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February 12, 2020

WYCUP Scholarship Age Limit Raised to 40

MADISON, Wis.—Nominations are open for the 2020 World Council Young Credit Union Professionals’ (WYCUP) Scholarship—an annual award aimed at emerging credit union leaders around the globe.

February 06, 2020

Expansive Growth of GWLN Sister Societies Continues

MADISON, Wis.—Meeting its goal of establishing 100 Sister Societies by the end of 2019 hasn’t slowed down World Council’s Global Women’s Leadership Network (GWLN).

January 30, 2020

A Deep Dive into Sicredi’s Innovative Youth Committees

BRAZIL—Members of the World Council Young Credit Union Professionals (WYCUP) program are in the middle of a week-long immersion trip designed to foster the creation of a toolkit that can be used to replicate the Sicredi Youth Committee model at credit unions across the globe.

January 14, 2020

Turks and Caicos Government Joins World Council

MADISON, Wis.—Turks and Caicos Islands Government has joined World Council of Credit Unions (WOCCU) as an Associate Member to initiate the development and introduction of credit unions to its people.

January 08, 2020

Nominations Open for World Council’s 2020 Distinguished Service Award

MADISON, Wis.—Nominations are open for the World Council of Credit Unions' 2020 Distinguished Service Award (DSA). The prestigious award honors individuals and organizations that have provided outstanding service to credit union development outside their home country. DSA winners will be presented at the 2020 Joint Credit Union Conference, July 19-22, 2020, in Los Angeles.

January 06, 2020

UPDATE: Australia’s Customer Owned Banking Sector Responds to the Bushfire Emergency

SYDNEY—Australia’s mutual banks, credit unions and building societies are expressing their deepest sympathies to those impacted by the devastating bushfire emergency across the country and stand ready to assist customers who are impacted. 

December 26, 2019

Live Demonstrations in Indonesia and The Philippines Advance Digital Financial Inclusion Project

MADISON, Wis.—The Worldwide Foundation for Credit Unions joined its partners in Asia this month to demonstrate a real-time, interoperable payment system for credit unions during live events in The Philippines and Indonesia.

December 17, 2019

Costa Rican CU Professionals Learn About New Innovations in California

SAN DIEGO—Credit union leaders and volunteers from Costa Rica-based CoopeAnde No. 1 recently visited four San Diego area credit unions as part of the World Council of Credit Unions’ Immersion Learning Program.

December 11, 2019

Ukraine Approves Regulatory Changes Supported by WOCCU/USAID

MADISON, Wis.—Ukraine’s Ministry of Justice has approved a new set of financial standards developed with significant support from senior experts at the World Council of Credit Unions/USAID Credit for Agriculture Producers (CAP) Project.

December 03, 2019

Basel Committee Reinforces Need for Proportional Credit Union Regulations

MADISON, Wis.—National-level financial regulators are being urged to tailor a set of key international standards when applying them to credit unions—a position long advocated for by World Council of Credit Unions (WOCCU) on behalf of its members.

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