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World Council of Credit Unions Moves to Filene Research Institute’s Madison Office

June 02, 2022

World Council of Credit Unions Moves to Filene Research Institute’s Madison Office

MADISON, Wis.—Filene Research Institute invites World Council of Credit Unions (WOCCU) to share space in its Madison office located in the Lyric building on East Washington Ave., starting at the end of summer.

Four Scholarships Awarded by Global Women’s Leadership Network

May 24, 2022

Four Scholarships Awarded by Global Women’s Leadership Network

MADISON, Wis.—Global Women’s Leadership Network (GWLN) awarded four scholarships to credit union industry women in May, officially making them members of the Network and providing them with opportunities for professional development, networking and skill diversification. Additionally in 2022, GWLN is offering scholars the opportunity to receive an Empowerment Grant to implement a new or continuing, home-based project focused on empowering women, their credit union members and/or their local communities.

Economic Inclusion Project Efforts Boost Sustainable Livelihoods for 70,000-plus in Peru and Ecuador

May 24, 2022

Economic Inclusion Project Efforts Boost Sustainable Livelihoods for 70,000-plus in Peru and Ecuador

LIMA, Peru—The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and World Council of Credit Unions (WOCCU) on May 20 brought together partners virtually for the sixth quarterly meeting of the Economic Inclusion Project, where stakeholders presented data showing just how successful EIP staff has been in generating better opportunities for the Venezuelan migrant and refugee population, and vulnerable local communities in Peru and Ecuador.

WOCCU Gender Investing Framework Toolkit (GIFT) Helps Women Entrepreneurs in Senegal Secure More Loans with Improved Terms

May 18, 2022

WOCCU Gender Investing Framework Toolkit (GIFT) Helps Women Entrepreneurs in Senegal Secure More Loans with Improved Terms

MADISON, Wis.—Four credit unions that piloted World Council of Credit Unions’ (WOCCU) Gender Investing Framework Toolkit (GIFT) in Senegal saw evidence of better performance in loans to female entrepreneurs.  

WOCCU/ENCU Applaud European Parliament Agreement on Digital Operational Resilience Act

May 17, 2022

WOCCU/ENCU Applaud European Parliament Agreement on Digital Operational Resilience Act

MADISON, Wis.—The European Council presidency and European Parliament reached a provisional agreement on the Digital Operational Resilience Act (DORA) that allows for proportional treatment of credit unions under new regulatory requirements on the security of financial institution network and information systems, as well as critical third parties that provide ICT- (information communication technologies) related services to them, such as cloud platforms and data analytics services. 

Worldwide Foundation for Credit Unions Welcomes Six I-CUDEs as Class of 2022

May 10, 2022

Worldwide Foundation for Credit Unions Welcomes Six I-CUDEs as Class of 2022

MADISON, Wis.—Worldwide Foundation for Credit Unions (WFCU) on May 10 welcomed six new members to the International Credit Union Development Educators’ (I-CUDEs) global family as the Class of 2022.

USAID and WOCCU Introduce Two Virtual Platforms for Economic and Financial Sustainability in Ecuador

May 04, 2022

USAID and WOCCU Introduce Two Virtual Platforms for Economic and Financial Sustainability in Ecuador

QUITO, Ecuador—With the objective of enhancing and facilitating the sustainability of the economic inclusion processes that credit unions, NGOs, public sector entities, universities and other organizations carry out, the Economic Inclusion Project (EIP), a USAID-funded activity implemented by World Council of Credit Unions (WOCCU), has created two distinct virtual platforms for mobile devices that are designed to benefit Venezuelan migrants and low-income locals in Ecuador and Peru.

April 26, 2022

Conference Early Bird Deadline Approaching

MADISON, Wis.—Time is running out to take advantage of registration savings for the 2022 World Credit Union Conference in Glasgow, Scotland, 17–20 July. The registration fee will increase US$200 per attendee after Friday, 20 May 2022.

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Elissa McCarter LaBorde to Meet with Ukrainian and Polish Credit Union Leaders

April 18, 2022

Elissa McCarter LaBorde to Meet with Ukrainian and Polish Credit Union Leaders

MADISON, Wis.—World Council of Credit Unions (WOCCU) President and CEO Elissa McCarter LaBorde is visiting Poland this week to meet with Ukrainian and Polish credit union leaders about the short- and long-term challenges they face due to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. 

USAID, WOCCU and FENACREP Begin 'The Strengthening Route' to Boost Financial Inclusion

April 14, 2022

USAID, WOCCU and FENACREP Begin 'The Strengthening Route' to Boost Financial Inclusion

LIMA, Peru—World Council of Credit Unions' (WOCCU) Economic Inclusion Project (EIP), a USAID-funded activity, and the National Federation of Credit Unions of Peru (FENACREP) recently launched a new initiative called “The Strengthening Route” to bolster financial inclusion efforts throughout the Peruvian cooperative sector.

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