British Credit Union Historical Society

Association of British Credit Unions Ltd

Association of British Credit Unions Ltd. (ABCUL) 400 Credit Union members-- was set up in 1967 as the Credit Union League of Great Britain and in June 1984 changed it’s name to ABCUL has affiliated credit unions in England, Scotland, and Wales.

ABCUL represents around 70% of credit unions who in turn provide services to 85% of the British credit union membership. Committed to making a difference to credit unions in Great Britain. Provide a full range of advice, training and development services to help  member credit unions grow and become sustainable financial co-operatives.

Our Vision 

Credit unions will become the primary source of affordable, high quality and ethical financial services for the people of Great Britain.

Our Mission

To be the principal, democratically governed representative body of the credit union movement in Great Britain and to provide credit unions with the leadership, services and assistance they require to meet the financial needs and aspirations of the people of this country.

Till 2016 ABCUL dues have been based strictly on the number of active adult members of a credit union – the most recent rate being £1.20 per member per year. ABCUL members have now approved a formula which will gradually move towards membership dues being based on a credit union’s assets.

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