Making a Difference

The work of the World Council of Credit Unions makes a direct impact on the global credit union movement through the global trade association, our development platform and our foundation.

Trade Association

On behalf of our member organizations in nearly 60 countries, we advocate internationally to achieve a better legislative and regulatory outcome for credit unions, other financial cooperatives and their members. We provide education and global networking for the exchange of information and ideas.

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The Worldwide Foundation for Credit Unions is the charitable arm of the World Council. The Worldwide Foundation's mantra, "Do Good. Do Global Good." is all about financial empowerment through the credit union movement. It is the apex institution for the global credit union movement, helping credit unions solve a myriad of issues that help them grow, strengthen and be increasingly accessible to their members and community.

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Development Programs

Our development programs promote financial inclusion worldwide. Since 1971, we have implemented nearly 300 technical assistance programs in 89 countries to build safe and sound financial cooperatives with affordable, pro-poor financial products and services.

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