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On behalf of our member organizations, we champion the credit union and cooperative financial institution model worldwide.

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July 07, 2017

2017 International Credit Union Day® Theme Announced

MADISON, WI — World Council of Credit Unions today announced the 2017 International Credit Union (ICU) Day® theme — "Dreams Thrive Here" — celebrating the spirit of the global credit union movement.  ICU Day is celebrated annually on the third Thursday of October and will take place this year on October 19. 

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The Future of Microlead

Examining the importance of savings mobilization and digital finance to further expand access to the unbanked, especially to rural women—based on lessons learned from our UNCDF programs in Rwanda and Liberia.


We advocate on behalf of the global cooperative financial movement

Regulatory burden impacts us all.  We advocate protect cooperative financial institution competitiveness to limit regulatory burden globally.

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23 - 26 July 2017

World CU Conference

The World Credit Union Conference is the premier global event for the credit union industry with the most take-home value. Attendees from around the globe include Board Members, CEO’s, Executive Directors, Senior Management and more. This is the only conference that has a global focus on improving lives through credit unions. We offer top-class educational sessions on key topics, networking opportunities without comparison and an excellent team-building environments that will facilitate and grow decision making.

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Advance credit unions worldwide through a donation to the Worldwide Foundation for Credit Unions. Your donation will allow us to CHAMPION the credit union difference, CONNECT the global credit union community and EQUIP people with access to high quality and affordable financial services.

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Spotlight: Rwanda

UNCDF Article "Savings to the Last Mile – Why Location Counts"

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