World Council Launches ‘The Global Credit Union Podcast’
First episode features a conversation with outgoing President and CEO Brian Branch
May 21, 2021
MADISON, Wis.—World Council of Credit Unions is excited to launch a new monthly podcast that will provide the international credit union community with an in-depth look at some of the interesting and important stories we have to tell, particularly in the areas of International Advocacy, International Projects, Education and Networking, and Digital Transformation.
The Global Credit Union Podcast will also be telling stories about the work credit unions across the world are doing on behalf of their members.
“There is only so much information, only so much storytelling you can provide in a press release or social media post. The Global Credit Union Podcast provides us a with a format to give the full scope, detail and impact of the services we provide to our members and the international credit union movement as a whole,” said Greg Neumann, World Council Director of Communications and host of the new podcast.
The first episode features a compelling conversation with outgoing World Council President and CEO Brian Branch, who details the memories and moments that shaped his 30-plus years with the organization. Branch discusses a range of topics, including helping credit unions overcome civil conflicts in Central America and the fall of the Soviet Union in the early 1990s, establishing World Council’s Model Credit Union Building (MCUB) methodology and International Advocacy programs, and helping credit unions get through the current COVID-19 pandemic.
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, 86,055 credit unions in 118 countries serve 291 million people. Learn more about World Council's impact around the world at www.woccu.org.