November 07, 2018

Inscripción abierta para la Conferencia Mundial de Cooperativas de Ahorro y Crédito

El Atlantis Resort en Paradise Island de las Bahamas será la sede de la Conferencia Mundial de Cooperativas de Ahorro y Crédito 2019, del 28 al 31 de julio.

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October 29, 2018

Registration Open for the World Credit Union Conference

MADISON, Wis. — Attend the premier global credit union education and networking event offered by the financial services industry. World Council of Credit Unions and The Caribbean Confederation of Credit Unions have opened registration for the annual World Credit Union Conference to be held 28 – 31 July 2019 in The Bahamas, at the Atlantis Resort. For more information and to register visit www.wcuc.org. World Council members who register by 10 May 2019 save US$300 on their conference registration.

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October 25, 2018

VyStar Credit Union Joins the Worldwide Foundation for Credit Unions as a Gold-Level Supporter

MADISON, Wis. — VyStar Credit Union, headquartered in Jacksonville, Fla., is the latest Florida credit union to join the World Council of Credit Unions (WOCCU), through its Worldwide Foundation for Credit Unions, as a new gold-level supporter in response to the 2018 International Credit Union (ICU) Day Challenge. Gold-level supporter status reflects a significant partnership between WOCCU and VyStar, in which both entities receive value and engagement experiences that aim to advance the strategic goals of each participant.   

October 25, 2018

VyStar Credit Union Joins the Worldwide Foundation for Credit Unions as a Gold-Level Supporter

MADISON, Wis. — VyStar Credit Union, headquartered in Jacksonville, Fla., is the latest Florida credit union to join the World Council of Credit Unions (WOCCU), through its Worldwide Foundation for Credit Unions, as a new gold-level supporter in response to the 2018 International Credit Union (ICU) Day Challenge. Gold-level supporter status reflects a significant partnership between WOCCU and VyStar, in which both entities receive value and engagement experiences that aim to advance the strategic goals of each participant.   

October 21, 2018

Stress Testing Reg Burdens Made “Proportional” at World Council’s Urging

WASHINGTON - The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (Basel Committee) on October 17th issued a revised Stress Testing Principles standard that will significantly reduce the regulatory burdens of stress tests on credit unions and other community-based financial cooperatives.   World Council of Credit Unions (World Council) earlier this year urged the “proportional” approach to stress testing adopted by the Basel Committee.  Stress tests of credit unions and other community-based cooperative depository institutions are based on this Basel Committee standard and will now be implemented by regulators on a more proportionate basis, based on the size, complexity, resources and risk profile of the institution. 

October 17, 2018

USAID Awards World Council Cooperative Development Program – Technology and Innovation for Financial Inclusion

MADISON, Wis. — The World Council of Credit Unions (WOCCU) has been awarded funding from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) for the Cooperative Development Program – Technology and Innovation for Financial Inclusion (CDP TIFI). 

October 16, 2018

New Program Director Takes Lead at Global Women’s Leadership Network

MADISON, Wis. — Eleni Giakoumopoulos has been named as the Program Director for the Global Women’s Leadership Network (GWLN) at the World Council of Credit Unions (WOCCU). Under the supervision of the Chief Operating Officer, Giakoumopoulos will be responsible for directing the professional development programming, expanding GWLN Sister Societies, and growing membership in the U.S. and internationally. GWLN is the industry's only international platform dedicated to addressing and facilitating greater gender balance among leadership positions.

October 15, 2018

Global Credit Union Movement Surpasses 260 million

MADISON, Wis. — The World Council of Credit Unions has released its newest Statistical Report, which provides membership and financial data as of December 2017 from credit unions and other financial cooperatives worldwide. This year's report includes information from 89,026 credit unions serving over 260 million members in 117 countries.

October 04, 2018

Worldwide Foundation for Credit Unions Launches 2018 ICU Day Challenge

MADISON, Wis. — The Worldwide Foundation for Credit Unions, the charitable arm of the World Council of Credit Unions, urges credit unions everywhere to expand the footprint of their efforts to improve member’s lives at home and abroad through a new initiative: the 2018 ICU Day Challenge.

September 12, 2018

World Council Allies with Ridge Global Cybersecurity Institute to Offer Cybersecurity Oversight for Executives Course

WASHINGTON, D.C. World Council of Credit Unions (WOCCU), in collaboration with Gov. Tom Ridge, the first U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security and Chairman of the Ridge Global Cybersecurity Institute, today announced the launch of the Cybersecurity Oversight for Executives course. The Ridge Global Cybersecurity Institute is a go-to source for all cybersecurity related services. World Council is the leading voice for advocacy and governance on behalf of the international credit union community. Together, the two organizations are proud to release an online cybersecurity certificate program tailored for executives in the credit union industry. 

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