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WOCCU Celebrates 50th Anniversary to Close 2021 World Credit Union Conference

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.

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Tuesday 23 January 2024

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.

The week-long event came to a close with a video featuring outgoing WOCCU President and CEO Brian Branch talking about the value credit unions provide people of all income groups, the history of the organisation’s mission to improve lives through credit unions, and the relevance World Council must provide to members going forward when it comes to regulatory burden, digital transformation and young membership growth.

“I think what’s key is the fact that World Council has always been a member-driven organization since the very beginning. And that means that the World Council has constantly been in communication with credit union systems around the world and is able to share the experiences, the lessons from one country—across borders—to other countries,” said Dr Branch. Elissa McCarter LaBorde will succeed Dr Branch as President and CEO of World Council on August 16.

You can watch the 50th-anniversary celebration video by visiting the World Council YouTube Channel.

Next year, World Council will host the 2022 World Credit Union Conference in conjunction with its direct member in Great Britain, the Association of British Credit Unions Limited (ABCUL), in Glasgow, Scotland, July 17-20. To learn more, visit www.wcuc.org/glasgow.

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