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Founder of the British ‘Women’s Leadership Network’ wins inaugural credit union award

Beth Welsh of Pioneer Mutual Credit Union received the inaugural Minerva Award – For the Empowerment of Girls and Women, at the ninth annual Edward Filene Credit Union Awards for Performance Excellence. Credit union practitioners were honoured at the annual awards ceremony this month in...


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Credit Unions in Wales award pupils for School Saver Club competition

Young artists and filmmakers across Wales have used their creative talents to highlight the importance of saving regularly with their local credit union. The winners of the School Partner Competition were announced at the Senedd by Jane Hutt AM, Patron of Credit Unions of Wales. Pupils and...


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Buy Nowt festival in Bradford returns for its third year

Bradford residents are invited to discover how much fun they can have without spending a penny. ‘Buy Nowt’ is returning for its third year as it puts a Yorkshire twist on the international Buy Nothing Day which campaigns against poverty caused by consumer debt and excess. Through creative...


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Scottish credit unions gathered for their annual ABCUL Scotland Conference

Last week, 63 individuals from ABCUL’s member credit unions across Scotland, came together for a weekend of learning and sharing best practice. Delegates had the opportunity to network and learn throughout the event and enjoyed workshops focused on good governance in a credit union, a workshop...


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Hi-Scot credit union commended for its ‘vital community resource’ by Scottish Parliament

“Thirteen is unlucky for some – but not for Hi-Scot Credit Union,” says General Manager of Hi-Scot, David Mackay, as the credit union is celebrating its 13 years of serving members across the Highlands and Islands of Scotland. “HI-Scot has continued to grow, year on year, since 2006,” said...


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Credit union membership surpasses 274 million globally

Last month, the World Council of Credit Unions (WOCCU) announced in its annual Statistical Report that global credit union membership, has surpassed 274 million members worldwide. Data gathered by WOCCU shows substantial growth in membership for the sector, stating that global membership has...


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ABCUL Annual Conference to host the WOCCU Global Youth Summit 2020

The next generation of credit union leaders will come together at next year’s ABCUL Annual Conference, in partnership with the World Council of Credit Unions and its Global Youth Summit. ABCUL members will be able to register for the unique, invaluable learning program that allows young credit...


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HEY Credit Union enjoys impressive anniversary year

In its 20 th anniversary year, HEY Credit Union, serving over 15,000 members and junior savers across the Humber Region and beyond has recorded another year of positive development. Celebrating its anniversary year, which was marked with a Lord Mayoral visit to Central Office, the credit union...


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New contactless donations from Clockwise Credit Union support Leicester homelessness charity

Clockwise Credit Union joins several organisations across Leicester, taking part in a new initiative 'Give Leicester', improving the lives of the city’s most vulnerable. People who want to help rough sleepers in the city can now support a local night shelter using new donation points across...


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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...