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ABCUL and Georgia Credit Union Affiliates partnership strong as ever

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...


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Good Governance is on top of the agenda at ABCUL Forum

In recent years ABCUL has strengthened the offering of its member Forums to bring additional value to credit unions. Last weekend, members of the ABCUL North East & Yorkshire Forum sponsored a special training event to share and learn more about ‘Good Governance’. Members shared their...


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Discovery Credit Union launches new mobile quiz app for students

Discovery Credit Union has released its new mobile app, ‘Money Matters Quiz' this week as part of National Numeracy Day. The app , aimed at 11-18-year-olds, will help young people learn about money management and good savings habits. Players can earn monetary rewards for each successfully...


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Clockwise Credit Union launches social media campaign

Clockwise Credit Union has launched a co-ordinated social media campaign to highlight the importance of credit unions for anyone in society. Although the number of adults in the UK without a bank account has dropped to 1.2m, a recent report by Pockit (online current account provider) found that...


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Lincolnshire Credit Union given financial boost from local co-ops

Lincolnshire Credit Union will benefit from extra financial support through Lincolnshire Co-op’s Community Champion Scheme. Alongside several financial wellbeing groups, the credit union will share a total of £147,000 to bolster the work of those that care for the financially disadvantaged. ...


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Carntyne and Riddrie Credit Union’s community champion John Lyons shares his non-referral food bank

Carntyne and Riddrie Credit Union is breaking down barriers of how people across the city access food banks. Eight years ago, General Manager of CRCU, John Lyons felt it his duty to help those communities who struggled to afford its basic needs of access to food. He went onto form Glasgow’s...


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British credit union pioneer retires after 37 years

Founder of First Rate Credit Union, Les Walker has retired this week after 37 years of service to the credit union sector. Operations Manager, Mike Barry describes this as an “end of an era” for First Rate Credit Union. Les has been with First Rate its entire existence, helping to set it up as...

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Merthyr Tydfil Borough Credit Union continues to grow in its 20th year of service

Merthyr Tydfil Borough Credit Union is celebrating 20 years of providing a valued service to thousands of people in communities across the Valleys region. As their 20 th anniversary approaches, MTBCU Manager, Delyth Shearing said that many people’s lives have been improved since they became...


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Smart Money Cymru Credit Union warns against loan sharks in new marketing campaign

Smart Money Cymru Credit Union is launching a new marketing campaign, to raise awareness of the credit unions services. The Welsh credit union has joined forces with the Wales Illegal Money Lending Unit (WIMLU) to highlight its loan products as an alternative to borrowing from illegal or high...


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Scottish Parliament recognises valuable credit union partnership with local school

Green MSP, Ross Greer has put forward a parliamentary motion to recognise an Innovative Schools Project, in which 1 st Alliance (Ayrshire) Credit Union is involved in. The project, in partnership with 1 st Alliance Credit Union, was launched back in March as part of the Innovative Schools...