June 25, 2019

GWLN Welcomes First Sister Society from India

MADISON, Wis.—India becomes the 20th country to launch a Global Women’s Leadership Network (GWLN) Sister Society, with women from the Maharashtra State Federation of Cooperative Credit Societies (MAFCOCS) and Kalyani Mahila Nagari Cooperative Credit Society forming a chapter in Nashik—a city of about 1.4 million people in the western state of Maharashtra.

June 25, 2019

Worldwide Foundation Launches Monthly Giving Program

MADISON, Wis.—Worldwide Foundation for Credit Unions—the international development and charitable arm of World Council for Credit Unions—now offers a monthly giving option to Champion supporters who want to change the world through credit unions and the cooperative model.

June 17, 2019

96% of Venezuelans Surveyed 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.  

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