News Release Year

World Council President and CEO Brian Branch Announces Retirement

January 14, 2021

World Council President and CEO Brian Branch Announces Retirement

MADISON, Wis.—World Council of Credit Unions congratulates its President and CEO Brian Branch upon the announcement of his retirement, effective July 2021.

World Council Details Top 10 Advocacy Successes of 2020

January 07, 2021

World Council Details Top 10 Advocacy Successes of 2020

WASHINGTON—World Council of Credit Unions continued in 2020 to successfully advocate before international standard setting bodies on behalf of the global financial cooperative movement. Here are World Council’s Top 10 International Advocacy Success Stories of the year.

Speaker Submissions Open for Virtual 2021 World Credit Union Conference

December 21, 2020

Speaker Submissions Open for Virtual 2021 World Credit Union Conference

World Council is looking for the brightest minds shaping the direction of the financial services industry to participate in the virtual 2021 World Credit Union Conference from 14–21 July. 

World Council Announces Virtual Format for 2021 World Credit Union Conference

November 24, 2020

World Council Announces Virtual Format for 2021 World Credit Union Conference

MADISON, Wis. — World Council of Credit Unions’ 2021 World Credit Union Conference, originally set to be held in Glasgow, Scotland from 11-14, July, will now be hosted virtually. The online event will take place from 14-21, July 2021.

WOCCU Credit for Agriculture Producers’ (CAP) Project Helps National Bank of Ukraine Set Regulatory Framework for Credit Unions

November 10, 2020

WOCCU Credit for Agriculture Producers’ (CAP) Project Helps National Bank of Ukraine Set Regulatory Framework for Credit Unions

MADISON, Wis.—World Council of Credit Unions’ (WOCCU) Credit for Agriculture Producers’ (CAP) Project is supporting the National Bank of Ukraine in its revision of the country’s credit union regulations by employing its expert analysis, and facilitating a series of meetings with regulators in neighboring countries to align the regulations with European Union (EU) standards and best practices.    

Credit Union Women Find the “Power of I Am” at Executive Readiness Summit

November 02, 2020

Credit Union Women Find the “Power of I Am” at Executive Readiness Summit

MADISON, Wis.—More than 130 credit union women from five continents engaged with industry experts, thought leaders and one another to learn more about leadership skills, and personal and financial wellness at the Global Women’s Leadership Network’s (GWLN) 2020 Executive Readiness Summit, held October 28-30.

Economic Inclusion Project Signs “Cooperation Agreement” with Central Bank of Ecuador

October 21, 2020

Economic Inclusion Project Signs “Cooperation Agreement” with Central Bank of Ecuador

QUITO, Ecuador—Officials with World Council of Credit Unions’ (WOCCU) Economic Inclusion Project and the Central Bank of Ecuador signed a cooperation agreement on October 20 to coordinate activities aimed at promoting financial inclusion among the Venezuelan migrant and refugee population, as well as vulnerable local residents in Ecuador.

WYCUP Celebrates 20 Years of Inspiring Hope for A Global Community

October 13, 2020

WYCUP Celebrates 20 Years of Inspiring Hope for A Global Community

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.

Global Credit Union Membership Grew 59% in 2010s to Surpass 291 Million

October 07, 2020

Global Credit Union Membership Grew 59% in 2010s to Surpass 291 Million

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.

Top U.S. Credit Union Regulator Calls Financial Inclusion the “Civil Rights Issue of Our Time”

September 22, 2020

Top U.S. Credit Union Regulator Calls Financial Inclusion the “Civil Rights Issue of Our Time”

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.

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