Why to become a member

Why to become a member

Be part of an international network !

Advocating for the cooperative banking model

The EACB is fully committed to defending and promoting the unique qualities and values of the cooperative banks on behalf of its members. This is done in both European and international institutions. Policy makers and regulators recognised the official voice of cooperative banks at European and International levels. Members trust the Association to defend their interests and this is the binding principle that drives the activities of the Secretariat and member representatives of the various EACB bodies. This mutual trust is a key component of lobbying efforts.

Engaging with Decision-Makers

The EACB supports a legislative and regulatory environment based on better regulation principles that fit and respect the cooperative banks business model. It voices the specificities of its members in order to enhance the diversity and the plurality of the European banking industry for the benefit of Europe's citizens and small businesses.

Delivering Value-Added Services

The EACB offers a Think Tank, conventions, seminars, workshops, publications and information for its members and other co-operative organizations. This is done to deepen their knowledge of European issues, keep them up to date with legislative and regulatory developments and offer them a cooperative platform.


The EACB fosters cooperation within the banking sector via other cooperative banking groups and other representative cooperative organisations. The EACB also keeps close links with other international associations of banks: ICA, IRU, CIBP and the WOCCU. Through its membership to Cooperatives Europe, the umbrella body of European and national cooperative organizations, the EACB maintains a European and International link with its cooperative roots.



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