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International Credit Union Day will take local and global perspectives

With International Credit Union Day approaching, the World Council of Credit Union (WOCCU) has announced this year’s theme: Local Service. Global Reach. “Each credit union serves a local community and it is because of that local service in communities across the world that we have a global...


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Cut the cost of summer says Bradford District Credit Union

Over 500 families in Bradford are surviving summer thanks to Bradford District Credit Union’s roadshow events. Bradford District Credit Union has been touring the district through the summer holidays with help and advice for families to cut the cost of summer holidays. Families were able to...


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Penny Post Credit Union gets a stamp of approval

Penny Post Credit Union has reached a major membership milestone in the credit union’s history. The credit union for Royal Mail Group employees has surpassed the landmark figure of 10,000 members. Staff at Penny Post are also celebrating receiving a 5-star Fairbanking Mark from the...


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Commsave Staff praised for its ‘tremendous’ service to members

All staff, directors and audit & risk independent members were invited to participate in Commsave Credit Union’s, fifth annual business planning & teamwork weekend. Welcoming all participants to the weekend, Chairman Kundai Kafamba reminded staff and directors of the strategy, mission...


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British Contingent of credit unions visits Romania

Last week, a British credit union contingent participated in a week-long study symposium in Bucharest, Romania. 19 credit union professionals from England and Scotland, comprising staff and board directors, ABCUL and Liverpool John Moore University completed the third and final in a series of...


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ABCUL members reflect on invaluable learning experience at the World Credit Union Conference

Earlier in the year, two ABCUL members won complimentary passes to attend this year’s World Credit Union Conference, in the Bahamas. Helen Wilman from Stockport Credit Union and Pauline Smaje from Enterprise Credit Union made the journey last week and took advantage of the invaluable...


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Bank of England publishes annual credit union statistics

Wednesday 31 July saw the Bank of England publish its annual credit union statistical report based on annual return data for the credit union financial year ending 30 September 2018. Despite the time lag in the data’s publication, it provides a unique insight into the position of the British...


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Young Professionals and Women’s Leadership Network among the highlights at this week’s World Credit Union Conference

More than 2100 credit union professionals attended the largest gathering of credit unions from across the globe, for a spectacular four-day annual conference, in The Bahamas. The World Credit Union Conference (WCUC) featured 29 keynote presentations and breakout sessions from more than 50...


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Supporting community top of the agenda for East Kilbride Credit Union

“Here’s to a successful 2019,” says East Kilbride Credit Union (EKCU), as they reflect on the first half of the calendar year and look ahead to an exciting rest of the year. The credit union held a very successful 37 th AGM earlier in the year where members heard reports from Directors of EKCU...


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Six ABCUL forums benefit from Good Governance training

Last weekend, the ABCUL Cymru, South West & West Midlands Forum came together in Bristol, for a special training event to share and learn more about ‘Good Governance’. The training has been part of a series of events that have taken place within ABCUL forums across the country. To date, six...