World Council Launches The Global Credit Union Podcast
23rd May 2021
World Council of Credit Unions is excited to launch a new monthly podcast that will provide the international credit union community with an in-depth look at some of the interesting and important stories it has to tell, particularly in the areas of international advocacy, international projects, education and networking, and digital transformation.
The Global Credit Union Podcast will also be telling stories about the work credit unions across the world are doing on behalf of their members.
Listen To The First Podcast HERE
"There is only so much information, only so much storytelling you can provide in a press release or social media post. The Global Credit Union Podcast provides us a with a format to give the full scope, detail and impact of the services we provide to our members and the international credit union movement as a whole," said Greg Neumann, World Council Director of Communications and host of the new podcast.
The first episode features a compelling conversation with outgoing World Council President and CEO Brian Branch, who details the memories and moments that shaped his 30-plus years with the organization. Branch discusses a range of topics, including helping credit unions overcome civil conflicts in Central America and the fall of the Soviet Union in the early 1990s, establishing World Council's Model Credit Union Building (MCUB) methodology and International Advocacy programs, and helping credit unions get through the current COVID-19 pandemic.
The Global Credit Union Podcast is available for streaming on our website, as well as Anchor FM, Spotify and Pocket Casts.
In Highland, Orkney, Shetland and Western Isles you can join Hi-Scot Credit Union for saving and borrowing at very good rates. Hi-Scot now offers online systems to join and to access your account for transactions. An increasing number of employers are offering savings via salary deductions to your savings account.
The Banking Protocol is a rapid response scheme that will enable credit union staff to alert police when they suspect a customer is being scammed. Police will attend the branch within the timeframe of an emergency response, enabling them to provide an effective customer intervention, secure evidence to enable them to investigate the potential scam and sometimes catch fraudsters in the act.
The history of credit unions in USA has been one of growth over many years. The public in many states seem to have moved in greater numbers and saved even more with their local credit union.
The latest quarterly report by the Bank of England shows UK Credit Unions continue to increase in strength. The report published on 30 April 2021 showed - Adult membership of credit unions increased in 2020 Q4 after decreasing in 2020 Q3.
This new project aims to share research and resources with credit unions in the UK and Ireland. Filene Research Institute announced an exclusive partnership with the Dublin, Ireland-based CMutual to expand research and resources available to credit unions in the United Kingdom and Ireland.
A new £15 million fund has been announced to support affordable lending services. It will support Credit Unions and Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) which offer financial help to those who have poor credit and are often turned away from high street banks.
International Credit Union (ICU) Day celebrates the spirit of the global credit union movement. The day is recognized to reflect upon the credit union movement's history, promote its achievements, recognize hard work and share member experiences.
If your business would like to support employees in building a regular saving habit, call HI-Scot Credit Union..
2020 has not been the easiest of years and, for many people, saving has been the last thing on their minds - but there's never been a more prudent time to think about putting money aside for a rainy day. Or a global pandemic.
A Hi-Scot credit union loan is now easier than ever to arrange for members. Cars are a popular reason to borrow but loans can be arranged for a wide range of things.
Hi-Scot Credit Union covers the Highland and Islands and is membership organisation covered by the Financlal Services Authority Directors are elected each year and are unpaid volunteers with professional staff running the day to day business. Online banking has recently become available for members.