2022 Digital Growth Award Nominations Open

World Council member associations and credit unions are encouraged to apply

February 10, 2022

MADISON, Wis.—Nominations are open for World Council of Credit Unions’ 2022 Digital Growth Award, which will recognize one or more member credit union associations or individual member credit unions for successfully working toward our Challenge 2025 goal of expanding digital transformation across the globe.   

Nominees must show they have implemented a digital solution(s) that is:

  • Inclusive: It expanded financial inclusion by reaching members of underserved communities. 
  • Innovative: It was groundbreaking for your organization by reducing costs, streamlining operations or improving member experience. 
  • Scalable: It can be scaled up for use or replication by other credit union associations or credit unions in your country or region.

"All nominations will be reviewed by an independent panel of judges who are at the forefront of fintech innovation and development,” said World Council President and CEO Elissa McCarter LaBorde. “We encourage applicants to demonstrate how their digital solutions help reach underserved populations and can contribute to how our global credit union community leads in the future."

WOCCU presented the first Digital Growth Award in 2021 to the Asian Confederation of Credit Unions (ACCU), the Philippine Federation of Credit Cooperatives (PFCCO) and the National Association of Credit Cooperatives (NATCCO - Philippines) for their collaborative work on the Kaya Payment Platform

2022 nominations must be submitted by a World Council member association by 5:00 p.m. (17:00) U.S. Central Standard Time on Friday, April 1.  

Digital Growth Award recipients will be recognized at World Council’s Annual General Meeting on Monday, July 18, at the 2022 World Credit Union Conference in Glasgow, Scotland.  

To nominate a credit union association or credit union for a 2022 Digital Growth Award, click here.  

World Council of Credit Unions is the global trade association and development platform for credit unions. World Council promotes the sustainable development of credit unions and other financial cooperatives around the world to empower people through access to high quality and affordable financial services. World Council advocates on behalf of the global credit union system before international organizations and works with national governments to improve legislation and regulation. Its technical assistance programs introduce new tools and technologies to strengthen credit unions' financial performance and increase their outreach.

World Council has implemented 300+ technical assistance programs in 90 countries. Worldwide, 82,758 credit unions in 97 countries serve 404 million people. Learn more about World Council's impact around the world at

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Contact: Greg Neumann
Organization: World Council of Credit Unions
Phone: +1 608-395-2048

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