Credit union COVID-19 advocacy guide released

MADISON, WI (May 21, 2020) — In order to assist credit unions worldwide with advocacy with their national level regulators, World Council of Credit Unions is pleased to make available its Advocacy Insights: Advancing the Credit Union Cause During a Global Pandemic.

This guide is designed to give some practical steps to help credit unions demonstrate why policymakers should allow credit unions to be a part of the solution in addressing worldwide problems arising as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The credit union cooperative model has demonstrated over and over again their ability to help members traverse numerous disasters over the years.

A copy of the guide is available here.

Additionally, a Spanish-language version of guide is available here.

For more information, contact World Council Senior Vice President of Advocacy Andrew Price at

About World Council of Credit Unions

World Council of Credit Unions is the global trade association and development platform for credit unions. World Council promotes the sustainable development of credit unions and other financial cooperatives around the world to empower people through access to high quality and affordable financial services. World Council advocates on behalf of the global credit union system before international organizations and works with national governments to improve legislation and regulation. Its technical assistance programs introduce new tools and technologies to strengthen credit unions' financial performance and increase their outreach. World Council has implemented 300+ technical assistance programs in 90 countries. Worldwide, 82,758 credit unions in 97 countries serve 404 million people. Learn more about World Council's impact around the world at


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