News Release Year
June 08, 2021
MADISON, Wis.—World Council of Credit Unions’ (WOCCU) International Advocacy and International Projects’ teams scored a major victory this week when the Ukrainian Parliament overwhelmingly approved the first reading of a new draft law on credit unions. The law must now pass a second reading as the final step for adoption. If adopted, the law would lay the foundation for updating the country’s legal framework for credit union operations and build a level playing field for credit unions in the financial services market.
May 25, 2021
MADISON, Wis.—The Global Women’s Leadership Network (GWLN) awarded eight scholarships to industry women, allowing them to join the Network and gain opportunities for professional development, networking and skill diversification.
May 21, 2021
MADISON, Wis.—World Council of Credit Unions is excited to launch a new monthly podcast that will provide the international credit union community with an in-depth look at some of the interesting and important stories we have to tell, particularly in the areas of International Advocacy, International Projects, Education and Networking, and Digital Transformation.
May 13, 2021
MADISON, Wis.—Worldwide Foundation for Credit Unions, the fundraising and engagement arm of World Council of Credit Unions, is thrilled to announce that in just one month our global credit union movement has stepped up to donate nearly $300,000 in response to the CUNA Mutual Challenge.
May 11, 2021
MADISON, Wis.—USAID and Worldwide Foundation for Credit Unions released an initial disbursement from a $1 million liquidity fund to the Ukrainian United Credit Union (UUCU), the central financing facility for 54 Ukrainian credit unions, to help partner credit unions address liquidity constraints and support increased agricultural lending.
May 05, 2021
LIMA, Peru—The Economic Inclusion Project this week celebrated the graduations of more than 500 new entrepreneurs from its School of Dreamers in Peru and Entrepreneur Camp in Ecuador.
May 03, 2021
‘Building Financial Health for a Brighter Tomorrow’ is This Year’s International Credit Union Day Theme
MADISON, Wis.—On October 21, 2021, credit unions worldwide will celebrate International Credit Union Day (ICU Day). This annual event raises global awareness for the credit union movement through outreach, volunteering, fundraising and other ICU Day-themed activities. Credit unions bring financial inclusion and a promising future to people all over the world. Since the first celebration in 1948, ICU Day is a chance to spotlight and celebrate these achievements.
April 28, 2021
NAIROBI--Microsoft East Africa, through the support of its 4Afrika initiative, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with World Council of Credit Unions (WOCCU) to help accelerate digital transformation within the Savings and Credit Cooperative (SACCO) sector.
April 15, 2021
MADISON, Wis. — Attend the premier global credit union education and networking event offered by the financial services industry. World Council of Credit Unions has opened registration for the annual World Credit Union Conference to be held virtually from 14 – 21 July 2021. For more information and to register visit www.wcuc.org.
April 13, 2021
MADISON, Wis.—CUNA Mutual Group, the largest international provider of insurance and retirement services to credit unions, has committed to give World Council of Credit Unions up to $1 million to support its work to champion and grow credit unions and cooperative finance worldwide.