Just Seventeen

Ash Wednesday, the start of the penitential season and a period of self-denial is hardly the most appropriate time to be thinking about buying a car. But by falling on the 1st March this year, Ash Wednesday coincided with the launch of the ‘17’ registration plate and...

Annual General Meeting 2017

Annual General Meeting 2017 Our Annual General Meeting took place on Friday 27th January 2017 at Church House, Westminster. For those who were unable to attend the AGM, a copy of the board presentation to the members can be found here. The annual accounts were...

The Little Red Book

I was stocking up on stationery a couple of weeks ago when I was side-tracked by a display of familiar little red books. No, not the Little Red Book (or, to give its full title, Quotations from Chairman Mao Zedong) which has somewhat surprisingly managed to get a name...

AGM 2017

Join us for our Annual General Meeting on Friday 27th January 2017 and have your say. The AGM is open to members and is a chance to find out more about your credit union, what we have been up to in the past year and what we’ll be working on during the new year....

Special General Meeting 16th July 2016

NOTICE of SPECIAL GENERAL MEETING The Roman Catholic Church of England, Scotland and Wales has approached the Churches’ Mutual Credit Union with a request that we offer credit union services to their clergy, employees and volunteers in key positions in the way...

Bias to the Poor (Part 3)

Christians have been involved with credit unions since they first reached these shores. North Birmingham had strong links with Catholic, Baptist, Methodist and Anglican churches through hosting collection points and providing volunteers. But in many ways it fell into...

Bias to the Poor (part 2)

The Social Security Act 1986 introduced the Social Fund; whereas before, under the old ‘single payments’ system individuals in need had been able to apply for grants for furniture and a vast array of other items, these were now replaced by Budgeting...

Bias to the Poor (part 1)

It came as something of a surprise to me when I realised late last year that I had managed to clock up twenty-five years as a member of a credit union. Doesn’t time fly when you are having fun? My first credit union was the impressively named Birmingham City Council...

Some Thoughts on our First AGM – 22nd January 2016

Readers of this blog will realise that I tend to write on an ad hoc basis on various subjects as the fancy takes me. Unfortunately there’s nothing quite like having to write something to order to bring on a massive case of writers’ block so when I was asked to...

AGM 2016

Annual General Meeting 2016 Our Annual General Meeting took place on Friday 22nd January 2016 at Church House, Westminster.  For those who were unable to attend the AGM, a copy of the board presentation to the members can be found here. The annual accounts were...