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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.
September 14, 2021
MADISON, Wis.—Six credit unions in Haiti devastated by an August 14 earthquake will soon be back and up running thanks to a $45,000 grant issued through Worldwide Foundation for Credit Unions’ Project Storm Break initiative.
August 24, 2021
World Council Urges Basel Committee to Adopt Measured, Orderly Withdrawal of COVID-19 Relief Measures
MADISON, Wis.—Recognizing many credit unions are serving countries and populations still left behind by the current COVID-19 recovery, World Council of Credit Unions’ (WOCCU) International Advocacy sent a letter to the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision urging the international standard setting body to support a measured and orderly approach to the withdrawal of its pandemic relief measures.
August 09, 2021
PORTLAND, Ore.—In another impressive display of the global credit union movement’s cooperative strength, four credit unions from the northwest United States have teamed up to build bridges with counterparts in Asia.
August 03, 2021
Credit Union Industry Exceeds Goal of CUNA Mutual Group Challenge by Donating Nearly $1.3 Million to Worldwide Foundation for Credit Unions
MADISON, Wis.—Credit unions and other industry groups donated nearly $1.3 million to Worldwide Foundation for Credit Unions in just over three months to meet the CUNA Mutual Group Challenge and ensure $1 million in matching funds for World Council of Credit Unions.
July 22, 2021
MADISON, Wis.—World Council of Credit Unions (WOCCU) made history as it was looking back on it Wednesday, closing out the first ever virtual World Credit Union Conference with a celebration of its 50th anniversary.
July 21, 2021
MADISON, Wis.—Financial services are being forever and irrevocably disrupted due to artificial intelligence—and credit unions will never be the same because of it.
July 21, 2021
QUITO, Ecuador—In an effort to boost its dual priorities of financial inclusion and education in Ecuador, the Economic Inclusion Project, financed by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and executed by World Council of Credit Unions (WOCCU), signed a cooperation agreement with the Superintendency of Popular and Solidarity Economy (SEPS) to benefit vulnerable people in Quito and Guayaquil.
July 20, 2021
MADISON, Wis.—12 young credit union professionals from seven different countries each received a scholarship Tuesday that includes an all-expense paid trip to Glasgow, Scotland for the 2022 World Credit Union Conference.
July 20, 2021
Global Women’s Leadership Network Focuses on ‘Women – You’ve Got the Power’ at Virtual World Credit Union Conference
MADISON, Wis.—The Global Women’s Leadership Network (GWLN) Forum at the 2021 Virtual World Credit Union Conference featured three sessions promoting its “SheforShe” initiative—a continuing effort to encourage leaders to become active in promoting women to leadership roles in the credit union industry.