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Save and Sound – the people who build Britain’s credit unions

Set up to collect and preserve the memories of people involved in setting up and running credit unions before 2000, the Credit Union Foundation’s Save and Sound oral history project launched online on Thursday 15th October, International Credit Union Day. Speakers at the online event...

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Credit union history flying high says Save and Sound

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...

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Lockdown galvanises Norwich Credit Union to transform digital services

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...

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CU Futures class of 2020 comes to end as another year begins

At the ABCUL Annual Conference in March, our flagship young professionals development programme celebrated the graduation of its fourth cohort of participants brining the total number of participants to complete CU Futures since its inception to 49. Each year candidates work on a group project...

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The Future’s Bright – CU Futures participant reflects on the Credit Union Foundation’s 12-month programme

Finance Officer at Enterprise Credit Union, Kieran Hughes has recently published a blog piece about his development in the credit union sector, since participating in the Credit Union Foundation’s, CU Futures programme. “I’ve been involved in the credit union movement since back in 2009,...


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CMutual welcome CU Futures to Dublin

CMutual welcome CU Futures to Dublin The CU Futures class of 2020 travelled to Dublin earlier this week thanks to CMutual.They attended this year's Credit Union Leadership Conference in Dublin, which offers unique insights from the Filene Research Institute, aimed at supporting credit...


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CU Futures continue training in London

This week, the CU Futures Class of 2020 continued their progression through the programme with a two-day event hosted by Lloyds Banking Group in London. ABCUL’s Head of Member Services, Rosanna Donovan travelled with the group and said: “I’m very proud of this year’s class in the progress they...


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APPG on Credit Unions celebrates extra £1m for the Lloyds Banking Group Credit Union Development Fund

Credit unions, politicians and Lloyds Banking Group gathered at the House of Commons this week, to celebrate the 23 credit unions sharing the £1 million 2018 round of funding for the Lloyds Banking Group Credit Union Development Fund. Established in 2014, as part of Lloyds’ Helping Britain...


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CU Futures Class of 2020 begins

Last week, the new class of candidates for CU Futures, the Credit Union Foundation’s young professionals’ development programme met in Manchester to begin the programme for 2019/2020. Launched in 2016, CU Futures is now in its fourth year of operation and this year’s class spent the day at...


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Lloyds Banking Group announces further £1m in grants to support credit unions

Lloyds Banking Group has announced additional funding to support the UK’s credit union sector. The Group is awarding a further £1 million in grants to 23 credit unions through the Lloyds Credit Union Development Fund. Established in 2014, the Lloyds Credit Union Development Fund is run in...