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Scottish Parliament debate recent commitment to launch £10 million Credit Union Investment Fund

On Tuesday the Scottish Parliament debated the Scottish Government’s recent commitment to launch a £10 million Credit Union Investment Fund, which we recently reported. You can watch the debate in full here. The debate, tabled by the Government, noted the contribution of the 90 credit...

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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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Pioneer Mutual Credit Union shortlisted for Innovator of the Year

Following a huge number of entries for the inaugural ‘All About Barrhead Awards”, Pioneer Mutual Credit has been shortlisted in the ‘Innovator of the Year’ category. The awards have been developed to celebrate every aspect of the local community, from local businesses, organisations and even...

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Discovery Credit Union launches new mobile quiz app for students

Discovery Credit Union has released its new mobile app, ‘Money Matters Quiz' this week as part of National Numeracy Day. The app , aimed at 11-18-year-olds, will help young people learn about money management and good savings habits. Players can earn monetary rewards for each successfully...

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Carntyne and Riddrie Credit Union’s community champion John Lyons shares his non-referral food bank

Carntyne and Riddrie Credit Union is breaking down barriers of how people across the city access food banks. Eight years ago, General Manager of CRCU, John Lyons felt it his duty to help those communities who struggled to afford its basic needs of access to food. He went onto form Glasgow’s...

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Scottish Parliament recognises valuable credit union partnership with local school

Green MSP, Ross Greer has put forward a parliamentary motion to recognise an Innovative Schools Project, in which 1 st Alliance (Ayrshire) Credit Union is involved in. The project, in partnership with 1 st Alliance Credit Union, was launched back in March as part of the Innovative Schools...

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Scottish Government encourages employers to partner with credit unions

Last week, the Carnegie UK Trust was hosted by Linda Fabiani MSP at an event in the Scottish Parliament to share learning from its employer engagement pilot run through a credit union consortium with parliamentarians, employers and affordable credit stakeholders. Comprised of 1st Alliance ...

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Exciting times for NHS Credit Union

It’s been a big few weeks for the NHS Credit Union – with a new mobile banking app being launched; a successful recruitment campaign in Fife that has seen membership increase by more than 60% - and a new Chief Executive taking up office. The credit union’s new mobile banking app began to be...

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Tail O the Bank Credit Union saves £1m for its members in record-breaking period

Volunteer of over 30 years of service records hugely successful period of savings for members’ as he says farewell to the Tail O the Bank The Scottish credit union has overseen a hugely successful period for lending with £2.5 million currently on loan and its 8000 members saving up to £1...

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Scottish Government announce additional £85,000 for credit union junior savers

The Scottish Government has announced an additional £85,000 to extend its credit union school savings project. In the recent debate in the Scottish Parliament, Cabinet Secretary Aileen Campbell committed to continuing the work until September. This is the second extension of the scheme since it...