News Release Year
June 29, 2020
MADISON, Wis.—World Council of Credit Unions (WOCCU) will pilot a Gender Lens Investment (GLI) methodology for credit unions worldwide to integrate optimal systems that can connect women with needed capital.
June 25, 2020
PSCU Grows Partnership with Worldwide Foundation to Foster Leadership Equality and Digital Transformation Across the Movement
MADISON, Wis.—PSCU, a U.S.-based credit union service organization (CUSO) specializing in payments, has entered into a new agreement with Worldwide Foundation for Credit Unions focused on expanding the impact of two critical leadership development programs—the Global Women’s Leadership Network (GWLN) and the World Council Young Credit Union Professionals (WYCUP) program.
June 22, 2020
World Council of Credit Unions Launches Flagship Project for USAID’s Venezuela Regional Response Program
MADISON, Wis.—The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has selected World Council of Credit Unions (WOCCU) to implement the flagship project for its new Venezuela Regional Response Program—an effort to counter the regional impacts of the complex emergency stemming from Venezuela’s economic and political crises.
June 10, 2020
African-American Credit Union Coalition and World Council Commit to Global Credit Union Response to Racial Turmoil
MADISON, Wis.—Motivated to effect change in the wake of George Floyd’s death and the protests that followed across the United States, World Council of Credit Unions (WOCCU) welcomed hundreds of credit union professionals from across the globe to a June 9 webinar featuring Renée Sattiewhite, President and CEO of the African-American Credit Union Coalition (AACUC).
June 01, 2020
WASHINGTON—World Council of Credit Unions (World Council), the European Network of Credit Unions (ENCU) and the European Union Credit Union Parliamentary Interest Group (EUCUPIG) in two separate letters called for regulatory relief to allow credit unions in the European Union (EU) to play a critical role in the response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Credit unions have a history of providing critical services through disasters, emergencies and other disruptions by providing direct assistance to their members.
May 26, 2020
MADISON, Wis.—The World Council of Credit Unions’ Global Women’s Leadership Network (GWLN) awarded four scholarships to industry women to join the Network and to provide opportunities for professional development, networking and skill diversification.
May 08, 2020
DUBLIN—Credit unions have been named the most highly regarded organizations in Ireland according to the latest Ireland RepTrak® 2020 study carried out by The Reputations Agency. With a score of 83.7, credit unions took the top spot overall for their role as a trusted cornerstone of local communities with over 3.6 million members nationwide. This represents a return to the top spot for credit unions who finished second in last year’s poll after having come first in 2018.
May 04, 2020
MADISON, Wis.—With the COVID-19 crisis further exposing a major disparity between credit unions that offer digital financial services and those that do not, Worldwide Foundation for Credit Unions is looking to accelerate the digital transformation of credit unions worldwide through a new fundraising campaign.
April 29, 2020
MADISON, Wis.—On October 15, 2020, credit unions worldwide will be celebrating International Credit Union Day (ICU Day). Celebrated for the first time in 1948, this annual event raises global awareness for the credit union movement through outreach, volunteering, fundraising and other ICU Day-themed activities. Credit unions bring financial inclusion and a promising future to people all over the world, and ICU Day is a chance to spotlight and celebrate these achievements.