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January 02, 2008

WOCCU Rings in Redesigned Web Site for the New Year

New site presents comprehensive look at international system

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Madison, Wis.—World Council of Credit Unions (WOCCU) has launched its redesigned Website,, which offers a more integrated look at the international credit union system and WOCCU's work around the world. The site also provides various resources on research and best practices in credit union development.

"As WOCCU has grown and evolved the past several years, so has the need for a comprehensive and accessible resource tool for our members and benefactors," said Pete Crear, WOCCU president and CEO. "Our new Website better communicates what it is we do and how others can get involved in the international movement."

Highlights at include:

  • Everything you need to know about WOCCU's programs, international remittances, partnerships and credit union statistics in any given country in the international credit union system section.
  • An expanded section on WOCCU's International Partnerships.
  • Access to free publications and research in credit union development.
  • Online subscription to WOCCU's Credit Union World magazine and electronic newsletters.
  • Web pages mirrored in Spanish.

Credit unions, associations and individuals can support WOCCU's work by becoming a WOCCU Supporter online. Simply click ‘Give' on any page to learn more.

The Website will continue to evolve in both English and Spanish. The section on WOCCU's 2008 World Credit Union Conference, to be held in Hong Kong, will also be available in Chinese. Website-related questions or comments are welcome and can be directed to Jennifer Brink,

World Council of Credit Unions is the global trade association and development agency 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 more than 290 technical assistance programs in 71 countries. Worldwide, 57,000 credit unions in 105 countries serve 217 million people. Learn more about World Council's impact around the world at


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Contact: Rebecca Carpenter
Organization: World Council of Credit Unions
Phone: +1-608-395-2031
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