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Credit Unions of Wales Awards 2022 will once more be sponsored by ABCUL’s Welsh forum of credit unions. Once again, the awards will celebrate the contribution made by volunteers, members, schools and partner employers to the success of the credit union movement in Wales. Following two-years of virtual presentation ceremonies due to Covid-19 lockdown, this year’s awards will be held at The Pierhead ...
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Last month, six credit union professionals who are members of ABCUL’s Young Professionals Network attended the World Credit Union Conference, following a successful application process in which the YPN awarded complimentary passes to some of its members. “We were delighted to award our YPN members conference passes for this year’s World Credit Union Conference,” says Chair of the YPN, Luke McGilvray. ...
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This month, Bradford District Credit Union (BDCU) have surpassed 9,000 members to its membership, an increase of 6,000 people joining in the last six years. “For almost 30 years, BDCU have been helping local people have access to its services,” says Financial Inclusion Officer, Ian Brewer. “We are thrilled that over 9,000 members of our community have decided to join the credit union.” A key area ...
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After 10 weeks of voting by customers for their favourite credit providers, Smart Money People is delighted to announce the finalists of the Consumer Credit Awards 2022. Commenting on the announcement of this year’s finalists, ABCUL CEO, Robert Kelly said: “Congratulations to all finalists of this year’s awards. I’m delighted to see so many credit unions recognised for their dedicated and valued ...
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Large-scale investment in technology at Torfaen and Monmouthshire-based Gateway Credit Union is already reaping dividends for its members. The digital transformation, made possible with investment by Welsh Government, started in June and has already led to a rise in both people wanting to join the credit union and loan applications, according to Gateway manager Sara Burch. Sara explained: “The ...
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In a bid to become eco-friendly and improve the environment, Just Credit Union has launched a ‘Green Loan’ of up to £15,000, which can be used by members for a big retrofit project which may include solar panels and insulation but also for smaller works too – like fitting new windows or doors or getting a new boiler installed. “We all know that making our homes more energy efficient is not only good ...
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“Empower Your Financial Future with a Credit Union™” is the theme of this year’s International Credit Union (ICU) Day , to be celebrated this year on Thursday 20 October 2022. This annual event raises global awareness for the credit union movement through outreach, volunteering, fundraising and other ICU Day-themed activities. Since the first celebration in 1948, ICU Day is a chance to spotlight ...
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The staff team at 1 st Class Credit Union will be climbing Ben Nevis to help raise awareness and funds for Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia (ALL) Charity and for The Queen Elizabeth University Hospital for Sick Kids in Glasgow, next month. Most cases of ALL develop in children, teenagers, and young adults. ALL is the most common type of leukaemia that affects children. Around 85% of the cases that ...
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The World Council of Credit Unions (WOCCU) appointed Diana Dykstra as chair following its Annual General Meeting on 18 July. Dykstra is the CEO of the California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues (USA) and has been a WOCCU board member since 2016. She will serve as chair for a one-year term through July 2023. “I just want to thank you for this honour, and I really look forward to working with you ...
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A bill to enhance the competitiveness of the UK financial services sector was introduced to UK Parliament this week, including draft legislation to reform the Credit Unions Act 1979. The Financial Services & Markets Bill aims to implement the government’s vision for an internationally competitive financial sector post-Brexit, that maintains high levels of consumer protection. The Bill includes ...
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1,600 credit union professionals from 51 countries attended this year's World Credit Union Conference conference —the first held in person since WCUC 2019 in the Bahamas. This year, co-hosted by ABCUL, the the four-day event at the Scottish Events Campus in Glasgow, featured more than 30 keynote presentations or breakout sessions from more than 50 speakers—on topics that included: Digitalisation, ...
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During a special session at this week’s conference in Glasgow, young credit union professionals from across the globe received recognition for the World Council of Credit Unions (WOCCU) World Young Credit Union Program (WYCUP) scholarships awarded in 2020 and 2021 during the final general session of the 2022 World Credit Union Conference. WYCUP also recognised young professionals affiliated with ...
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