June 17, 2019

96% of Venezuelans in Colombia Border Region Lack Access to Financial Services

MADISON, Wis.—96% of Venezuelan nationals who fled to Colombia to escape violence and economic collapse have no access to formal financial services—despite nearly half saying they crossed the border more than a year ago.

June 11, 2019

CU Executives from Peru, El Salvador Participate in Pasantia Técnica

MADISON, Wis.—A dozen executives from Latin American financial cooperatives are collaborating with colleagues from Denver-area credit unions this week to explore ways to improve member access to—and experience with—digital financial services.

June 10, 2019

WYCUP Aims to Replicate SICREDI Youth Committees Worldwide

MADISON, Wis.—Members of the World Council Young Credit Union Professionals (WYCUP) Program aim to replicate a model for youth committees established by the largest credit union system in Brazil and expand it worldwide.

May 31, 2019

Andrew Price Named New Head of Advocacy

MADISON, Wis.—World Council of Credit Unions (WOCCU) is pleased to announce the promotion of Andrew Price to Vice President of Advocacy—putting him in charge of advocating on behalf of the global credit union and financial cooperative movement at the international level.

May 29, 2019

WOCCU Chair Receives "Ambassador Award"

PORTLAND, Ore.—The credit union movement stands for a lot of things—customized service, community involvement and better rates, to be sure. But look too closely and you might miss the deeper, more fundamental core of the movement at work: connecting and elevating people to help each of them grow.

May 23, 2019

Global Women’s Leadership Network Awards Six Scholarships

MADISON, Wis.—The World Council of Credit Unions’ Global Women’s Leadership Network (GWLN) awarded six scholarships to industry women to join the Network and to provide opportunities for professional development, networking and diversifying skill sets through participation in the 2019 World Credit Union Conference.

May 22, 2019

Worldwide Foundation Launches New Video, Redesigned Website

MADISON, Wis.—The Worldwide Foundation for Credit Unions has released a new video highlighting the international development projects, learning initiatives and disaster relief efforts World Council for Credit Unions (WOCCU) administers through the global credit union movement.

May 20, 2019

Young Professional Exchange Kicks Off in Brazil

CURITIBA, Brazil—SICREDI, the largest credit union system in Brazil, is hosting more than 150 young credit union professionals from across the Americas this week as part of World Council of Credit Unions’ (WOCCU) Young Professional Exchange Program.  

May 15, 2019

Going the extra mile (or 4,000) for credit union members

PORTLAND, Ore.Unitus Community Credit Union takes their “cooperative” identity seriously—very seriously. Not content to cooperate merely with their city, state, or even national community, they have yet again extended the bounds of their collaborations. This time, they hosted a Contact Center Manager from a Colombian cooperative to a one-week intensive crash course to both learn and teach ways to better serve members.

May 08, 2019

WOCCU Urges Reduced Regulatory Burden for AML/CFT Requirements

VIENNA—World Council of Credit Unions (WOCCU) urged the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) to embrace proportionality in the application of anti-money laundering/countering the financing of terrorism (AML/CFT) regulations at the group’s Private Sector Consultative Forum, held May 6-7 at the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. FATF is the global standard setting body for AML/CFT rules and conducts periodic “mutual evaluations” of national-level AML/CFT supervision.

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