British Credit Union Historical Society

Bacup Credit Union

Mid Rossendale Credit Union

Jim Clancy Metro Moneywise Martin Logan Voyager Alliance CU Frank Duffy Fallowfield CU

Cheshire Neighbours Credit Union

White Rose Credit Union Now part of Leeds city Credit Union 2013

Frank Duffy Fallowfield CU Martin Logan Voyager Alliance CU Jim Clancy Metro Moneywise CU the day we collected the books in 2013 for ICUD

St Alban District Credit Union The credit union was founded in 2002 to encourage saving and to offer fair cost loans to the local community. It has grown steadily to now serve almost 2,000 members and to pass the landmark figure of £2 million of loans.

Credit Union Pioneers from across Britain received awards at ABCUL's conference on Saturday 8th March. ABCUL Forums nominated people and credit unions who had made a significant contribution to the development of credit unions in their regions. The awards were hosted by broadcaster Liz Barclay and presented by World Council of Credit Unions President and CEO Brian Branch and ABCUL President Sharon Angus-Crawshaw. Maggie Roberts MBE, Chair of the Blues & Twos Credit Union was one of the proud and well deserved recipients who has worked tirelessly for over twenty years volunteering for this credit union

Darwin Bolton Road Jublee Tower Credit Union

1st Choice CU Haslengdon

Lewsham Plus Credit Union Our main offices are on Kirkdale in Sydenham and at The Green Man in Downham, but we also have a branch in Deptford & New Cross at 165 New Cross Road SE14 5DG and our Bromley Plus branch at 54 Cotmandene Crescent St Paul's Cray BR5 2RG. We have over 8,000 adult members, 1,500 junior savers and manage £4,000,000 of assets on behalf of our customers.

n 2011 the Credit Unions of North Wiltshire and Kennet, South Wiltshire and West Wiltshire decided to work in partnership to provide services for everyone in Wiltshire under the umbrella of the Wiltshire Community Bank. Their aim was to broaden their services to help those who were facing these financial difficulties. While the payday lenders seek to profit from the loans they offer, our aim is to help these people gain control of their money by offering a combination of savings and loans.

We set up West Sussex Credit Union in 2008 with one simple aim: to be the first choice for low cost, high quality ethical financial services across West Sussex. Our services include flexible savings accounts offering competitive rates of return, affordable loans for different market sectors all backed up by sound business practice and an ethical approach to personal finance.

Lodge Lane & District Credit Union was set up by local people in 1989 to provide locally available financial services. Everyone over the age of 16 who lives or works in the area can become a member. Newborn to 16yr olds can join as Young Members.

Partners Credit Union

Norris Green Credit Union Do you live in the Liverpool L11 or the immediate surrounding area? You can also call in to our shop at Unit 8, Broad Lane, Liverpool L11 1AD. Our opening hours are Monday to Thursday 9.30am – 3.30pm, Friday 9.30am – 1.30pm and Saturday 9.00am – 11.45am. Please note we close for lunch from 12.15 to 12.45pm

Enterprise has been in business since 1990 and is now one of the largest and most successful community credit unions in England

Greater Govan Credit Union was founded on the 18th March 1997 by local residents who were concerned about the increasing number of local people experiencing financial exclusion. Their aim was to create a financial co-operative which would encourage saving and offer low interest loans to their members. In 2008, we extended our common bond to include anyone working or living in the G post code area and in October 2009 we merged with Ruchazie, Craigend and Garthamlock Credit Union. The Ruchazie office is on 427 Gartloch Road.

Unison & Unite with Partners Credit Union is the chosen and approved credit union for the Merseyside area in the North West Region. Other credit unions in the North West include Salford and Voyager Alliance. The Credit Union Service is available to the Union members aged 18 and over and family members including Junior Savers

Wirral Credit Union has been providing savings accounts and low cost loans to its members since 1992. Originally set up to provide financial services to employees of the local authority, Wirral Credit Union has now expanded to provide its services to anyone living or working in a CH postcode area, so as well as Wirral, this includes Ellesmere Port & Neston, Chester and parts of North Wales.

Unify Credit Union on Chorley High Street Head office in Wigan

Wythenshawe Credit Union Transfer of engagements to Manchester credit Union 2008

Sheffield Credit Union Financial Inclusion Services (Yorkshire) Limited (FISY) is a charity that works in close co-operation with Sheffield Credit Union and Moneyline Yorkshire (IPS) Limited

Solent Credit Union Office upstairs

South Yorkshire Credit Union The main credit union in Doncaster is South Yorkshire Credit Union (formerly Danum Credit Union)

The main credit union in Doncaster is South Yorkshire Credit Union (formerly Barnsley Credit Union, you must live or work in the Metropolitan Borough of Barnsley,

Established in September 1993, Castle & Crystal Credit

http://www.wccul.co.uk

6 Towns Credit Union

East Kilbride CU We have been providing first class financial services in East Kilbride for over 30 years and recently extended our services to anyone living or working in South Lanarkshire, North Lanarkshire, Renfrewshire and East Renfrewshire. The Credit Union is run by members for members and over 10,000 residents have already made use of our services.

Blantyre & South Lanarkshire

Side view of Derry credit Union offices 27,000 members

Captial Credit Unions Edenburgh provide morgages

Derry CU Shop front

William Leahy Ballyhackamore CU & Jim Clancy Metro Money wise CU & British Credit Union Historical Society at The Edward Feline Awards Congress House London 2014

Map of credit unions Northern Ireland

Rainbow Savers CU

Established in 1982 to provide Credit Union services to employees of the London Borough of Southwark It has merged with 6 of the local Credit Unions. Now it is the only Credit Union in Southwark, Lambeth, Westminster & Camden providing wide range of products and services together with five dedicated branch offices where members could access the services. As a full-service financial institution, London Mutual Credit Union (LMCU)is the largest live or work Credit Union in London, with over £11million in assets, and over 15,100 member-owners (September 2012). LMCU has 40 professional and knowledgeable employees, and is comprised of five branches and a head office in Peckham, London. LMCU has been meeting the needs of the individuals throughout Southwark since 1982.

Established in 1999 based in Dorchester has 2000 members and operates 13 service points across Dorset

Camden Plus CU

Grampien CU

Greenwich CU

Hammersmith & Fulham CU

Liberty Credit Union is a community-based savings and loans organisation, open to anyone who lives or works in the boroughs of Havering, Barking & Dagenham or Redbridge.

official opening of Unify CU Wigan town centre shop January 2014

Easdt Ayrshire CU Since opening in 1994 we have enjoyed a free banking service from the Clydesdale Bank. With effect from 30 June 2011 the Clydesdale Bank have withdrawn their free banking service and as a consequence members will no longer be able to cash cheques at the Clydesdale Bank counter due to the costs involved.

Frank Duffy Fallowfield CU suporting Credit union at Irish Festival manchester

Frank Duffy at the Irish festival 2015

Martin Logan Voyager Alliance and Frank 2015 Irish festivla Stall sponsored By Metro Moneywise Credit Union Rochdale

Frank Duffy Fallowfield CU Handing out leaflets March 2015

Haven Credit Union began life as Pembroke Borough Credit Union in 1993, as a service for the areas of Pembroke, Monkton and Pembroke Dock. In 2002 Pembroke Borough Credit Union amalgamated with the newly-formed Credit Union encompassing the extra towns of Milford Haven, Neyland, Haverfordwest and the surrounding areas. Closed in March 2015

BAG Credit Union was registered in April 1992. It has grown steadily over the ensuing years within our Common Bond that is people who live or work, including volunteering, in the area of the Upper Rhymney Valley.

Llynfi Valley CU 15A Talbot Street. County: Bridgend. Country: Wales CF39 9BW.

Merthyr Tydfil Borough Credit Union (MTBCU) was established in October 1998 by community members who identified the need to tackle issues such as social and financial exclusion, unlicensed lenders (loan sharks) and regeneration.

Cardiff & Vale Credit Union has been operating for nearly 20 years

Gateway CU February 7th 1997.

We opened on April 1st 2005 at Grandfield House,Croft Road,Neath, then a few years later thanks to the help of Coastal Housing Association we moved into a brand new office at Windsor Road,Neath. On the 28th September 2008 we merged the approx 500 members of Afan Savers Credit Union into NPTCU and our growth since has been spectacular our membership is expected to be close to 3500 by the end of 2010,we have set ourselves a target to reach 5000 members by the end of 2011.

The North Wales Credit Union was established in 2010 following the merger of Caledfryn, Clwyd Coast, Llandudno, Wrexham and Y Llechen Credit Unions.

Smart Money Cymru was originally formed in October 1989 as Penyrheol and Trecenydd Credit Union

Hoot Credit Union Bolton

North East CU part of warrinto credit Union

Castle and Crystal Established in September 1993, Castle & Crystal was originally an employee based credit union, operating for the benefit of Dudley MBC employees.

Citysave Credit Union was initially registered in 1987 as the Birmingham Council Employees Credit Union, to provide easily accessible savings and borrowing facilities to its staff. 10,000 members

Formed in 2002, we now have 5,000 members and growing. We have Wolverhampton-based branches at 73 Worcester Street and on the ground floor of the Civic Centre in St Peter’s Square.

BAG Credit Union was registered in April 1992. It has grown steadily over the ensuing years within our Common Bond that is people who live or work, including volunteering, in the area of the Upper Rhymney Valley.

Newport Credit Union has nearly 2500 members and we are growing all the time. We operate from our main office in Newport City Centre but have various collection points across Newport.

Bristol Credit Union was created in 2005 and 2006 through a partnership of community credit unions in the city. With regeneration funding and support from Bristol City Council, a single City-wide credit union set out to provide services to the people living and working across the whole of Bristol. The membership area was later extended to cover the whole of the former Avon county area

Stranraer Savings club In 1999 it was accredited by the FSA (Financial Services Authority) as a Credit Union

Nottingham Credit Union was founded in 1992 and serves anyone who lives or works in Nottinghamshire.

Advance Credit Union was founded in 1989 by a group of people with a common interest who joined together to save money and then loan it out to each other at a small cost.In 2004 we became the North Birmingham Community Credit Union Ltd (NBCCU), merging Credit Unions in Erdington, Sutton Coldfield, Castle Vale, Kingstanding.

Leeds City Credit Union is also one of the largest in the UK with some 33,000 members started in 1990

Walthan Forest CU

Grampien credit Union

30 Credit Union Managers from Romania visting Northwest Credit Unions in Manchester and Liverpool June 2015

North East Scotland Credit Union. For people working or living in the Grampian region including Aberdeenshire, Moray and Aberdeen

Swansea's CU Lasa

West Cheshire CU

Address: Bradford City Hall, Centenary Square, Bradford, West Yorkshire BD1 1HY Phone:01274 434100 Email: online@bdcu.co.uk

The Stevenage Credit Union has been running since 1995.

H&F Council has launched the White City Credit Union service a branch of London Plus Credit Union

Grampian Credit Union was formed in 1993

Morecambe Bay Credit Union Ltd Credit Union Centre 75 Queen Street Morecambe LA4 5EN

Benarty & Lochgelly Credit Union Limited is a self help saving and loans co-opertive set up for the mutual benefit of its members. It encourage members to save regularly and provide loans to members at very low rates of interest.

Eden Save CU Eden Credit Union Study Group worked since 2010 to set up the credit union, finally submitting an application in August 2012

Kingdom cu Main Street Methilhill Fife KY8 2DP Tel: 01592 714888 9 Albany Gate Glenrothes Fife KY7 5NP Tel: 01592 758596

Wishaw Address: 259 Main St, Wishaw ML2 7NE Phone:01698 360631

Darlington Credit Union is a financial co-operative formed in 2009, following the merger of four smaller credit unions which had been operating in Darlington since 1988.

Chesterfield CU CNEDCU is run on a day to day basis by a team of dedicated staff and volunteers and is overseen by a Board of Directors who are elected from our members.

Kingdom Credit Union Ltd. t : 01592 714 888 t : 01592 758 596 e : mainoffice@kingdomcu.org.uk

Benarty Credit Union Benarty & Lochgelly Credit Union Limited was established in October 1989.It is a self help saving and loans co-opertive.

In 1994 the Wrekin Council Employees Credit Union was launched, offering credit union services to the employees of Wrekin Council. In 2000 the credit union’s name was changed to FAIRshare and the ‘common bond’ extended to people who live or work in the Telford & Wrekin district.

Edward Feline awards 2015

Falkirk District Credit Union (FDCU) was formed from the merger of Westquarter Credit Union and Falkirk District Taxi Drivers Credit Union on 23rd January 2006. The credit union for the taxi drivers was established in 1994 and was initially set up as a savings club. In 2007 Westquarter Credit Union joined the existing savings group and the name was changed to Falkirk District Credit Union. Grangemouth Credit Union transferred over in 2014. The credit Union is a member of ACE trade association.

Formed in the 1990's Blackbird Leys Credit Union in 2014 was planned to merge with Oxford CU but this did not happen.

Oldham Credit Union

Enterpricse Credit Union new office opened in may 2016

MoneyWise Established in 2003, MoneyWise Newcastle Credit Union is the largest Community Credit Union in the North East serving over 6,000 members. Operating from a range of service points across the city of Newcastle it is open to all who live or work in Tyne and Wear.

Bessbrook Credit Union is a local not for profit financial service for savings and loans. We having been proudly serving our community since 1971

Causway Credit Union was established in 1963 by a group of like-minded people

Clonard Credit Union was established on 6th December 1964.

Pollok Credit Union was registered was registered in November 1993

Ballinascreen Credit Union is a local, not for profit financial institution based in Draperstown. Established in 1968

Costal Credit Union People residing or employed in Bournemouth, Poole and the wider areas under the BH postcode and Dorset members 3500 2016 Ceased trading 9th August 2016 4AG

Hartlepool Credit Union Which includes Moneywise Community Banking and operated from Avenue Road. The credit union provided services including free banking and savings accounts, low cost loans and Christmas saving clubs and hampers. Closed in August 2016 and had 2,903 members.

WEAVER Vale MP Mike Amesbury has praised the work of Halton Credit Union following a visit to its office in Runcorn 2017. He said: “The staff and volunteers at Halton Credit Union are doing fantastic work and it is something they are clearly passionate about.

Ballinascreen cu 1968

New branch office First choice CU

Stirling cu evolved from the Stirling Council Credit Union which was started in the late 1990’s

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