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Metro Moneywise Credit Union continues a pivotal year for its development and growth

Following a busy summer period, the employee-based credit union, Metro Moneywise, has approved a total of £390,000 worth of loans in July alone, making it the credit union’s best ever month for lending. Chief Executive of Metro Moneywise, Ciara Davies thanked the credit union’s staff for...


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Scottish Government encourages employers to partner with credit unions

Last week, the Carnegie UK Trust was hosted by Linda Fabiani MSP at an event in the Scottish Parliament to share learning from its employer engagement pilot run through a credit union consortium with parliamentarians, employers and affordable credit stakeholders. Comprised of 1st Alliance ...


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‘Credit Experts’ news film promotes the UK credit union sector

ABCUL has partnered with the Chartered Institute of Credit Management (CICM) and ITN Productions to produce a news-style programme highlighting the important role of the credit union sector within the UK economy. Presented by newsreader, Natasha Kaplinsky, Credit Experts explores the vital...


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The Co-op Credit Union celebrates 20th anniversary

Reporting to members this week, Chair David Fawell was delighted to share a successful year for the credit union, after granting 2,300 loans which brings total lending to over £32 million since their beginnings in 1998. David is proud that the credit union has remained with its core values of...


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Stamp of approval for Penny Post Credit Union

Penny Post Credit Union recorded high levels of growth during their AGM last weekend, at Molineux, home of Wolverhampton Wanderers Football Club. Positive moves were reported for all key measurements, with members informed they would be receiving a dividend of 1.55%, rising to 2.55% for monies...


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ABCUL Annual Conference 2019 gets underway

The ABCUL Annual Conference and AGM is the largest event in the British credit union calendar. It provides the opportunity for credit union board members, staff and volunteers to hear from a wide range of speakers, to discuss the issues that are important to them and network with others from the...


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Exciting times for NHS Credit Union

It’s been a big few weeks for the NHS Credit Union – with a new mobile banking app being launched; a successful recruitment campaign in Fife that has seen membership increase by more than 60% - and a new Chief Executive taking up office. The credit union’s new mobile banking app began to be...


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Dragonsavers Credit Union achieves another year of growth

Year-end figures reflected the continued growth that Dragonsavers has once again achieved over the year, enabling the credit union to continue to operate as a sustainable, self-sufficient organisation. During 2017-2018, all measures have shown a significant increase including membership,...


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100% of survey respondents would recommend West Country Savings & Loans

A recent members’ survey conducted by West Country Savings & Loans shows that 100% of membership would recommend the credit union to a friend or family member. Marketing Coordinator at WCSL, Sally Dyer suggests that, “the results of our survey are a great reflection of how hard our front...


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SoundPound attends first meeting of the Greater Manchester Co-operative Commission

The Greater Manchester Consortium of credit unions ‘SoundPound’ attended the inaugural meeting of the Co-operative Commission, which aims to further the development of the co-operative movement in the city region. Announced back in July 2018 by Greater Manchester Mayor, Andy Burnham, the ...