February 13, 2019

WOCCU pursues digital financial inclusion for 50 million-plus people across Asia

MADISON, Wis.—Worldwide Foundation for Credit Unions, the social impact affiliate of the World Council of Credit Unions (WOCCU) dedicated to financial inclusion, has launched a project to design interoperable, open-loop, low-cost, real-time payment platforms for its global network of credit unions across Asia, exploring the use of the Mojaloop open-source platform.

February 07, 2019

World Council Welcomes New Communications Lead

MADISON, Wis.—World Council of Credit Unions (WOCCU) has named Greg Neumann as its new Corporate Communications Manager. Along with directing the tactical and strategic management of World Council’s communication efforts, Neumann also will work to build WOCCU’s visibility around the globe. 

February 06, 2019

Sunday Keynote Speaker Announced

MADISON, Wis. — World Council of Credit Unions is thrilled to announce an addition to the 2019 World Credit Union Conference agenda with a Sunday night keynote speaker. Connie Dieken will headline the Opening Ceremony on Sunday with a presentation on Influencing Change. Her presentation kicks off the premier credit union event in The Bahamas, 28-31 July. 

January 24, 2019

World Council’s Top 10 Advocacy Successes of 2018

WASHINGTON—Advocacy is a key component of our mission at the World Council as we recognize the importance of limiting regulatory burdens for credit unions across the globe.  In 2018, we continued to advocate international standard setting bodies on behalf of the global financial cooperative movement. Here are the top 10 success stories the year.

January 16, 2019

Basel Committee Adopts World Council-Advocated Simplified Approach for Market Risk

BASEL—The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (Basel Committee) on January 14th finalized amendments to the Basel III market risk framework which introduce a simplified approach supported by World Council of Credit Unions (World Council) that will help limit regulatory burdens on credit unions and other community-based depository institutions.

January 14, 2019

Nominations Open for World Council’s 2019 Distinguished Service Award

MADISON, Wis. — Nominations are open for the World Council of Credit Unions 2019 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 2019 World Credit Union Conference, July 28-31, 2019, in the Bahamas. 

January 10, 2019

World Council’s Global Women’s Leadership Network Celebrates 10 Years

MADISON, Wis. — The Global Women’s Leadership Network (GWLN) begins 2019 with its 10-year anniversary announcing record growth and recognizing GWLN champions. The World Council of Credit Unions (WOCCU) premier program was established in 2009 to provide credit union women with the opportunity to network and make a measurable difference in the lives of each other, in the lives of members and within their communities.

January 08, 2019

Nominations Open for World Council Young Credit Union Professionals Scholarship

MADISON, Wis. — World Council of Credit Unions seeks nominations from its member organizations for the World Council Young Credit Union Professionals (WYCUP) scholarship program, an international networking and educational opportunity for emerging credit union leaders. Nominations are due May 31, 2019. Scholarship awards and the WYCUP program will take place at the 2019 World Credit Union Conference (WCUC), July 28-31, 2019, in the Bahamas. The WYCUP program, as part of the Diversity & Inclusion conference track, is dedicated to advancing young leaders worldwide and leverages opportunities presented by the WCUC to promote professional development throughout the conference week. Up to five recipients will be awarded WYCUP scholarships for an all-expense-paid trip to the 2020 World Credit Union Conference.

December 12, 2018

Basel Committee Reduces Disclosure Burdens as Urged by World Council

WASHINGTON – The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (Basel Committee) has exempted credit unions and other community-based depository institutions from many aspects of its disclosure rules and has made other disclosure requirements optional at the national-level, as World Council of Credit Unions (World Council) urged in comments filed earlier this year. The Committee issued the new disclosure rules, which are part of the Basel III international risk-based capital and liquidity standard, on December 12th.

November 27, 2018

European Parliamentarians Discuss Regulatory Relief for Credit Unions

BRUSSELS — The European Parliament Credit Union Interest Group met on 27 November with the European Network of Credit Unions on limiting regulatory burdens on credit unions to help promoting access to financial services for ordinary Europeans.  The Interest Group, a caucus for Members of the European Parliament (MEP) who support credit unions, held the meeting at the European Parliament's Espace Léopold in Brussels.

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