August 16, 2019

Innovative Loans Enable Kenyan Farmers to Access Climate-Smart Irrigation

MADISON, Wis.—A farmers’ cooperative in rural Kenya commissioned a new crop irrigation system Wednesday—made possible through an agricultural lending product developed by World Council of Credit Unions (WOCCU) and the Kenya Union of Savings and Credit Co-operatives Ltd. (KUSCCO).

August 08, 2019

WOCCU Delivers Financial Services to Over 250,000 Colombians

MADISON, WI—After exceeding initial expectations nine months ahead of schedule, World Council of Credit Unions concluded its Financial Inclusion Project at the Border with Venezuela in August—reaching a total of 253,055 rural, low-income Colombians with financial services. Nearly half of them are now included in the formal financial system for the first time.

August 01, 2019

2019 World Credit Union Conference Exceeds Expectations

NASSAU—The 2019 World Credit Union Conference concluded Wednesday with a Caribbean-themed closing party that put the finishing touches on a spectacular four-day event at the Atlantis Resort.

July 31, 2019

WYCUP Program Awards Five Scholarships to WCUC 2020

NASSAU—Five young credit union professionals from four different countries are each leaving The Bahamas with a scholarship that includes an all-expense paid trip to Los Angeles for the 2020 World Credit Union Conference.

July 30, 2019

WOCCU and Visa: Collaborating on Payments Innovation for Kenya

NASSAU—World Council of Credit Unions (WOCCU) and Visa not only see the need for both Kenyan consumers, and small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to have more access to digital financial tools—they’re also working together to come up with an innovative solution.

July 29, 2019

Project Storm Break Surpasses $100,000 Goal

NASSAU—More than a dozen credit unions stepped up to help the World Council’s charitable fundraising arm—Worldwide Foundation for Credit Unions—surpass its goal of raising $100,000 for a disaster relief fund that impacted credit unions can access in the immediate aftermath of a natural disaster.

July 29, 2019

Credit Union Professionals Learn About Challenges/Opportunities Presented by Future Technologies

NASSAU—World Council of Credit Unions President and CEO Brian Branch channeled 6th-century BC Chinese Philosopher Lao-Tzu for his “State of the Movement” presentation during Monday morning’s general session at the 2019 World Credit Union Conference.

July 28, 2019

2019 World Credit Union Conference Opens in The Bahamas

NASSAU—World Council of Credit Unions welcomed thousands of credit union professionals to Atlantis Resort for the opening ceremonies of the 2019 World Credit Union Conference (WCUC)—which included a Sunday keynote speaker for the first time in the event’s history.

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July 28, 2019

Credit Union Women, Young Professionals Dive into Diversity & Inclusion

NASSAU—Members of two World Council of Credit Unions’ programs aimed at reaching young professionals and women engaged in action planning and learning sessions during forums focused on diversity and inclusion at Atlantis Resort in The Bahamas.

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