Legislative reform for credit unions

Legislative reform for credit unions

Feedback from CFCFE members in Britain and Ireland has identified legislation as a barrier to the development of the sector in both jurisdictions. In Britain, despite previous improvements, some credit union leaders believe that the legislation (and regulation) is...
Why measure social impact?

Why measure social impact?

Last weekend, Nick was delighted to join colleagues Pat McGinn (Small Change Ltd) and David Batten (CFCFE member Hoot Credit Union) to present to ABCUL conference attendees on measuring social impact. The presentation did not get into the details of the toolkit we are...
Lending linked to government payments

Lending linked to government payments

Many community credit unions in Britain, including several of our members, have recently had considerable success in meeting member borrowing needs through the provision of loans where repayments are made directly from social security payments, in particular child...
History of co-operation in Ireland

History of co-operation in Ireland

Paul and Nick attended a lecture at the Irish World Heritage Centre in Manchester on 19 Feb, where Dr Patrick Doyle, Hallsworth Research Fellow at Manchester University, told the story of the emergence of co-operation in Ireland in the nineteenth century and its...
Building credit union international links

Building credit union international links

We were particularly pleased that at our January conference we were able to host guests from two Romanian credit unions (casas de ajutor reciproc, or CAR). The conference was a ‘multiplier event’ for an Erasmus+ project called Fincare, in which credit...