PSCU Grows Partnership with Worldwide Foundation to Foster Leadership Equality and Digital Transformation Across the Movement
Payments CUSO sponsors GWLN, WYCUP programs
June 25, 2020
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.
Through this agreement, PSCU will leverage its networks to address current and future challenges facing credit unions worldwide, such as COVID-19, digital financial inclusion and leadership inequality.
Worldwide Foundation for Credit Unions, the international development and charitable arm of World Council of Credit Unions, shares PSCU’s goal of leveraging digital services as solutions to credit unions in the face of COVID-19, while also fostering credit union leadership equality worldwide.
“PSCU and the Worldwide Foundation both value seeing leadership equality and digital transformation expand across the domestic and international credit union landscape. Both aid in overcoming current global challenges such as COVID-19, injustice, and unforeseen future barriers to credit union members and the movement as well,” said Mike Reuter, Executive Director of the Worldwide Foundation.
PSCU has also been providing content for World Council’s COVID-19 Resource Page aimed at helping WOCCU members and their credit unions address COVID-19-related issues as they arise, since the beginning of the pandemic.
Sponsorship of GWLN, WYCUP programs
PSCU has also agreed to sponsor several initiatives of Worldwide Foundation’s Global Women’s Leadership Network (GWLN) and the World Council Young Credit Union Professionals (WYCUP) program. Along with industry networking opportunities, these initiatives include:
- GWLN Executive Readiness Summit scheduled for Oct. 28-30 in Madison, Wis., which will include one scholarship for a GWLN member to participate.
- Technical Guide featuring PSCU thought leadership on digitization for use as a resource by GWLN members and Sister Societies across the globe.
- WYCUP’s Global Youth Committee Model. Financial well-being is a priority focus of PSCU's corporate social responsibility initiative and concurrently is a key component within the structure of the Sicredi (Brazil) Youth Committee model WYCUP seeks to pilot in domestic and international credit union systems.
“As an associate member of the World Council of Credit Unions, PSCU is excited to expand our relationship with the Worldwide Foundation,” said Merry Pateuk, senior vice president, Industry Engagement at PSCU. “We look forward to working together in support of the financial well-being and digital transformation of credit unions, both through the COVID-19 pandemic and into the future. We are also proud to continue our support of Worldwide Foundation’s Global Women’s Leadership Network and extend our support to the World Council Young Credit Union Professionals program. These important programs are aligned with two of PSCU’s own employee resource groups and we are excited to collaborate as we work together to develop and empower female leaders and the next generation of credit union professionals.”
PSCU, the nation’s premier payments CUSO, supports the success of 1,500 credit unions representing more than 3.8 billion transactions annually. Committed to service excellence and focused on innovation, PSCU’s payment processing, risk management, data and analytics, loyalty programs, digital banking, marketing, strategic consulting and mobile platforms help deliver possibilities and seamless member experiences. Comprehensive, 24/7/365 member support is provided by contact centers located throughout the United States. The origin of PSCU’s model is collaboration and scale, and the company has leveraged its influence on behalf of credit unions and their members for more than 40 years. Today, PSCU provides an end-to-end, competitive advantage that enables credit unions to securely grow and meet evolving consumer demands. For more information, visit pscu.com.
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 89 countries. Worldwide, 85,400 credit unions in 118 countries serve 274 million people. Learn more about World Council's impact around the world at www.woccu.org.