News Release Year
January 26, 2021
MADISON, Wis.—Worldwide Foundation for Credit Unions is launching its annual awareness and fundraising campaign called “Bridge the Gap” to help the global credit union movement bridge four key inclusion gaps that have been further exposed by the COVID-19 pandemic.
January 14, 2021
MADISON, Wis.—World Council of Credit Unions congratulates its President and CEO Brian Branch upon the announcement of his retirement, effective July 2021.
January 07, 2021
WASHINGTON—World Council of Credit Unions continued in 2020 to successfully advocate before international standard setting bodies on behalf of the global financial cooperative movement. Here are World Council’s Top 10 International Advocacy Success Stories of the year.
December 21, 2020
World Council is looking for the brightest minds shaping the direction of the financial services industry to participate in the virtual 2021 World Credit Union Conference from 14–21 July.
November 24, 2020
MADISON, Wis. — World Council of Credit Unions’ 2021 World Credit Union Conference, originally set to be held in Glasgow, Scotland from 11-14, July, will now be hosted virtually. The online event will take place from 14-21, July 2021.
November 10, 2020
WOCCU Credit for Agriculture Producers’ (CAP) Project Helps National Bank of Ukraine Set Regulatory Framework for Credit Unions
MADISON, Wis.—World Council of Credit Unions’ (WOCCU) Credit for Agriculture Producers’ (CAP) Project is supporting the National Bank of Ukraine in its revision of the country’s credit union regulations by employing its expert analysis, and facilitating a series of meetings with regulators in neighboring countries to align the regulations with European Union (EU) standards and best practices.
November 02, 2020
MADISON, Wis.—More than 130 credit union women from five continents engaged with industry experts, thought leaders and one another to learn more about leadership skills, and personal and financial wellness at the Global Women’s Leadership Network’s (GWLN) 2020 Executive Readiness Summit, held October 28-30.
October 21, 2020
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.
October 13, 2020
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.
October 07, 2020
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.