September 10, 2019

Exploring the Future for Credit Unions in Estonia

MADISON, Wis.—To find the future, you might not think to look in a small Eastern European nation tucked between Russia and the Baltic Sea. But that’s exactly where professionals from the Virginia Credit Union League (VCUL) and CULedger found it—in more ways than one—during an August WOCCU Global Classroom visit to Estonia.

August 27, 2019

WOCCU Delivers Financial Services to Venezuelan Migrants

MADISON, Wis.—A World Council of Credit Unions’ (WOCCU) pilot program is allowing hundreds of Venezuelan refugees living in Colombia to access savings and loans for the first time since fleeing a series of political crises in their home country.

August 22, 2019

Colorado Credit Unions Host Irish-American Exchange

BOULDER, Col.—Elevations Credit Union, in conjunction with Canvas Credit Union, hosted Ireland-based Core Credit Union Ltd. to explore strategy and best business practices during a three-day exchange—coordinated with the assistance of World Council of Credit Unions' President and CEO Brian Branch.

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.

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