada masa itu dijabat oleh Ir. Ibnoe Soedjono, untuk menjajaki kemungkinan dikembangkannya Credit Union di Indonesia dan berlindung dibawah naungan Undang – Undang Perkoperasian yaitu, UU No. 12/1967.