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Top U.S. Credit Union Regulator Calls Financial Inclusion the “Civil Rights Issue of Our Time”

September 22, 2020

Top U.S. Credit Union Regulator Calls Financial Inclusion the “Civil Rights Issue of Our Time”

MADISON, Wis.—The head of the independent financial regulatory agency that oversees the United States’ system of federally insured credit unions said leaders of the sector from across the globe are uniquely positioned to promote and encourage greater financial inclusion for all during a September 21 World Council of Credit Unions' webinar—An International Perspective on Financial Inclusion, Social Justice and Credit Union Advocacy.

40,000 Facemasks Donated by National Credit Union Federation of Korea Headed to Hundreds of Credit Unions Worldwide

September 08, 2020

40,000 Facemasks Donated by National Credit Union Federation of Korea Headed to Hundreds of Credit Unions Worldwide

MADISON, Wis.—40,000 thousand facemasks donated to World Council of Credit Unions by the National Credit Union Federation of Korea (NACUFOK) are heading to more than 30 countries to protect credit union employees and members from COVID-19.

Economic Inclusion Project Joins Local Partners to Assist Venezuelan Entrepreneurs, Professionals Living in Peru

September 03, 2020

Economic Inclusion Project Joins Local Partners to Assist Venezuelan Entrepreneurs, Professionals Living in Peru

LIMA—World Council of Credit Unions’ Economic Inclusion Project and its partners in Peru are assisting Peruvians and helping Venezuelan migrants—ranging from aspiring entrepreneurs to trained medical doctors—by restoring their livelihoods.  

New Haiti HOME Effort Seeks to Connect Private Developers with Investors from Haitian Diaspora

August 27, 2020

New Haiti HOME Effort Seeks to Connect Private Developers with Investors from Haitian Diaspora

MADISON, Wis.—World Council of Credit Unions’ (WOCCU) Haiti Home Ownership and Mortgage Expansion (HOME) Project has launched a new investment raising vehicle for the Haitian affordable housing sector.

CAP Project Expansion Will Increase Credit Union Lending for Small Farmers, Support New Regulatory Framework in Ukraine

August 20, 2020

CAP Project Expansion Will Increase Credit Union Lending for Small Farmers, Support New Regulatory Framework in Ukraine

MADISON, Wis.—The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) approved in August an extension of World Council of Credit Unions’ (WOCCU) Credit for Agriculture Producers (CAP) Project in Ukraine through March 2023.

WOCCU Signs Cooperation Agreement for Credit Union Development with Members from Brazil, Poland

August 05, 2020

WOCCU Signs Cooperation Agreement for Credit Union Development with Members from Brazil, Poland

MADISON, Wis.—World Council of Credit Unions signed a cooperation agreement this week with two of its most dynamic members to facilitate the exchange of best practices in credit union development.

WOCCU International COVID-19 Response Committee to Identify, Share Best Practices with Credit Unions

August 04, 2020

WOCCU International COVID-19 Response Committee to Identify, Share Best Practices with Credit Unions

MADISON, Wis.—World Council of Credit Unions has established a new committee dedicated to identifying best practices and strategies that credit unions around the globe can utilize in their response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

GWLN Leading the Way for Women with Virtual Fundraiser

July 24, 2020

GWLN Leading the Way for Women with Virtual Fundraiser

MADISON, Wis.—Global Women’s Leadership Network (GWLN), World Council’s trailblazing program, has led the way for the credit union industry’s commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) for over 10 years.

WYCUP Program Awards Three Scholarships to 2021 World Credit Union Conference

July 22, 2020

WYCUP Program Awards Three Scholarships to 2021 World Credit Union Conference

MADISON, Wis.—Three young credit union professionals from three different continents each received a scholarship Wednesday that includes an all-expense paid trip to Glasgow, Scotland for the 2021 World Credit Union Conference.

New World Council Board Chair Vows to Defend and Promote Credit Union Model Worldwide

July 21, 2020

New World Council Board Chair Vows to Defend and Promote Credit Union Model Worldwide

MADISON, Wis.—The World Council of Credit Unions’ (WOCCU) Board of Directors elected Rafał Matusiak, President of the National Association of Co-operative Savings and Credit Unions (NACSCU - Poland), as its new Chair following its 2020 Annual General Meeting—the first WOCCU AGM to be held virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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