News: Updates

Read the latest news within the credit union sector, featuring stories from local credit unions, comments from the Association and the important talking points facing the sector across the globe.

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Plane Saver Credit Union Announces Collaboration with Vivup Benefits

Plane Saver Credit Union has announced its newest collaboration with employee benefits company, Vivup Benefits which aims to alleviate the...

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Wave Community Bank Merges with Kent Savers Credit Union

Wave Community Bank (WCB) and Kent Savers Credit Union successfully completed a merger on Tuesday 20 February which has created...

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1st Alliance Community Bank Celebrates its 20th Anniversary

2024 marks the 20th year of success for 1st Alliance Community Bank – the result of a merger of three...

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Efforts of ABCUL Inclusivity Group Highlighted on Global Credit Union Podcast

Ruksana Kauser, a Member Services Advisor at Calderdale Credit Union and Committee member of ABCUL’s Inclusivity Group (AIG), discussed the...

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British Credit Union Membership Surpasses 1.5 Million For the First Time

The Bank of England recently published its Credit Union Statistics for Quarter Three of 2023 which has shown impressive growth...

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Wolverhampton City Credit Union Launches New Savings Scheme

Wolverhampton City Credit Union (WCCU) has joined forces with the England Illegal Money Lending Team (IMLT) to improve the financial...

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GMB Credit Union Celebrates its 25th Anniversary

2024 marks the 25th year of GMB Credit Union’s success. Now serving over 10,000 people within the GMB Trade Union...

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Global Women’s Leadership Network GB Sister Society Gathers to Boost Resilience

On Wednesday 07 February, members of the GB Sister Society of the Global Women’s Leadership Network (GWLN) gathered in Bolton,...

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Labour Commits to Growing Credit Union Sector 

The Labour Party has released its proposals for reform of the UK financial services sector, including commitments to support credit...

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ABCUL Launches New Website

This week, the Association was pleased to launch its new website, providing a significant upgrade in design,  with all of...

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South Manchester Credit Union Celebrates £30 Million Lending Milestone

On Friday 26 January, South Manchester Credit Union (SMCU) staff and Directors celebrated reaching a lending milestone of £30 million...

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Central Liverpool Credit Union Highlights Benefits of Credit Unions on BBC Radio Merseyside

Central Liverpool Credit Union (CLCU) hit the radio waves on Monday 29 January to tell listeners of BBC Radio Merseyside...

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WYCUP Scholarship Granted to British Young Professional

A prestigious scholarship in the global credit union movement, which recognises individuals who have demonstrated leadership and exemplify a commitment...

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The Co-op Credit Union Celebrates 25 Years of Success

On Wednesday 24 January, The Co-op Credit Union gathered in the Co-op Group’s headquarters with supporters of the credit union...

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CLEVR Money Credit Union Founder Recognised with MBE for Services to Financial Inclusion

CLEVR Money Credit Union originated from the publication on Blackpool’s Financial Inclusion Strategy set out in the early 2000’s. The...

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Swoboda Conference Provided Insights on Current Issues and Trends for Credit Unions

On Friday 24 November, the Swoboda Research Centre held its conference in Manchester which gathered over 100 credit union leaders...

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World Council of Credit Unions’ Impact Report Shows 2023 was a Year of Growth

The World Council of Credit Unions (WOCCU) has recently published its 2023 Impact Report which outlines its key work and...

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Just Credit Union’s Members Highly Satisfied with Performance and Culture Survey Finds

Just Credit Union – which serves the areas of Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin – has received a high score in...

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ABCUL Publishes Member Survey Feedback Report Highlighting Members’ Satisfaction

ABCUL is pleased to publish the Member Survey Feedback Report highlighting how the Association has taken members’ feedback on areas...

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Plane Saver Credit Union Celebrates 30th Anniversary and AGM

Plane Saver Credit Union (PSCU) commemorated its 30th Anniversary during the Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Thursday, December 14th, 2023...

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Mutuals and Co-operatives Continue to Work Together to be a Priority for the Next Government

ABCUL CEO Robert Kelly attended a Westminster roundtable this week which discussed the importance of mutuals and co-operatives. Discussions were...

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Serve and Protect CU Provide Record Dividend Return to Members

Serve and Protect CU announced a record return of over £2.4 million paid to its members at its Annual General...

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Northumberland Community Bank Welcomes New CEO

Northumberland Community Bank (Trading name of Credit union for South East Northumberland) has announced the appointment of Scott Wilson–Laing as...

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Credit Unions Recognised for the Vital Support Offered at Christmastime

Credit Unions were recently highlighted as a lifeline for those struggling with the cost of Christmas during the high cost...

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