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WFCU to Host Key Annual Events During WCUC in Boston

June 20, 2024

WFCU to Host Key Annual Events During WCUC in Boston

MADISON, Wis.— Worldwide Foundation for Credit Unions (WFCU) and their major networks, Global Women’s Leadership Network (GWLN), World Young Credit Union Professionals (WYCUP) and Global DE, will host five key events featuring global perspectives and insights during the 2024 World Credit Union Conference (WCUC) in Boston (USA).  

WFCU Facilitates Peer-to-Peer Cooperation to Support Credit Union Digitalization in Ukraine

May 21, 2024

WFCU Facilitates Peer-to-Peer Cooperation to Support Credit Union Digitalization in Ukraine

MADISON, Wis.—Thirty-six laptops and 10 multifunctional printers have been delivered to Ukrainian Credit Unions' Anisiya and PVKS thanks to a partnership Worldwide Foundation for Credit Unions' (WFCU) helped them build with two of its Champions—Advantis Credit Union (US) and Dundalk Credit Union (Ireland)—who financed the purchase of the items to boost WFCU’s Digitalization Program.  

Nominations Open for Second Annual WOCCU Fellowship

May 16, 2024

Nominations Open for Second Annual WOCCU Fellowship

MADISON, Wis.—World Council of Credit Unions (WOCCU) invites emerging credit union leaders under the age of 40 and women of any age to apply for the 2024 WOCCU Fellowship, which will designate one person from each of those categories to participate in WOCCU Board of Directors’ meetings for a period of one year.

Worldwide Foundation for Credit Unions Invites Global Movement to Join Flood Relief Efforts in Brazil

May 13, 2024

Worldwide Foundation for Credit Unions Invites Global Movement to Join Flood Relief Efforts in Brazil

MADISON, Wis.—Worldwide Foundation for Credit Unions (WFCU), in partnership with World Council of Credit Unions (WOCCU), on Friday launched its Brazilian Flood Relief Fund to solicit donations in support of the credit union movement in Brazil, which has faced unprecedented devastation this month from flooding and overflowing rivers in the state of Rio Grande do Sul.

Worldwide Foundation for Credit Unions Launches Fundraising Campaign to Support Ukraine War Veterans

May 06, 2024

Worldwide Foundation for Credit Unions Launches Fundraising Campaign to Support Ukraine War Veterans

MADISON, Wis.—An April visit to Ukraine prompted Worldwide Foundation for Credit Unions (WFCU) President Mike Reuter to launch a new fundraising campaign to raise $500,000 for a credit union lending program aimed at providing accessible business loans to Ukrainian veterans and their families. 

WOCCU Stresses Link Between Proportional Regulations and Financial Inclusion in Letter to G20 Leaders

May 02, 2024

WOCCU Stresses Link Between Proportional Regulations and Financial Inclusion in Letter to G20 Leaders

MADISON, Wis.—World Council of Credit Unions’ (WOCCU) is urging the G20 to adopt language in its 2024 Leaders’ Declaration that embraces a proportional tailoring of regulations that will enable credit unions to continue increasing financial inclusion across the globe. 

Worldwide Foundation for Credit Unions to Welcome 25 New ICUDEs

May 01, 2024

Worldwide Foundation for Credit Unions to Welcome 25 New ICUDEs

MADISON, Wis.—Worldwide Foundation for Credit Unions (WFCU) on July 23 will recognize 25 awardees from four continents as the International Credit Union Development Educator (ICUDE) Class of 2024 at the Global DE Social event held in conjunction with the 2024 World Credit Union Conference (WCUC 2024) in Boston (USA).  

SME Lending Toolkit Helps Credit Unions Disburse $41 Million in Loans

April 23, 2024

SME Lending Toolkit Helps Credit Unions Disburse $41 Million in Loans

MADISON, Wis.—A toolkit developed by World Council of Credit Unions’ (WOCCU) Technology and Innovation for Financial Inclusion (TIFI) Project in collaboration with partner credit unions led to the distribution of 1,767 loans worth $41 million to small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in four countries.

USAID/WOCCU Economic Inclusion Project Plays Pivotal Role in Regulatory Change that Benefits Migrants and Refugees in Ecuador

April 18, 2024

USAID/WOCCU Economic Inclusion Project Plays Pivotal Role in Regulatory Change that Benefits Migrants and Refugees in Ecuador

QUITO, Ecuador—Venezuelan refugees and migrants living in Ecuador now have a greater ability to achieve their financial goals through savings, access to digital services and new products, such as microinsurance, thanks to a collaborative effort by the country’s Board of Financial Policy and Regulation (JPRF), Superintendence of Popular and Solidarity Economy (SEPS) and the USAID/World Council of Credit Unions’ (WOCCU) Economic Inclusion Project.

WOCCU Launches New Online Networking Series in April

April 15, 2024

WOCCU Launches New Online Networking Series in April

MADISON, Wis.— The World Council of Credit Unions’ (WOCCU) Webinars team is thrilled to launch the Global Credit Union Professionals Online Networking Series.

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