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Registration Open for the 2022 World Credit Union Conference

December 02, 2021

Registration Open for the 2022 World Credit Union Conference

MADISON, Wis. — Attend the premier global credit union education and networking event offered by the financial services industry. World Council of Credit Unions and The Association of British Credit Unions Limited (ABCUL) have opened registration for the annual World Credit Union Conference to be held 17-20 July in Glasgow, Scotland.

European Network of Credit Union Members Urge Proportionality in the EU

December 01, 2021

European Network of Credit Union Members Urge Proportionality in the EU

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Facing a slew of reforms that could impact the ability to serve their communities, members of the European Network of Credit Unions (ENCU) spent the past two weeks urging various European Union (EU) policymakers to apply proportional treatment to credit unions on several items coming up in the European Parliament’s legislative term.

International Congress on Financial Inclusion Puts Focus on Vulnerable Populations

November 17, 2021

International Congress on Financial Inclusion Puts Focus on Vulnerable Populations

LIMA, Peru—World Council of Credit Unions’ (WOCCU) Economic Inclusion Project joined forces with USAID and the Superintendency of Banking, Insurance and AFP of Peru (SBS) November 10-11 to stage an online event showcasing international experts who shared experiences and lessons learned on facilitating financial inclusion efforts for vulnerable populations.

Project Storm Break Funds Get Haitian Credit Unions Back Up and Running

November 16, 2021

Project Storm Break Funds Get Haitian Credit Unions Back Up and Running

MADISON, Wis.—A $45,000 grant issued through Worldwide Foundation for Credit Unions’ Project Storm Break program helped six Haitian credit unions get back to serving their members despite an August earthquake that caused major damage to their permanent structures.

Credit Union Women Elevate Impact Together at Executive Readiness Summit

November 01, 2021

Credit Union Women Elevate Impact Together at Executive Readiness Summit

MADISON, Wis.—More than 110 credit union women from five continents and 30 U.S. states engaged with industry experts, thought leaders and one another to learn more about resiliency, inclusive leadership, accelerating tech and looking ahead to elevate impact together at the Global Women’s Leadership Network’s 2021 Executive Readiness Summit, held October 27-29.

G20 Reaffirms Support for WOCCU Advocated Position on Financial Inclusion

November 01, 2021

G20 Reaffirms Support for WOCCU Advocated Position on Financial Inclusion

MADISON, Wis.—The G20 reaffirmed its support for a World Council of Credit Unions' (WOCCU) advocated position that national-level regulators put a greater focus on proportionality in the newly released G20 Rome Leaders’ Declaration, which embraces a commitment to enhancing the financial inclusion of vulnerable and underserved segments of society that credit unions should now have an even greater opportunity to serve.  

Global Credit Union Membership Surpasses 375 million

October 13, 2021

Global Credit Union Membership Surpasses 375 million

MADISON, Wis.—Improved supervision and data reporting in the world’s second-most populous country combined with continued growth across the globe resulted in a 29% year-to-year increase in international credit union membership, according to World Council of Credit Unions’ (WOCCU) newly released 2020 Statistical Report.

WOCCU TIFI Project Helps Establish First CUSO in Guatemala

September 30, 2021

WOCCU TIFI Project Helps Establish First CUSO in Guatemala

MADISON, Wis.—World Council of Credit Unions worked hand-in-hand with its member credit union association in Guatemala to establish in August the nation’s first credit union service organization (CUSO), which is able to provide loans to members whose businesses grow into registered corporations—something credit unions have been unable to do previously in the Central American country.

Year One of Economic Inclusion Project Benefits Over 30,000 People in Peru and Ecuador

September 21, 2021

Year One of Economic Inclusion Project Benefits Over 30,000 People in Peru and Ecuador

LIMA, Peru—Nearly 28,000 people gained access to financial services for the first time and more than 2,500 entrepreneurs received support for their businesses during the first year of World Council of Credit Unions’ (WOCCU) Economic Inclusion Project (EIP), a USAID-funded activity based in Peru and Ecuador.

Marshall Boutwell Honored for Support of Polish Credit Union Movement

September 15, 2021

Marshall Boutwell Honored for Support of Polish Credit Union Movement

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Marshall Boutwell, President and CEO of Peach State Federal Credit Union, received the highest award Poland gives to non-citizens for his support of the country’s credit union movement during a September 14 ceremony at the residence of the Polish Ambassador to the United States.

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