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.

May 07, 2019

WOCCU Adds Two New Members

MADISON, Wis.—World Council of Credit Unions is proud to announce the addition of another national credit union association from Europe and a technology solutions company from Asia to its growing list of members.

April 30, 2019

WOCCU Digital Financial Inclusion Highlighted at Global Summit

MADISON, Wis.—World Council of Credit Unions’ (WOCCU) and the Asian Confederation of Credit Unions’ (ACCU) interoperable payment initiative connecting credit unions across Asia figured prominently into a discussion about digital financial services at the Innovate Finance Global Summit (IFGS) 2019 in London.

April 29, 2019

WOCCU Launches Digital Transformation Lab

MADISON, Wis.—World Council of Credit Unions (WOCCU) is proud to unveil our Digital Transformation Lab, a virtual platform that allows us to feature the very latest digital transformation components being used in our development projects worldwide—and to engage our members and partners to share their own experiences, so we can all learn from each other.

April 25, 2019

World Council Launches Virtual Conference

MADISON, Wis—For the first time in the history of the World Credit Union Conference (WCUC), educational content will be recorded and available for online viewing after the conference. Our new WCUC On-Demand platform offers the opportunity for industry professionals to access valuable conference content, regardless if they attend the conference in person or not.

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April 22, 2019

Conference Early Bird Deadline Approaching

MADISON, Wis.—Time is running out to take advantage of registration savings for the 2019 World Credit Union Conference in The Bahamas, 28–31 July. The registration fee will increase US$200 per attendee after Friday, 10 May 2019.

April 19, 2019

Credit Union Leagues from Indiana, Dominica Sign Agreement

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind—John McKenzie, President of the Indiana Credit Union League (ICUL), and Phoenix Belfield, General Manager of the Dominica Co-operative Societies League Ltd. (DCSLL), signed a historic cooperation agreement to foster greater collaboration between the two credit union movements. The agreement will span areas of technical cooperation, sharing of best practices and strategic initiatives to benefit both movements.

April 15, 2019

Australia Study Trip Concludes with Credit Union Dialogs

MADISON, Wis.—A World Council of Credit Unions’ delegation of U.S. credit union industry executives wrapped up its week-long Australia Credit Union Study Trip with field visits to six different credit unions—learning about several issues that have impacts at the branch level.

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