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The summer of 2020  brought  some positive news for  HI-Scot Credit Union  as it  reache d  the significant milestone of issuing £ 10 million in loans since opening in 2006.   “That £10 million has allowed our members to buy cars, make improvements to their homes and has supported them in countless other ways  by  providing  access affordable credit.” said  General Manager,  ...
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The NHS Credit Union were shortlisted for 2 awards in last month’s  Consumer Credit Awards ; Best Credit Union (North) and Healthy Culture Champion Award.   Due to COVID-19 restrictions the awards took place on a live Twitter ceremony, where the NHS Credit Union was delighted to receive the Healthy Culture Champion Award 2020.   During the COVID-19 pandemic the NHS Credit Union ...
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  The Centre for Community Finance Europe (CFCFE)  held its second conference of 2020 on Tuesday 22 September – but instead of the usual hotel venue, this time it was entirely online.      Over 100 people from Irish and UK credit unions, trade associations, regulators and government attended, via Zoom, to hear a range of presentations including an evaluation of the economic outlook ...
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Zync Digital and South Manchester Credit Union joined forces this week, to raise awareness of the credit union sector via popular social media account, One Minute Briefs . One Minute Briefs is the brainchild of the Bank of Creativity, a digital agency that promotes brands and causes by challenging their creative online community of designers, copywriters, artists, marketers, and more, ...
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Details of a Credit Union operating in Britain as early as 1958 have been uncovered by Save and Sound, the credit union oral history and heritage project recently launched by the Credit Union Foundation , with funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund .  Until this discovery, it has been generally thought that the first credit unions in Britain were formed in 1964, by groups in Hornsey ...
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TransaveUK to partner with PDSA

TransaveUK Credit Union has partnered with People's Dispensary for Sick Animals (PDSA), the UK’s leading veterinary charity, to provide its employees with access to salary-deducted savings and affordable loans. Ken Dunn, Transave’s Development Director commented “We are delighted to partner with a like minded, value-driven organisation that carry out such important work in the community ...
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As Norwich Credit Union (NCU) entered lockdown, it had to adapt quickly ensure it could continue to meet the financial needs of its members. “We quickly enlisted RSign to enable us to offer the ability to get loan agreements signed electronically, eliminating the need for attendance at our now closed service points” says Director of Norwich Credit Union, Danny Thomas. NCU also changed ...
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Staff at Drumchapel Credit Union are participating in a sponsored walk in memory of their work colleague and friend, Norrie Muir who passed away in 2019. Norrie Muir volunteered at the credit union for more than 20 years helping residents in Drumchapel manage their money. He began as a volunteer before working his way into a job and never looking back. Norrie attended Waverley Senior ...
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Plane Saver Credit Union is celebrating winning ‘Best Credit Union South’ at this year’s Consumer Credit Awards . In its fifth year the Consumer Credit Awards, aim to find the UK’s best credit firms and their partners. Wholly voted for by customers, these awards aim to find the most customer-centric financial companies. Over 19,000 consumers took part in the voting process which took place ...
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The Scottish Government this week published its Programme for Government, which sets out its plans for the coming Parliamentary year and reiterates its support for the credit union sector. The Scottish Government will “build upon our existing and extensive work to support social enterprises and Credit Unions which provide vital financial services for some of our most deprived communities”. It ...
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New Central Credit Union’s 20 th anniversary falls in an economically distressing time for people across the area it serves in Coventry and Warwickshire, to over 4,000 members. The Credit Union has been open throughout the lockdown period helping those that need it most. Assistant manager Kwame Quainoo said: “We are proud to say we have remained open throughout the coronavirus pandemic, which ...
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Shropshire's not-for-profit community bank has had to find new ways of working during the pandemic and says it will continue to offer the new digital services it has developed. The introduction of a new secure instant-messaging app with extra built-in security has helped ease the difficult months of lockdown for Just Credit Union (JCU) and its members. JCU office manager, Amy Jones, said: “As ...
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