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Shropshire’s not-for-profit savings and loans co-operative has made a record investment in its future. The Board of Trustees of Just Credit Union has approved an investment of over £50,000 which will secure the co-operative’s long-term future and provide members with online access to accounts and transactions. Karen Farrow, Chief Officer of Just Credit Union, said “Just Credit Union has provided ...
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During 2019, London Capital Credit Union undertook its annual member satisfaction survey and asked its members how they rated the credit union’s customer service. The credit union were pleased to announce this week, the overall level of satisfaction with the services it provides had improved, with an average score of 8.6 out of a possible 10. Over 24% of the members contacted responded to the ...
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Bradford District Credit Union were among the employers from across the region who pledged to create apprenticeships and provide young people with access to placements in partnership with Bradford College at the 13th annual National Apprenticeship Week in February. Bradford College is a Payroll Partner and supporter of the Bradford District Credit Union with assistant principal Asa Gordon telling ...
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The Co-op Credit Union has celebrated another successful year by welcoming a new Chief Executive with ambitious plans to grow the credit union. Matt Bland’s appointment was announced at The Co-op Credit Union’s AGM, last week in Manchester. In the year 2018/19, The Co-op Credit Union doubled its surplus to £40k and maintained its commitment to savers by rewarding them with a competitive 1% dividend.  ...
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This month’s South Yorkshire Financial Inclusion Awards 2020, saw Sheffield Credit Union awarded the award for Promoting Financial Inclusion in its community. The awards celebrate local people and organisations who are making a difference in their communities by helping people to manage their money. Held at the historic Cutlers’ Hall in Sheffield, the event was hosted by Sheffield City Region ...
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This week, Fair4All Finance launched its report setting out its initial findings on what it will take to build capacity and capability in the sector. This is based on the shared Theory of Change it has developed with the wider sector, as well as a pilot programme, which involved working closely with five affordable credit providers,  Enterprise Credit Union, Fair for You, Five Lamps, Leeds Credit ...
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ABCUL is delighted to add President and CEO of the World Council of Credit Unions, Brian Branch to its agenda for next month’s ABCUL annual conference 2020. Brian Branch was appointed in President and CEO of WOCCU in 2011 and has worked at World Council since 1990 and has been engaged in development fieldwork, research and implementation for more than 30 years. “On behalf of everyone at ABCUL ...
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First Rate Credit Union members gathered last week, for its 2020 Annual General Meeting. The meeting heard reports from Chairman Martin Newton, Treasurer Steve Cameron approve a recommended return to savers of a 2% dividend, a market-leading return on comparable easy access savings accounts. The meeting heard of a successful year of consolidation for the credit union, increasing its lending ...
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Finance Officer at Enterprise Credit Union, Kieran Hughes has recently published a blog piece about his development in the credit union sector, since participating in the Credit Union Foundation’s, CU Futures programme. “I’ve been involved in the credit union movement since back in 2009, shortly after graduating from full time education. From now to then, there’s been so much change in the credit ...
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Police Credit Union’s umbrella brand, ‘Serve and Protect Credit Union’, has recorded a monthly lending record of £3,113,021 in January 2020. This represents a 35% increase on January 2019 and a £565,894 improvement on the credit union's previous lending record of £2,547,127, which was set in October 2019. “Our performance in January 2020 is further evidence of our increasing level of support ...
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Salford Credit Union has invested in new online services for 2020 to compete with high street banks and payday loan companies. As part of its partnership with credit unions from across Greater Manchester, Salford Credit Union is one of the few credit unions who have been awarded to participate in HM Treasury’s and Nesta’s , Affordable Credit Challenge . The Affordable Credit Challenge is ...
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Bradford District Credit Union is going hi-tech with its new innovative training event on ‘Safer Internet Day’, under the banner of the Anti- Poverty Events Group. In partnership with Big Local - professionals and others who work with vulnerable people will be shown how to help clients keep safe online, and recognise fake news and scams. There will be workshops on cybersecurity, Health and ...
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