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Working in partnership with  Serve & Protect CU  and credit union app specialists,  CU Apps ,  Enterprise Credit Union  has launched its new mobile app to ensure members have access 24/7 from the comfort of their homes.    The app is fully integrated with the Credit Union’s core system and members can transact in all the normal ways within a totally secure environment. The ...
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In a recently published Social Impact Report, the East Sussex Credit Union (ESCU) has highlighted its significant achievements in the past couple years. The Credit Union works across the county to help fight financial exclusion and poverty by working in partnership with local authorities, agencies, and charities to provide financial services to many vulnerable people in its community.    ...
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HEY Credit Union (HEY CU) has worked hard to continue to deliver excellent service to its members throughout 2020 and is looking forward to its first ever virtual AGM next month. Chief Executive, John Smith said: “Although the past year has been one of the most challenging in our 21-year history, we've managed to grow still further our impact across the Humber Region and beyond, and even strengthened ...
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Following a detailed tender process, Hillingdon Credit Union (HCU) is delighted to announce a strategic partnership with Brent Council, for the provision of up to £1m in interest free loans to residents of Brent, who have been impacted by Covid-19.   Hillingdon Credit Union’s, President Neil Jones: “This innovative scheme will help reduce financial stress and homelessness for the most vulnerable ...
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1 st  Class Credit Union recorded its best lending month ever in October – making loans to members worth £1m for the first time in its 29-year history.    The Credit Union, which serves those working in the postal and wider communications services sector, has made significant investments in the last year to enhance its digital services to members which it identifies as critical to achieving ...
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A leading South Wales Valleys Credit Union has expanded its membership by merging with the Plaid Cymru Credit Union (PCCU). Caerphilly-headquartered Smart Money Cymru (SMCCU) was specifically chosen by the smaller Undeb Credyd Plaid Cymru Credit Union as a new home for its membership. Welcoming the new members, CEO of Smart Money Cymru, Mark White said the Credit Union is delighted to have ...
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  Credit Unions of Wales held its annual awards ceremony last month to recognise and celebrate the achievements of individuals and organisations across the country.  Jane Hutt MS, Patron of Credit Unions of Wales said: “For the third year running the Credit Unions of Wales Awards have highlighted the many success stories of this global movement and I want to congratulate each of the winners ...
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Penny Post Credit Union has been 'Highly Commended' at the Regional Apprenticeship Awards 2020 . Now in their 17th year, the Awards showcase the diverse and growing range of sectors engaged with apprenticeships. Penny Post Credit Union was also shortlisted finalist in the SME Employer of the Year category for the West Midland region.    Four years ago, the  Penny Post Credit Union ...
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Eight Community credit unions have joined together to launch a Covid-19 recovery plan that will offer hope and £15m in financial support to millions of people across Greater Manchester. The Consortium, known as Sound Pound, wants to show communities across the city region that there is light at the end of the tunnel and that their local community credit union is there to support them at this ...
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  For nearly 40 years, Black History Month has been celebrated in the UK. It’s a time to reflect on the diverse histories and achievements of Black people and their extraordinary contributions to society, even in the face of long-standing challenges and injustices.    The Caribbean Windrush generation have been pivotal to the early development of the credit union movement in the UK.  The ...
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Celtic Credit Union  has revealed it saved more than 2,700 people across Neath Port Talbot and Swansea Bay around £2.1 million in debt repayments over the past year, compared to using a payday lender.   Julie Mallinson, Business Development Manager for Celtic Credit Union, said: “This staggering amount of money shows how, at this crucial time for the nation’s finances, credit unions help ...
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A group of eight organisations working together to tackle poverty and financial exclusion has started a Halloween themed campaign to raise awareness about loan sharks.   Themed #LoanSharksAreMonsters, the campaign aims to address the rising number of vulnerable residents using illegal lenders in the run-up to Christmas.   The Bradford Anti-Poverty Events Group is led by  Bradford ...
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