British Credit Union Historical Society

Scottish league of Credit Unions

Scottish League of Credit Unions 31 Credit Unions founded in 1994. In 1992 a Scottish Credit Union study group was formed. It originally comprised of seven Credit Unions, mostly affiliated to the NFCU, which were  apparently unhappy that the movement was largely directed from England.In March 1994 their set of model rules was approved.

(Source Registry of Friendly Societies- CREDIT UNIONS IN GREAT BRITIAN A REVIEW OF THE YEARS 1979-1995)

 The Scottish League of Credit Unions is in supporting small to medium sized Credit Unions, at whatever stage of development is deemed appropriate by the members of each Credit Union. We recognise and respect the different needs and aspirations of individual Credit Unions and we do not seek to impose any particular model or developmental path. Our core purpose is to ensure that our member Credit Unions become and remain: Compliant --> Sustainable --> Ethical


We do this by focusing on the key themes of:

Education through on-site & group training sessions using ready-made materials or bespoke solutions

Advice on legal, compliance, regulatory & financial issues

Networking by encouraging formal & informal contact between member CU’s, volunteers and staff

Facilitation where member CU’s wish to co-ordinate or work together to achieve common goals

Representation to Regulator, local, Scottish & UK Government, other CU organisations and the media

Promotion by developing common branding material templates, customisable by Credit Unions

Latest comments

18.08 | 14:55

I am very proud to be a part of the credit union and the ethos of people helping people.

Congratulations to No1 CopperPot.

27.08 | 20:58

very very best knowledge toture and lovely group, geting a knowledge and share a experiance from all member of DE2015. what a lovely group?

14.07 | 04:57

A very inspiring and educational experience. It awaken my interest to serve the community.

01.07 | 13:06

As schools Development Worker for Unify Credit Union, I found the schools project resources very useful.... some really good ideas, Thank you x

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