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Money and Pensions Service sets out its ten-year UK Strategy for Financial Wellbeing

This week the Money and Pensions Service (MaPS) announced its ten-year strategy to improve financial wellbeing in the UK. As reported by MaPS this week, 11.5 million people in the UK have less than £100 in saving to fall back on, while nine million people said they often use credit cards and...


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Pentecostal Credit Union celebrates its 40th anniversary in 2020

The faith-based credit union is celebrating forty years of service to its members this year and to mark this special landmark, Chief Executive of Pentecostal Credit Union (PCU), Shane Bowes is spearheading a number of celebrations including a reception at the House of Commons. Speaking this...


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'Serving the needs of members’ explored at credit union conference

Last week, the Centre for Community Finance Europe welcomed credit union members and guests from Britain and Ireland to kick off 2020, for its third conference in Manchester. Almost 100 delegates from over 50 organisations from Britain, Ireland, Romania and the USA came together to explore the...


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Enterprise Credit Union celebrate another landmark festive period

Last month, Enterprise Credit Union announced it lent more than £8 million to its members over the Christmas period. Over 8,300 loans were issued at an average of £1,000. Enterprise Chief Executive, Karen Bennett said: “We’re delighted that we can help so many of our members at such an...


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Credit union pioneers honoured with Lifetime Achievement Award

Last month, at the ninth edition of the annual Edward Filene and Joe Biden awards, the Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to the British Credit Union Historical Society, and its three founders – James Clancy, Frank Duffy, and Martin Logan. The award was presented to the Historical Society...


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School Savings Scheme winning poster is being used across Wales

Last month, the winners of the Credit Unions of Wales School Partner competition were announced. Member of Gateway Credit Union, Lola Holmes designed a winning poster to highlight the importance of a schools’ credit union savers club. She was joined by a group of fellow pupils from Llanyafon...


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The highest dividend payment in over a decade for NHS Credit Union members

Last month, more than 18,500 members received an early Christmas present, courtesy of the NHS Credit Union. The credit union held its AGM in December when the dividend for the year was agreed at 1.5%. CEO of NHS Credit Union, Ruth Dorman said she was ‘delighted’ at the increasing level of...


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How East Sussex Credit Union is bridging divides through financial inclusion

In East Sussex, an area with one of the highest homelessness rates in England, East Sussex Credit Union (ESCU) is addressing the need for affordable loans. Working with a local charity, ‘Umbrella Brighton and Hove’, a fund which helps homeless people secure accommodation in the private rented...


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Police Credit Union announce launch of Serve and Protect CU

To celebrate the New Year, Police Credit Union (PCU) is pleased to announce the launch its new umbrella brand, ‘Serve and Protect CU’. The brand launch is part of the credit union’s long-term strategy to help represent the various markets it serves – with over 30,000 members throughout the...


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Credit union saver wins 5k in the first round of PrizeSaver draw

The first winner of the new PrizeSaver account received £5,000 last month, winning the cash prize just in time for Christmas. The lucky saver, a postal worker from London, opened one of the new PrizeSaver accounts with participating credit union, Commsave. The prize draw is part of a new...