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Irish credit union pioneer, John Hume passes away

The Board, staff and members of ABCUL are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Irish League of Credit Unions (ILCU) past President John Hume, after a short illness. John was one of the driving forces for the establishment of the credit union movement in Ireland and was a founding member...

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Nottingham Credit Union and Lincolnshire Credit Union complete merger

Following a year of careful planning, the transfer of undertakings between Lincolnshire Credit Union and Nottingham Credit Union is complete. Nottingham Credit Union will now trade as “The Notts & Lincs Credit Union” Originally scheduled for earlier this year, Covid19 delayed the merger...

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Wolverhampton City Credit Union offers emotional support as well as Financial throughout lockdown

Credit unions have contributed to helping their members’ emotional and mental health, says Wolverhampton City Credit Union (WCCU). In response to the mental impact the global pandemic has made for communities, WCCU asked members to complete a survey to strategize how they can best support...

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New reports call for more support for credit unions

Two new reports published have called for more support to ensure the credit union sector can increase its reach. The Carnegie Trust UK last week published its findings into existing affordable credit provision in 7 Scottish Council areas, and called for stakeholders to work together to...

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Bradford District Credit Union supports workers financially struggling because of furlough

Bradford Council worker Michelle Taylor recently appeared on BBC television to discuss her relationship with the Credit Union which has helped her manage her finances as a single mum. She is recommending the new scheme to anyone suffering hardship because of the pandemic. Bradford Council...

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Serve and Protect Credit Union welcomes the Fire and Health Service

With over 32,000 members throughout the Police, Military and Prison Service the free employee benefit has now been extended to include those working within the Fire and Health Service. The credit union is there to help their members save and be there for them if they need to borrow throughout...

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Maintaining and enhancing services – How LASER Credit Union remained open through lockdown

From the outset the pandemic, there was willingness from the Board of Directors and staff that the LASER Credit Union should stay open in order that they could serve its most vulnerable members. “These members rely on us for cash withdrawals, crisis loans and LASER loans in the main....

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Serve and Protect Credit Union release Social Impact Report for 2020

Serve and Protect CU works hard to ensure they are there for their members when they need them. By connecting with local Welfare Funds, delivering educational briefs to thousands of members and non-members, and by going above and beyond to understand the needs of their members, the credit union...

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Stockport Credit Union Director wins prestigious Director of the Year Award

Credit Union Director, James McMillan, was announced as the winner of the prestigious Non-Exec Director of the Year Award 2020 (North West & Isle of Man) by the I nstitute of Directors . The Awards has grown over the past 16 years to represent the pinnacle of leadership and business...

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30 years of credit unions in Bolton

On July 19 1990, Johnson Fold Credit Union opened its doors to members, encouraging local residents to build up a shared savings pot and then use those savings as security for borrowing at affordable rates. The idea worked and soon the credit union expanded and encouraged other areas of Bolton...

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