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The Global Credit Union Podcast

24 EpisodesProduced by World Council of Credit UnionsWebsite

Hear how World Council of Credit Unions engages in advocacy, development and education to champion and grow credit unions and cooperative finance worldwide on our monthly podcast. We'll feature interviews with World Council's diverse array of experts and other credit union professionals from our glo… read more

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Episode 23: How WOCCU is Working for Women

March 15th, 2023


World Council of Credit Unions (WOCCU) joined the rest of the world in celebrating International Women’s Day on March 8. And since this is also Women’s History Month, WOCCU is focusing this episode on the ways our …

Episode 22: One Year of War and the Resilience of Ukrainian Credit Unions

February 15th, 2023


With February 2023 marking the somber one-year anniversary of Russia's full-scale invasion of Ukraine, we look back on how several projects and …

Episode 21: Nominations Open for the Digital Growth and Distinguished Service Awards

January 18th, 2023


2023 nominations are now open for a pair of World Council of Credit Unions’ annual awards. The Digital Growth Award recognizes one or more member credit union associations or member credit unions for implementing …

Episode 20: How WOCCU Responded to a Year of Multiple Crises and Built a Resilient Strategy for 2023

December 14th, 2022


After an optimistic start to the year, the global credit union movement was hit with multiple crises, including Russia's full-scale invasion of …

Episode 19: How Canadian Credit Unions Are Embracing Bold Initiatives

November 16th, 2022


We’re focusing on Canada this month through interviews with:

· Jeff Guthrie, President and CEO of the Canadian Credit Union Association(CCUA) and the newest member of World Council of Credit Unions’ (WOCCU) Board of …

Episode 18: A Deep Dive into WOCCU's 2021 Statistical Report

October 19th, 2022


Despite year-to-year growth in overall membership and total assets for the global credit union movement, World Council of Credit Unions’ (WOCCU) 2021 Statistical Report shows major gaps in key product and service …

Episode 17: WOCCU Board Chair Diana Dykstra

September 14th, 2022


This month’s featured guest is Diana Dykstra, who was just named Chair of World Council of Credit Unions’ Board of Directors in July. A six-year …

Episode 16: Sharing Stories of Empowerment on International Credit Union Day

August 17th, 2022


The theme for International Credit Union Day 2022 is "Empower Your Financial Future with a Credit Union." 

World Council of Credit Unions is looking forward to celebrating that theme on Thursday, October 20. World …

Episode 15: Can Credit Unions Provide Solutions to Ease Global Food Insecurity?

July 13th, 2022


Episode 15 of the Global Credit Union Podcast examines the global food security crisis caused by COVID-19, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and climate …

Episode 14: Forging a Path for Migrants Through the Economic Inclusion Project with Oscar Guzman

June 15th, 2022


Oscar Guzman, Chief of Party for World Council of Credit Unions’ Economic Inclusion Project (EIP), discusses how the USAID-funded activity in Peru and Ecuador connects Venezuelan migrants and low-income local residents …

Episode 13: ABCUL CEO Robert Kelly on Glasgow Hosting the 2022 World Credit Union Conference

May 18th, 2022


Robert Kelly, Chief Executive Officer of the Association of British Credit Unions Limited (ABCUL) is our guest for Episode 13 of the Global Credit Union Podcast.

ABCUL, World Council’s direct member credit union …

Episode 12: 36 Hours in Rzeszow

April 21st, 2022


World Council of Credit Unions' (WOCCU) President and CEO Elissa McCarter LaBorde and members of the WOCCU Credit for Agriculture Producers (CAP) …

Episode 11: The Impact of the Russian Invasion on Ukrainian Credit Unions

March 16th, 2022


Our guest on this edition of the Global Credit Union Podcast is “Aleksandr.” A liaison to the Ukrainian credit union movement, Aleksandr talks about the dire circumstances facing both the people of Ukraine and its …

Episode 10: A Preview of the 2022 World Credit Union Conference

February 16th, 2022


The World Credit Union Conference returns as an in-person event for 2022!
We preview the conference set for July 17-20 in Glasgow, Scotland on Episode …

Episode Nine: The 2022 Global Regulatory Update

January 19th, 2022


Sustainable finance is one of the fastest growing areas of concerns for regulators and credit unions, which is why it is the focus of World Council …

Episode Eight: How a Peruvian Fintech is Digitizing Credit Unions in Just 30 Days

December 15th, 2021


Facundo Turconi, owner and CEO of Solven, a South American fintech, is featured on Episode Eight to discuss how his firm has helped credit unions in …

Episode Seven: How GWLN and WYCUP Are Leveling the Playing Field for Women and Youth

November 17th, 2021


Results of a first-time demographic survey of World Council of Credit Unions' member credit union associations showed women trail far behind men when …

Episode Six: WOCCU President and CEO Elissa McCarter LaBorde

October 20th, 2021


New World Council of Credit Unions' (WOCCU) President and CEO Elissa McCarter LaBorde is the featured guest. Elissa took over her new leadership role …

Episode Five: Building Global Bridges with Worldwide Foundation for Credit Unions' Executive Director Mike Reuter

September 15th, 2021


Worldwide Foundation for Credit Unions’ Executive Director Mike Reuter joins the program in Episode Five to discuss the global journey available to credit unions that take part in the Global Bridges program.
As the …

Episode Four: Gender Lens Investing and Credit Union Development

August 18th, 2021


Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) has gained significant interest and momentum in the credit union industry over the past few years. Episode Four of the Global Credit Union Podcast delves into a topic related to DEI …

Episode Three: WOCCU Senior VP of International Advocacy Andrew Price

July 15th, 2021


If you work in compliance at a credit union or you advocate on behalf of credit unions at any level of government, you know that standard setters and …

Episode Two: 2021 World Credit Union Conference Preview

June 16th, 2021


World Council of Credit Unions' annual World Credit Union Conference (WCUC) is going all virtual for 2021! Due the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, WCUC …

Episode One: World Council of Credit Unions' President and CEO Brian Branch

May 19th, 2021


This is the first edition of The Global Credit Union Podcast – a new initiative of World Council of Credit Unions (WOCCU). This new monthly podcast is the only one that will focus on the international credit union and …

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