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Credit Unions Confront Challenge of Aging Membership on Final Day of 2024 World Credit Union Conference

July 24, 2024

Credit Unions Confront Challenge of Aging Membership on Final Day of 2024 World Credit Union Conference

BOSTON—If there is one overriding, existential concern credit unions share no matter their size, complexity or geographic location—it is how to build a younger base of membership to ensure their future relevance.

Panel Discusses Findings of WOCCU Study on Financial Inclusion For Migrants And Refugees

July 24, 2024

Panel Discusses Findings of WOCCU Study on Financial Inclusion For Migrants And Refugees

BOSTON—World Council of Credit Unions on Tuesday led a panel discussion on the findings from its new report, Insights from Credit Unions on Financial Inclusion for Migrants and Refugees, at the 2024 World Credit Union Conference.

World Council of Credit Unions Introduces Michael Lawrence as New Board Chair

July 23, 2024

World Council of Credit Unions Introduces Michael Lawrence as New Board Chair

BOSTON—World Council of Credit Unions (WOCCU) kicked off Tuesday’s general session of the 2024 World Credit Union Conference by introducing Michael Lawrence, CEO of Australia’s Customer Owned Banking Association (COBA), as its new Board Chair.

Nominees from Brazil, Indonesia, Ireland Receive WOCCU Digital Growth, Distinguished Service Awards

July 23, 2024

Nominees from Brazil, Indonesia, Ireland Receive WOCCU Digital Growth, Distinguished Service Awards

BOSTON—World Council of Credit Unions’ (WOCCU) Board of Directors on Monday presented annual awards for digital growth and distinguished service to credit union organizations and individuals from Brazil, Indonesia and Ireland at its Annual General Meeting held during the 2024 World Credit Union Conference.

Advocacy Professionals Warn Against Complacency at 2024 World Credit Union Conference

July 22, 2024

Advocacy Professionals Warn Against Complacency at 2024 World Credit Union Conference

BOSTON—Credit union advocacy professionals from around the world on Monday urged their colleagues to show even greater resolve during a time of political uncertainty at the 2024 World Credit Union Conference.

McCarter LaBorde Announces Goal of 1 Billion Members, 50% Women, in State of the Movement Address

July 22, 2024

McCarter LaBorde Announces Goal of 1 Billion Members, 50% Women, in State of the Movement Address

BOSTON—World Council of Credit Unions’ (WOCCU) President and CEO Elissa McCarter LaBorde laid out an aggressive new vision to grow the reach of credit unions from 400 million to one billion people, with at least 50% (500 million) of those members being women, in her State of the Movement Address at Monday’s first general session of the 2024 World Credit Union Conference.

World Credit Union Conference Returns to United States After 9-Year Hiatus

July 22, 2024

World Credit Union Conference Returns to United States After 9-Year Hiatus

BOSTON—Nearly 2,400 credit union professionals from 57 countries packed into the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center Sunday afternoon to kick off the first World Credit Union Conference held in the United States since 2015.  

Credit Union Women and Young Professionals Learn Value of Effective Storytelling, Growing Networks

July 21, 2024

Credit Union Women and Young Professionals Learn Value of Effective Storytelling, Growing Networks

BOSTON—A professional storyteller straight out of Hollywood showed credit union women and young professionals how to become more confident, inspiring and dynamic communicators during Sunday’s Leading Through Networks’ event hosted by the Global Women’s Leadership Network (GWLN) and the World Young Credit Union Professionals (WYCUP) program at the 2024 World Credit Union Conference.

International Credit Union (ICU) Day® 2024 to Focus on ‘One World Through Cooperative Finance’

July 17, 2024

International Credit Union (ICU) Day® 2024 to Focus on ‘One World Through Cooperative Finance’

MADISON, Wis.—World Council of Credit Unions (WOCCU) and Worldwide Foundation for Credit Unions (WFCU) are excited to announce “One World Through Cooperative Finance” as the theme for the 76th anniversary of International Credit Union (ICU) Day® on Thursday, October 17, 2024.

WFCU Contributes to Hurricane Beryl Recovery Efforts in Caribbean

July 16, 2024

WFCU Contributes to Hurricane Beryl Recovery Efforts in Caribbean

MADISON, Wis—Worldwide Foundation for Credit Unions (WFCU) this week pledged $5,000 through its Project Storm Break initiative to assist the Caribbean Confederation of Credit Unions’ (CCCU) Development Foundation’s appeal to provide support to credit union communities affected by Hurricane Beryl. 

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