News Release Year
December 02, 2021
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.
December 01, 2021
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.
November 17, 2021
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.
November 16, 2021
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.
November 01, 2021
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.
November 01, 2021
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.
October 13, 2021
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.
September 30, 2021
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.
September 21, 2021
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.
September 15, 2021
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.