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St. Willibrord Community Credit Union; The first 50 years

by Kearny, Mark & Rosenkrantz, Otte

Life without banking. That is what thousands of Dutch immigrants experienced before they arrived in Canada in the late 1940s and early 50s. Most of them had few financial assets, making it difficult to consolidate their limited resources, keep these secure, and obtain loans from Canada’s banks. Seeing their struggle, Father Jan van Wezel, a London, Ontario priest, thought establishing a credit union might solve some of the problems. His vision became reality, and St. Willibrord since has celebrated it golden anniversary. The book traces the development of a cooperative bank which has grown to become one of the larger ones of its kind in Ontario and how it evolved into an organization of over $500 million in holdings that is owned by and broadly supported on a regional basis.

Paperback, 235 pages, Illustrated, chronology, lists, index.

USD 19.95 / CAD 19.95

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