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Zync Digital and South Manchester Credit Union joined forces this week, to raise awareness of the credit union sector via popular social media account, One Minute Briefs . One Minute Briefs is the brainchild of the Bank of Creativity, a digital agency that promotes brands and causes by challenging their creative online community of designers, copywriters, artists, marketers, and more, ...
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Details of a Credit Union operating in Britain as early as 1958 have been uncovered by Save and Sound, the credit union oral history and heritage project recently launched by the Credit Union Foundation , with funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund .  Until this discovery, it has been generally thought that the first credit unions in Britain were formed in 1964, by groups in Hornsey ...
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TransaveUK Credit Union has partnered with People's Dispensary for Sick Animals (PDSA), the UK’s leading veterinary charity, to provide its employees with access to salary-deducted savings and affordable loans. Ken Dunn, Transave’s Development Director commented “We are delighted to partner with a like minded, value-driven organisation that carry out such important work in the community ...
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As Norwich Credit Union (NCU) entered lockdown, it had to adapt quickly ensure it could continue to meet the financial needs of its members. “We quickly enlisted RSign to enable us to offer the ability to get loan agreements signed electronically, eliminating the need for attendance at our now closed service points” says Director of Norwich Credit Union, Danny Thomas. NCU also changed ...
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Staff at Drumchapel Credit Union are participating in a sponsored walk in memory of their work colleague and friend, Norrie Muir who passed away in 2019. Norrie Muir volunteered at the credit union for more than 20 years helping residents in Drumchapel manage their money. He began as a volunteer before working his way into a job and never looking back. Norrie attended Waverley Senior ...
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Plane Saver Credit Union is celebrating winning ‘Best Credit Union South’ at this year’s Consumer Credit Awards . In its fifth year the Consumer Credit Awards, aim to find the UK’s best credit firms and their partners. Wholly voted for by customers, these awards aim to find the most customer-centric financial companies. Over 19,000 consumers took part in the voting process which took place ...
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The Scottish Government this week published its Programme for Government, which sets out its plans for the coming Parliamentary year and reiterates its support for the credit union sector. The Scottish Government will “build upon our existing and extensive work to support social enterprises and Credit Unions which provide vital financial services for some of our most deprived communities”. It ...
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New Central Credit Union’s 20 th anniversary falls in an economically distressing time for people across the area it serves in Coventry and Warwickshire, to over 4,000 members. The Credit Union has been open throughout the lockdown period helping those that need it most. Assistant manager Kwame Quainoo said: “We are proud to say we have remained open throughout the coronavirus pandemic, which ...
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Shropshire's not-for-profit community bank has had to find new ways of working during the pandemic and says it will continue to offer the new digital services it has developed. The introduction of a new secure instant-messaging app with extra built-in security has helped ease the difficult months of lockdown for Just Credit Union (JCU) and its members. JCU office manager, Amy Jones, said: “As ...
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 Half of the awards in the Smart Money People Consumer Credit Awards 2020 have been awarded to credit unions, with five named among the winners. Over 19,000 consumers took part in the voting process which took place during the COVID-19 lockdown period when they have proven to be a vital lifeline for many. Jacqueline Dewey, CEO of Smart Money People, said “Timely access to affordable credit ...
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In a meeting between local Councillors for Brighton & Hove City Council, local Councillor, Jackie O’Quinn spoke of the need for the Council to encourage its staff to make the most of the Chorus Workplace Savings Scheme offered by East Sussex Credit Union (ESCU). Chorus is the workplace savings scheme from ESCU to enable staff to save money or make loan repayments directly from their wages. ...
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Salford Credit Union Chief Executive, Sheila Murtagh, is warning the people of Salford to stay clear of illegal loan sharks to cover the costs of children returning to school next month. Sheila said: “Loan sharks can pose as helpful and friendly people in times of need- but this behaviour quickly changes if repayments are not met. “Some of the tell-tale signs of loansharking include cash ...
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