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Economic Inclusion Project Signs “Cooperation Agreement” with Central Bank of Ecuador

October 21, 2020

Economic Inclusion Project Signs “Cooperation Agreement” with Central Bank of Ecuador

QUITO, Ecuador—Officials with World Council of Credit Unions’ (WOCCU) Economic Inclusion Project and the Central Bank of Ecuador signed a cooperation agreement on October 20 to coordinate activities aimed at promoting financial inclusion among the Venezuelan migrant and refugee population, as well as vulnerable local residents in Ecuador.

WYCUP Celebrates 20 Years of Inspiring Hope for A Global Community

October 13, 2020

WYCUP Celebrates 20 Years of Inspiring Hope for A Global Community

MADISON, Wis.—World Council Young Credit Union Professionals’ (WYCUP) alumni and scholarship winners looked back on their achievements and ahead to future growth during a virtual 20th anniversary celebration featuring stories about the program’s influence from across the globe.

Global Credit Union Membership Grew 59% in 2010s to Surpass 291 Million

October 07, 2020

Global Credit Union Membership Grew 59% in 2010s to Surpass 291 Million

MADISON, Wis.—The international credit union movement added over 17 million members in 2019 to reach a new membership high of more than 291 million in 118 countries, according to World Council of Credit Unions’ 2019 Statistical Report.

Top U.S. Credit Union Regulator Calls Financial Inclusion the “Civil Rights Issue of Our Time”

September 22, 2020

Top U.S. Credit Union Regulator Calls Financial Inclusion the “Civil Rights Issue of Our Time”

MADISON, Wis.—The head of the independent financial regulatory agency that oversees the United States’ system of federally insured credit unions said leaders of the sector from across the globe are uniquely positioned to promote and encourage greater financial inclusion for all during a September 21 World Council of Credit Unions' webinar—An International Perspective on Financial Inclusion, Social Justice and Credit Union Advocacy.

40,000 Facemasks Donated by National Credit Union Federation of Korea Headed to Hundreds of Credit Unions Worldwide

September 08, 2020

40,000 Facemasks Donated by National Credit Union Federation of Korea Headed to Hundreds of Credit Unions Worldwide

MADISON, Wis.—40,000 thousand facemasks donated to World Council of Credit Unions by the National Credit Union Federation of Korea (NACUFOK) are heading to more than 30 countries to protect credit union employees and members from COVID-19.

Economic Inclusion Project Joins Local Partners to Assist Venezuelan Entrepreneurs, Professionals Living in Peru

September 03, 2020

Economic Inclusion Project Joins Local Partners to Assist Venezuelan Entrepreneurs, Professionals Living in Peru

LIMA—World Council of Credit Unions’ Economic Inclusion Project and its partners in Peru are assisting Peruvians and helping Venezuelan migrants—ranging from aspiring entrepreneurs to trained medical doctors—by restoring their livelihoods.  

New Haiti HOME Effort Seeks to Connect Private Developers with Investors from Haitian Diaspora

August 27, 2020

New Haiti HOME Effort Seeks to Connect Private Developers with Investors from Haitian Diaspora

MADISON, Wis.—World Council of Credit Unions’ (WOCCU) Haiti Home Ownership and Mortgage Expansion (HOME) Project has launched a new investment raising vehicle for the Haitian affordable housing sector.

CAP Project Expansion Will Increase Credit Union Lending for Small Farmers, Support New Regulatory Framework in Ukraine

August 20, 2020

CAP Project Expansion Will Increase Credit Union Lending for Small Farmers, Support New Regulatory Framework in Ukraine

MADISON, Wis.—The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) approved in August an extension of World Council of Credit Unions’ (WOCCU) Credit for Agriculture Producers (CAP) Project in Ukraine through March 2023.

WOCCU Signs Cooperation Agreement for Credit Union Development with Members from Brazil, Poland

August 05, 2020

WOCCU Signs Cooperation Agreement for Credit Union Development with Members from Brazil, Poland

MADISON, Wis.—World Council of Credit Unions signed a cooperation agreement this week with two of its most dynamic members to facilitate the exchange of best practices in credit union development.

WOCCU International COVID-19 Response Committee to Identify, Share Best Practices with Credit Unions

August 04, 2020

WOCCU International COVID-19 Response Committee to Identify, Share Best Practices with Credit Unions

MADISON, Wis.—World Council of Credit Unions has established a new committee dedicated to identifying best practices and strategies that credit unions around the globe can utilize in their response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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