National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) - an independent federal agency, based in Washington (State of Columbia), established by the U.S. Congress to oversee the federal credit union system. Worldwide credit union movement is represented by regional confederations and national organizations within the World Council of Credit Unions. Is necessary that all shareholders of the credit union were members of a single community, would know each other well enough to enjoy mutual trust. Credit union promotes the effective conservation of personal funds of its members, giving them the loans from the funds of the credit union, as well as the sharing of savings in education, housing, health care and other programs of social support and social development of its members. When organizing the credit union it is important that people know each other and know the extent to which each of them is trustworthy. In some cases, the initiators of credit unions can be trade unions, associations such as social support centers and others.