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CU Futures Graduate Reflects on Class of 2021

Following on from the CU Futures ceremony at the recent virtual ABCUL Conference, participant and graduate from this year’s class, Penny Post Credit Union’s Lewis Price reflects on the positive impact the experience has had. Commenting on the Penny Post website, Lewis said: "Now that CU...

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Tail O' The Bank Credit Union Commended for Community Support Throughout Pandemic

In response to the vital support to its community over the past year, Tail O’ The Bank Credit Union has been acknowledged by members of Scottish Parliament. Supported by ten SMP’s, the motion states: “That this House notes, the difficult and unprecedented year for Tail O' The Bank Credit Union...

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Serve and Protect Credit Union helps Police to #StayForceFit!

Earlier in the year, Serve and Protect CU created its #StayForceFit challenge aiming to improve the wellbeing of the policing family during lockdown by encouraging participants to get active for a common cause, to win £1,000 for its Welfare Fund. The challenge was simple, log the miles covered...

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Record Breaking Lockdown Lifeline in Stockport

At its recent AGM to discuss the 2019-2020 financial year, Stockport Credit Union confirmed that more people than ever before turned to it for financial support as the devastating effects of the Coronavirus pandemic began to bite. A record 1,108 new members joined, up 44% on the previous...

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Records Broken and Awards on the Horizon for East Sussex Credit Union

East Sussex Credit Union (ESCU) have reached the milestone of 9,000 members. CEO of ESCU, Ann Hickey was delighted to announce the achievement that includes members holding over £4m in savings. “Our growth makes us a strong and more sustainable credit union. As our members increase, and save...

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CFCFE Conference Showcases Successful Credit Union Mergers

How to conduct successful mergers was a key issue at the Centre for Community Finance Europe’s ( CFCFE ) conference last month. The online event explored how mergers are a useful strategy to strengthen credit unions, with inputs from Michael Byrne, a director of Core Credit Union in Dublin;...

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ABCUL Publishes its Key Policy Asks for Scottish Parliament

ABCUL has published its key policy asks to all Members elected to the Scottish Parliament in 2021 to support Credit Unions in Scotland. Collating the views of ABCUL members, in terms of policy asks for Parliamentary elections in May, it has listed five key areas that Government can support the...

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Successful Year Reported at HI-Scot Credit Union’s Virtual AGM

This year, HI-Scot Credit Union embraced the use of technology and held its first virtual AGM, giving members an opportunity to attend from wherever they lived across the Highlands and Islands. “Usually, our Annual General Meeting is held at several locations across the Highlands, Orkney...

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New Trading Name for St Albans

The St Albans District Credit Union Board has decided to introduce a new trading name for the organisation. From 6 April 2021 the Credit Union will trade primarily under the name of St Albans Community Bank and all its documentation and future marketing will be based around this name. In...

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Pennine Community Credit union donates £8,500 to Burnley and Pendle charities

Pennine Community Credit Union has donated much-needed funds to Burnley and Pendle charities struggling in the pandemic. The credit union made the generous announcement during its virtually held 39th AGM, where account holders logged on to hear news of PCCU's financial year. Ten donations...

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