Planning for the Successful Lending conference in Dublin on 21st May 2019 is coming on apace. We are lining up several excellent practitioner speakers from a range of credit unions to offer ideas and experience in how to meet member lending needs more effectively. This
Last year, Paul was invited to present on credit unpin research to the Credit Union Development Education (DE) training course being held in Liverpool. The details for the 2019 course, in August, are now available here. The DE course is specifically designed to provide
This spring and summer, CFCFE is delivering governance training to some regional forums of the ABCUL trade association. These one day sessions are a crash course for new credit union directors and a refresher for experienced ones in all the key components of governance,
Interesting blog here from Chris Skinner, well-known commentator on banking and payments (@Chris_Skinner), noting the shift in many retail banks away from giving advice after being hammered financially and reputationally after mis-selling: https://thefinanser.com/2019/0
LATEST RESEARCH PAPER
Summary of Proceedings, Members Conference 18 January 2019
This is a brief record of the presentations and discussions that took place at our recent conference in Manchester, attended by 100 delegates from the movement in England, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Romania and Scotland. The report can be downloaded here or by clicking the image to the right. The themes were Collaboration and Communities, with presentations from several practitioners.
A number of key points, practical insights and learning outcomes emerged during the day. At the close, Dr Paul Jones, Director of Research, picked out just a few, including the importance for collaboration of:
- Clarity about business outcomes
- Good and effective governance – and the role of the board in driving collaboration
- Coping with the loss of autonomy
- Recognising that there is not one sole path to collaboration – there are multiple models and approaches
- Developing relationships based on trust.