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This week British credit union pioneers were recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List will be awarded with the awarding of MBE’s for voluntary service to the credit union movement. Honouring services to the credit union movement and his community, Grantley Yearwood who was for many years President of Plane Saver Credit Union and former employee of British airways has been involved in ...
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This week Hull & East Yorkshire Credit Union celebrated its 20th anniversary of service to its members. “It has been an amazing experience and I am very proud of everyone who has played their part in helping us on our journey,” says CEO and one of HEY Credit Union’s founding members, John Smith. Since its formation on 10 June 1999, HEY Credit Union has grown to 15,000 adult members and ...
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Bradford District Credit union will be running a series of workshops and roadshows this summer to support families during the school holidays. The ‘Surviving Summer’ series is being organised by BDCU alongside other local organisations to give families help and advice during the summer school break. Financial Inclusion Officer at BDCU, Ian Brewer says that: “the roadshow workshops will allow ...
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Credit unions, politicians and Lloyds Banking Group gathered at the House of Commons this week, to celebrate the 23 credit unions sharing the £1 million 2018 round of funding for the Lloyds Banking Group Credit Union Development Fund. Established in 2014, as part of Lloyds’ Helping Britain Prosper Plan and run in partnership with the Credit Union Foundation, the Fund has so far supported 103 ...
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Last week, the new class of candidates for CU Futures, the Credit Union Foundation’s young professionals’ development programme met in Manchester to begin the programme for 2019/2020. Launched in 2016, CU Futures is now in its fourth year of operation and this year’s class spent the day at ABCUL’s offices getting to know each other, learning more about the year-long programme, and hearing presentations ...
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Enterprise Credit Union CEO and ABCUL President Karen Bennett has been shortlisted for the annual Merseyside Woman of the Year award. “To be included amongst some truly inspirational and fantastic candidates is a humbling and immensely proud moment for me,” says Karen. The event is designed to find and reward the unsung heroines of Merseyside, for their achievements in just doing what they ...
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Last week, Plane Saver Credit Union and Pioneer Mutual Credit Union welcomed women leaders of today and tomorrow to the second meeting of the World Council of Credit Unions, Global Women’s Leadership Network (Britain). Female credit union professionals from across the country met at the National Council for Voluntary Organisations in London for an inspiring and motivating workshop on Resilience ...
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Plane Saver Credit Union has announced the launch of ‘First Defence Finance’, a new brand targeting serving Armed Forces Personnel, veterans and their families. As part of the Joining Forces Initiative, First Defence Finance will offer Plane Saver Credit Union’s services to help even more members of the Armed Forces increase their financial resilience while making the cost of borrowing more ...
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In its first online members’ survey, Just Credit Union has been given a massive vote of confidence with 98% of respondent members finding saving with the credit union easy. Chief Officer of JCU, Karen Farrow said the credit union was ‘delighted’ with the feedback received in the survey, particularly that nine out of ten members would recommend JCU to family and friends and the clear majority ...
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This week, over 40 representatives of the British credit union sector attended the first of seven ABCUL Town Hall Consultations in Liverpool, to help shape the future of the British credit union sector. ABCUL CEO, Robert Kelly welcomed ABCUL member & non-member credit unions sharing with them that: “It is my firm belief that we need to begin a conversation across the credit union sector to ...
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Darlington Credit Union (DCU) has launched a new current account to offer its members modern banking facilities. Launching Monday 20 May, DCU released its Go Account which offers its members three different levels of current account products.  The launch of its new product will serve to modernise the credit union and relieve the pressure for those in the community who struggle with accessing ...
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This week, ABCUL Chief Executive, Robert Kelly attended the annual Georgia Credit Union Affiliates Conference. Robert spent time with credit unions from across the state of Georgia learning from their experiences of co-operation, innovation and change to meet members’ expectations. Since establishing a formal World Council International Partnership with GCUA in 2016, ABCUL and its members have ...
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