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A co-operative of co-operatives

The Association of British Credit Unions Ltd (ABCUL):
  • is the main trade association for credit unions in Britain
  • is a co-operative of co-operatives, governed by volunteer directors
  • represents credit unions to governments, policy makers and the media
  • provides a full range of information, training and development services to help its members grow as sustainable financial services providers 

The majority of credit unions in England, Scotland and Wales choose to join ABCUL and the Association represents the majority of the British credit union movement on every key measure - number of credit unions, number of members served by credit unions, and assets.

Our dedicated staff team is committed to making a difference to credit unions in Great Britain. We provide a full range of advice, training and development services to help our member credit unions grow as sustainable, thriving financial co-operatives.

Our Vision

Credit unions will become the primary source of affordable, high quality and ethical financial services for the people of Great Britain.

Our Mission

To be the principal, democratically-governed representative body of the credit union movement in Great Britain and to provide credit unions with the leadership, services and assistance they require to meet the financial needs and aspirations of the people of this country.

If your credit union is already a member of ABCUL you can log in to our online members' area here.

You can call us directly on 0161 832 3694 or email or find individual contact details for staff here.

If your credit unions is not already a member and wants to find out more about what we offer then please click here or give us a call on 0161 832 3694 and speak to Marcus or John.