June 21, 2018

Worldwide Foundation & Illinois Credit Union System Activate Guatemala Relief Fund

MADISON, Wis – The Worldwide Foundation for Credit Unions, in partnership with the Illinois Credit Union System (Illinois Credit Union League and ICUL Service Corporation), is putting a call out to the movement to aid our Guatemalan peer credit unions, their employees and members to provide immediate disaster relief support.

June 05, 2018

Worldwide Foundation for Credit Unions Launches New Website

MADISON, Wis. — The Worldwide Foundation for Credit Unions (WF), the official philanthropic arm of the World Council recently launched its new website, DoGlobalGood.org and tagline, Do Good. Do Global Good., as a new vehicle for credit unions to participate in the global credit union movement. 

April 30, 2018

CULedger Joins World Council

MADISON, Wis. — The World Council of Credit Unions Board of Directors unanimously approved the membership application for CULedger in the first quarter of 2018.

April 26, 2018

Early Bird Deadline Approaching for World Credit Union Conference

MADISON, Wis. — Time is running out to take advantage of early bird registration savings for World Council of Credit Unions' 2018 World Credit Union Conference in Singapore, 15–18 July. The registration fee will increase US$200 per attendee after 11 May.

April 25, 2018

World Council Urges Increased Private-Sector Input During Anti-Money Laundering Evaluations to Reduce Regulatory Burden

VIENNA — World Council of Credit Unions (World Council) engaged the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) during the FATF’s Private Sector Consultative Forum held April 23-24, 2018 at the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime in Vienna to urge increased engagement with the private sector during evaluations of national anti-money laundering/countering the financing of terrorism (AML/CFT) regulations. The FATF, which is based in Paris, France, is the global standard setting body for AML/CFT rules and conducts periodic “mutual evaluations” of national-level AML/CFT supervision. The FATF’s mutual evaluation of the United States of America’s Bank Secrecy Act regulations and guidance is expected to begin this summer.

April 23, 2018

Kazakhstan Agro-Industrial Association Joins World Council

MADISON, Wis. — The World Council of Credit Unions (WOCCU) Board of Directors unanimously approved the membership application for the Credit Unions of Agro-Industrial Association of Kazakhstan in the first quarter of 2018. 

April 16, 2018

World Council now offers online learning courses

MADISON, Wis. – The World Council of Credit Unions (WOCCU) announces new online learning programs, bolstering organized, educational offerings for its members and the global credit union community.

April 11, 2018

World Council of Credit Unions named to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors

MADISON, Wis. — The World Council of Credit Unions has been named to the National Registry of Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Sponsors, offered by the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA). The status of a registered sponsor affirms the commitment to the delivery of high quality continuing professional education in compliance with the program requirements of the National Registry of CPE Sponsors, as well as the Statement on Standards for Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Programs published jointly by NASBA and American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA).

April 05, 2018

The Global Classroom: Experience, Enlighten, Excel

MADISON, Wis. — The World Council of Credit Unions has restructured its menu of educational opportunities under the umbrella of The Global Classroom Initiative. This new format expands opportunities for credit union professionals to explore impactful initiatives, establish international relationships and address the shared challenges facing financial cooperatives around the world. Encompassing a variety of educational and networking activities - including immersion and e-learning programs, regional workshops, mini-summits, youth leadership exchanges and partnership collaboration – The Global Classroom creates a unique environment for learning and networking.

March 27, 2018

European Parliamentarians Support Regulatory Relief for Credit Unions

BRUSSELS — The European Parliament Credit Union Interest Group met on 27 March with the European Network of Credit Unions to hold a Round Table Discussion on the Banking Reform Package and Exempted entities and ways to provide regulatory relief for credit unions.  Credit unions currently operate in a number of European countries including the Republic of Ireland, Estonia, Romania, Poland, the United Kingdom and Macedonia.  They contribute to the European social economy by supporting thousands of communities and more than 7 million European households with financial services.

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