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October 17, 2018

USAID Awards World Council Cooperative Development Program – Technology and Innovation for Financial Inclusion

MADISON, Wis. — The World Council of Credit Unions (WOCCU) has been awarded funding from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) for the Cooperative Development Program – Technology and Innovation for Financial Inclusion (CDP TIFI). 

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Irish/U.S. Credit Union Exchange Program

Join the Worldwide Foundation in connecting U.S. and Irish credit unions as they collectively tackle issues facing credit union systems worldwide!

In partnership with the Irish Credit Union League, the U.S.-Irish Exchange Program will offer U.S. and Irish credit unions an opportunity to engage in strategic discussions during visits to each country as they collectively map out solutions to issues affecting their systems.

The exchange will work toward:

  • Mutually beneficial exchange of information concerning, but not limited to the operations, marketing, and promotion of credit unions;
  • Development and exchange of best practices for credit unions to improve and expand service to members;
  • Innovation and member service technology,
  • Promotion and growth of credit unions for members, the general public, the media and governmental bodies and officials.
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October 15, 2018

Global Credit Union Movement Surpasses 260 million

MADISON, Wis. — The World Council of Credit Unions has released its newest Statistical Report, which provides membership and financial data as of December 2017 from credit unions and other financial cooperatives worldwide. This year's report includes information from 89,026 credit unions serving over 260 million members in 117 countries.

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October 16, 2018

New Program Director Takes Lead at Global Women’s Leadership Network

MADISON, Wis. — Eleni Giakoumopoulos has been named as the Program Director for the Global Women’s Leadership Network (GWLN) at the World Council of Credit Unions (WOCCU). Under the supervision of the Chief Operating Officer, Giakoumopoulos will be responsible for directing the professional development programming, expanding GWLN Sister Societies, and growing membership in the U.S. and internationally. GWLN is the industry's only international platform dedicated to addressing and facilitating greater gender balance among leadership positions.

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28 - 31 July 2019

World CU Conference

The World Credit Union Conference is the premier global event for the credit union industry with the most take-home value. Attendees from around the globe include board members, CEOs, executive directors, senior management and more. This is the only conference that has a global focus on improving lives through credit unions. We offer top-class educational sessions on key topics, networking opportunities without comparison and excellent team-building environments that will foster, facilitate and grow decision making.

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We advocate on behalf of the global cooperative financial movement

Regulatory burden impacts us all.  We advocate protect cooperative financial institution competitiveness to limit regulatory burden globally.

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Worldwide Foundation

Join the global movement

Advance credit unions worldwide through a donation to the Worldwide Foundation for Credit Unions. Your donation will allow us to CHAMPION the credit union and financial cooperative difference, CONNECT the global credit union community and EQUIP people with access to high quality and affordable financial services.

Do Good. Do Global Good. 

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