News Release Year
October 13, 2020
MADISON, Wis.—World Council Young Credit Union Professionals’ (WYCUP) alumni and scholarship winners looked back on their achievements and ahead to future growth during a virtual 20th anniversary celebration featuring stories about the program’s influence from across the globe.
October 07, 2020
MADISON, Wis.—The international credit union movement added over 17 million members in 2019 to reach a new membership high of more than 291 million in 118 countries, according to World Council of Credit Unions’ 2019 Statistical Report.
September 22, 2020
MADISON, Wis.—The head of the independent financial regulatory agency that oversees the United States’ system of federally insured credit unions said leaders of the sector from across the globe are uniquely positioned to promote and encourage greater financial inclusion for all during a September 21 World Council of Credit Unions' webinar—An International Perspective on Financial Inclusion, Social Justice and Credit Union Advocacy.
September 08, 2020
40,000 Facemasks Donated by National Credit Union Federation of Korea Headed to Hundreds of Credit Unions Worldwide
MADISON, Wis.—40,000 thousand facemasks donated to World Council of Credit Unions by the National Credit Union Federation of Korea (NACUFOK) are heading to more than 30 countries to protect credit union employees and members from COVID-19.
September 03, 2020
Economic Inclusion Project Joins Local Partners to Assist Venezuelan Entrepreneurs, Professionals Living in Peru
LIMA—World Council of Credit Unions’ Economic Inclusion Project and its partners in Peru are assisting Peruvians and helping Venezuelan migrants—ranging from aspiring entrepreneurs to trained medical doctors—by restoring their livelihoods.
August 27, 2020
MADISON, Wis.—World Council of Credit Unions’ (WOCCU) Haiti Home Ownership and Mortgage Expansion (HOME) Project has launched a new investment raising vehicle for the Haitian affordable housing sector.
August 20, 2020
CAP Project Expansion Will Increase Credit Union Lending for Small Farmers, Support New Regulatory Framework in Ukraine
MADISON, Wis.—The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) approved in August an extension of World Council of Credit Unions’ (WOCCU) Credit for Agriculture Producers (CAP) Project in Ukraine through March 2023.
August 05, 2020
MADISON, Wis.—World Council of Credit Unions signed a cooperation agreement this week with two of its most dynamic members to facilitate the exchange of best practices in credit union development.
August 04, 2020
WOCCU International COVID-19 Response Committee to Identify, Share Best Practices with Credit Unions
MADISON, Wis.—World Council of Credit Unions has established a new committee dedicated to identifying best practices and strategies that credit unions around the globe can utilize in their response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
July 24, 2020
MADISON, Wis.—Global Women’s Leadership Network (GWLN), World Council’s trailblazing program, has led the way for the credit union industry’s commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) for over 10 years.