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Global credit union movement celebrates International Credit Union Day

“The credit union sector is alive and strong, let’s continue to celebrate that,” says ABCUL CEO, Robert Kelly. Celebrated on the third Thursday of October since 1948, International Credit Union Day is an opportunity to promote the credit union movement’s achievements past and present and to...


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Treasury launches pilot of new PrizeSaver account on International Credit Union Day

Credit union members could now win up to £5,000 a month with new credit union prize-based savings account. To mark International Credit Union Day, Government has launched its PrizeSaver pilot teaming up with 15 ABCUL credit unions across Britain, to help people increase their financial...


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Credit unions help celebrate the 10th anniversary of The Fairbanking Foundation

Credit unions, politicians and a number of financial organisations gathered in The House of Commons, this week, to celebrate the 10th anniversary of The Fairbanking Foundation. In its decade-long history, The Fairbanking Foundation has supported organisations to put customer financial well...


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ABCUL’s Town Hall consultation events come to a close

After seven regional events across England, Scotland & Wales, welcoming 267 credit union representatives, ABCUL’s Town Hall consultation events have come to an end this week in York. “It has been a fantastic experience visiting seven areas of Britain to shape our future strategy in a...


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96% of workers would recommend payroll savings with a credit union, says new report from Money and Pensions Service

Launched at the Scottish Parliament’s Cross-Party Group on credit unions, the Financial Inclusion Centre (FIC), in partnership with Money and Pensions Service (MaPS), has published a new report on credit union payroll saving: ‘Getting Workforces Saving’. The report gives evidence how effective...


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South Manchester Credit Union continues a successful 2019 with a grand office opening

Last week, South Manchester Credit Union welcomed over 70 guests to celebrate the expansion of its office on Fog Lane. “Our credit union is here to stay on Fog Lane in Burnage, South Manchester. It is a friendly, neighbourhood high street with plenty of passers-by and easy access for South...


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Collaboration is key for British and Georgian credit union sectors

Nine credit union leaders from Georgia Credit Union Affiliates (GCUA) travelled to Britain as part of ABCUL's formal World Council International Partnership with GCUA which was launched in 2016. “As always, it was a great pleasure to welcome our friends and colleagues from the credit union...


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Members’ holiday plans rescued with help from The Co-op Credit Union

The collapse of travel firm Thomas Cook has led to the cancellation of hundreds of thousands of holidays – with many customers trying to find the cash to pay for new bookings at short notice. In response, Co-op Credit Union is talking to members who have been affected and is helping with...


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Northumberland Community Bank member of staff wins Regional Apprentice of the Year award

Northumberland Community Bank staff member, Julie Mills, has been named the winner of the Regional Apprentice of the Year award and will represent the North East at the Apprenticeships National Awards in London next month. Julie is employed by NCB and has been taking an apprenticeship in...


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British credit unions travel to Los Angeles for this year’s Inclusiv conference

This week on a trip sponsored by Citi, ABCUL credit unions traveled to Los Angeles for the largest gathering of community development credit unions in the US. The conference brings together industry leaders from across the US community development credit union sector. In previous years Citi...