Last week, ABCUL's North West Forum participated in a one-off training event delivered by Barclays, in Manchester city centre.
"It was fantastic for us to be able to share our knowledge and expertise with local credit unions as we see the huge value and importance they provide to our local communities," said Branch Manager at Barclays and Director of Cashbox Credit Union, Ben Goodwin.
Sessions during the day included a focus on Identification & verification of members, fraud & scams and Anti-Money Laundering training.
Chair of ABCUL's North West Forum, and CEO of Hoot Credit Union, David Batten said: "The day was a useful opportunity for credit unions around the region to review their current practices around ID verification and anti-money laundering activity. It is good to see Barclays continue their commitment to the development of the credit union sector and I look forward to further developing this relationship."
Presenting the training, Ben Goodwin added: "We are so pleased that the day was so well received. We thoroughly enjoyed working with everyone, it was a really fun event thanks to the participation of everyone involved and we were all grateful for everyone's time and enthusiasm.
“We are looking forward to building stronger relationships and working together for the benefit of the staff, volunteers, members and the credit union movement and cannot wait for our next event!"
ABCUL's Members' Relationship Manager, John Haslam also attended the training event, John said: "This was a fantastic event, and I am thankful to all at Barclays for delivering a very relevant and engaging event. Kudos is due also to the North West credit unions who brought the day about.
"It is clear that the topics we covered remain a key area of concern for all credit unions. I have no doubt the material we covered on the day will not only benefit credit union members but also help to create more robust, secure and resilient credit unions."#News