2023 Digital Growth Award nominations open

World Council member associations and credit unions encouraged to apply

MADISON, WI (January 10, 2023) — Nominations are open for World Council of Credit Unions’ (WOCCU) 2023 Digital Growth Award, which will recognize one or more member credit union associations or member credit unions for successfully working toward our Challenge 2025 goal of expanding digital transformation across the globe.

Nominees must show they have implemented a digital solution(s) that is:

  • Inclusive: It expanded financial inclusion by reaching members of underserved communities.
  • Innovative: It was groundbreaking for your organization by reducing costs, streamlining operations or improving member experience.
  • Scalable: It can be scaled up for use or replication by other credit union associations or credit unions in your country or region.

“With the Digital Growth Award now in its third year, we hope to see more nominations than ever before,” said World Council President and CEO Elissa McCarter LaBorde. “We are excited to showcase how credit unions are using innovative digital solutions to reach underserved populations and to build resilient communities across the globe.”

An independent panel of judges with expertise in credit unions, microfinance and digital financial technologies will evaluate all nominations and select the winners.

Digital Growth Award recipients will receive one free registration (per person or organization) to the 2023 World Credit Union Conference (WCUC) in Vancouver, Canada, July 23-26. Awards will be presented during World Council’s Annual General Meeting at WCUC 2023 on Monday, July 24.

2023 Digital Growth Award nominations must be submitted by a World Council member association by 5:00 p.m. (17:00) U.S. Central Standard Time on Friday, March 3.

To nominate a credit union association or credit union for a 2023 Digital Growth Award, click here. For more information about the Digital Growth Award, including a list of past recipients and their innovations, visit our FAQ page.

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