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January 14, 2020

Turks and Caicos Government Joins World Council

MADISON, Wis.—Turks and Caicos Islands Government has joined World Council of Credit Unions (WOCCU) as an Associate Member to initiate the development and introduction of credit unions to its people.

January 08, 2020

Nominations Open for World Council’s 2020 Distinguished Service Award

MADISON, Wis.—Nominations are open for the World Council of Credit Unions' 2020 Distinguished Service Award (DSA). The prestigious award honors individuals and organizations that have provided outstanding service to credit union development outside their home country. DSA winners will be presented at the 2020 Joint Credit Union Conference, July 19-22, 2020, in Los Angeles.

January 06, 2020

UPDATE: Australia’s Customer Owned Banking Sector Responds to the Bushfire Emergency

SYDNEY—Australia’s mutual banks, credit unions and building societies are expressing their deepest sympathies to those impacted by the devastating bushfire emergency across the country and stand ready to assist customers who are impacted. 

December 26, 2019

Live Demonstrations in Indonesia and The Philippines Advance Digital Financial Inclusion Project

MADISON, Wis.—The Worldwide Foundation for Credit Unions joined its partners in Asia this month to demonstrate a real-time, interoperable payment system for credit unions during live events in The Philippines and Indonesia.

December 17, 2019

Costa Rican CU Professionals Learn About New Innovations in California

SAN DIEGO—Credit union leaders and volunteers from Costa Rica-based CoopeAnde No. 1 recently visited four San Diego area credit unions as part of the World Council of Credit Unions’ Immersion Learning Program.

December 11, 2019

Ukraine Approves Regulatory Changes Supported by WOCCU/USAID

MADISON, Wis.—Ukraine’s Ministry of Justice has approved a new set of financial standards developed with significant support from senior experts at the World Council of Credit Unions/USAID Credit for Agriculture Producers (CAP) Project.

December 03, 2019

Basel Committee Reinforces Need for Proportional Credit Union Regulations

MADISON, Wis.—National-level financial regulators are being urged to tailor a set of key international standards when applying them to credit unions—a position long advocated for by World Council of Credit Unions (WOCCU) on behalf of its members.

November 20, 2019

WOCCU, CUNA Thank Lawmakers for USAID Letter on Procurement Reform

WASHINGTON—A bipartisan letter signed by members of the U.S. House of Representatives was delivered to U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green this week, urging the agency to complete its procurement reform process in a manner that ensures a fair and substantial proportion of its awards and contracts are awarded to small, U.S.-based not-for-profit organizations, such as credit unions. The letter was composed by Rep. Brad Sherman (D-California).

November 19, 2019

World Council & Credit Union National Association Join Forces in Los Angeles, USA

MADISON, Wis., and WASHINGTON  – World Council of Credit Unions and Credit Union National Association (CUNA) are combining efforts to bring together top business and credit union leaders from around the world. Credit union leaders representing over 60 countries will converge in Los Angeles for World Moving: A Joint Credit Union Conference, 19-22 July 2020. The conference provides an unparalleled opportunity to network, learn and discover new ways to bring value to members.

November 12, 2019

World Council Applauds Tailored EU Credit Union Regulations

BRUSSELS—The European Network of Credit Unions (ENCU) met this week with some key Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) to discuss challenges facing credit unions in the European Union (EU)—and some key regulatory items coming up in the Parliament’s new legislative term.

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