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Insight on the global credit union movement

The World Council of Credit Unions newsroom is designed to provide you with easy access to educational and informational resources about the organization, its mission and the global credit union movement. World Council is the only organization representing credit unions in developed and developing countries on a global scale and we hope our Newsroom will become your key to understanding the operations and potential of this exciting movement.

Who we are

World Council of Credit Unions is the global trade association and development agency for credit unions. World Council promotes the sustainable development of credit unions and other financial cooperatives around the world to empower people through access to high quality and affordable financial services. World Council advocates on behalf of the global credit union system before international organizations and works with national governments to improve legislation and regulation. Its technical assistance programs introduce new tools and technologies to strengthen credit unions' financial performance and increase their outreach.

Media contact

Pepi Dougherty
Telephone: +1-608-395-2032
Email: jdougherty@woccu.org

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Credit Union World
 Credit Union World


Stay informed about the international credit union movement with
World Council of Credit Unions' magazine.

Available in English and Spanish online.
Printed copies
available only in English.


Annual Report
Annual Report 2013


In 2013, our top global challenges were more universal than ever before: increased regulatory burden, payments innovation, young adult membership growth and small credit union sustainability. In response, World Council continued to build a global community full of opportunities to share effective strategies and lessons that tackle these shared challenges.


Statistical Report
Statistical Report


Credit union organizations from 103 countries provided data for World Council's 2013 Statistical Report. The report shows an estimated 208 million people worldwide are served by 56,904 financial cooperatives.


Technical Guides
Mobile Technology


World Council's development programs are highlighted regularly in the Technical Guide series, designed to inform readers about the unique situations and challenges each World Council program presents, as well as chronicling each program's achievements.


Model Law & Regulations for Credit Unions


Model Law for Credit Unions provides a sample legislative framework to aid in preparing and seeking approval of laws.

Guide to International Credit Union Legislation contains credit union legislative and regulatory summaries for over 100 countries and political provinces.

Model Regulations


Model Regulations for Credit Unions provides a starting point for implementing quality regulatory standards for credit unions. It is based on World Council's extensive international development experience and documented best practices. The regulation matrix contains real world examples of regulations from 18 developing and developed credit union sectors.


Research


Research monographs present the findings of credit union research and studies carried out through World Council's credit union development activities.


FOCUS


Get a snapshot of the difference World Council programs are making in various countries throughout the world.


International Credit Union Principles


The International Credit Union Principles are the foundation for how credit unions differ from other financial institutions. The principles provide frameworks for credit union operations, governance and safety and soundness.

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Videos From The Field

Bringing the Credit Union to the Member


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40 Years of Service

World Council of Credit Unions: 40 Years of Service


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Voice of Haiti

Voices of Haiti - Glimmers of Hope


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Saving for Change in Mexico
Saving for Change in Mexico

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Subsistence to Sustainability: Kenyan Credit Unions Make the Link
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Peru
Peru: Value Chain
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Bolivia
Ecuador: A Reason to Believe
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Uganda
Uganda: One Seedling at a Time
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Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka: Credit Unions Rebuild
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Cambodia
Cambodia: Communities Coming Together
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Bolivia
Bolivia: Credit Unions Reaching the Rural Poor
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USAID interviews Luis Jimenez

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