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Theme Selected for International Credit Union Day 2022

July 27, 2022

Theme Selected for International Credit Union Day 2022

MADISON, Wis.—“Empower Your Financial Future with a Credit Union™” is the theme of this year’s International Credit Union (ICU) Day, to be celebrated Thursday, October 20, 2022.

Return to ‘In Person’ a Rousing Success for 2022 World Credit Union Conference

July 21, 2022

Return to ‘In Person’ a Rousing Success for 2022 World Credit Union Conference

GLASGOW, Scotland—The 2022 World Credit Union Conference concluded Wednesday with a Scottish-themed closing party that put the finishing touches on a spectacular four-day event at the Scottish Events Campus.

WYCUP Recognizes Scholarship Recipients at World Credit Union Conference

July 20, 2022

WYCUP Recognizes Scholarship Recipients at World Credit Union Conference

GLASGOW, Scotland—Young credit union professionals from across the globe finally got the in-person recognition they deserved for WYCUP scholarships awarded in 2020 and 2021 during the final general session of the 2022 World Credit Union Conference.

World Council Board Names New Chair

July 19, 2022

World Council Board Names New Chair

GLASGOW, Scotland—World Council of Credit Unions (WOCCU) announced Diana Dykstra, CEO of the California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues (USA), as its new Board Chair on day three of the 2022 World Credit Union Conference.

WOCCU Awards Credit Unions for Digital Innovations at Annual General Meeting

July 19, 2022

WOCCU Awards Credit Unions for Digital Innovations at Annual General Meeting

GLASGOW, Scotland—World Council of Credit Unions (WOCCU) on Monday presented awards for digital growth and credit union service during its Annual General Meeting (AGM) at the 2022 World Credit Union Conference.

McCarter LaBorde Identifies Credit Union Strengths, Challenges in State of the Movement Address

July 18, 2022

McCarter LaBorde Identifies Credit Union Strengths, Challenges in State of the Movement Address

GLASGOW, Scotland—World Council of Credit Unions’ (WOCCU) President and CEO Elissa McCarter LaBorde identified the strengths of the global credit union industry and issued some challenges to its leaders in her inaugural “State of the Movement” address during Monday morning’s general session at the 2022 World Credit Union Conference.

National Bank of Ukraine Deputy Governor Addresses 2022 World Credit Union Conference Opening Ceremony

July 17, 2022

National Bank of Ukraine Deputy Governor Addresses 2022 World Credit Union Conference Opening Ceremony

GLASGOW, Scotland—A top official from Ukraine’s financial regulatory authority told industry professionals attending the opening ceremony of the 2022 World Credit Union Conference Sunday that Russia’s war against Ukraine has delivered a serious setback to the country’s credit unions.

Maddalena Urges Women to Listen to 'Inner Coach" at Global Women's Leadership Network Forum

July 17, 2022

Maddalena Urges Women to Listen to 'Inner Coach" at Global Women's Leadership Network Forum

GLASGOW, Scotland—A renowned leadership expert and credit union executive coach urged fellow women not to settle for less than they deserve during Sunday's Global Women’s Leadership Network (GWLN) Forum at the 2022 World Credit Union Conference.

Basel Committee Issues Needed WOCCU-Advocated Guidance on Proportionality

July 08, 2022

Basel Committee Issues Needed WOCCU-Advocated Guidance on Proportionality

MADISON, Wis.—The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (Basel Committee) has issued guidance encouraging national-level regulators to consider tailoring its standards for less complex financial institutions such as credit unions—a position long-advocated for by World Council of Credit Unions that will benefit financial cooperatives and their members worldwide.

Ukraine Agricultural Loan Reimbursement Program Launches with $100,000 Grant from Worldwide Foundation for Credit Unions

June 29, 2022

Ukraine Agricultural Loan Reimbursement Program Launches with $100,000 Grant from Worldwide Foundation for Credit Unions

MADISON, Wis.—$100,000 from Worldwide Foundation for Credit Unions’ (WFCU) Ukrainian Credit Union Displacement Fund is providing targeted aid to farmers faced with an increasing food security crisis brought on by Russia’s war in Ukraine.   

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