The Co-operative Credit Union is proud of its wider co-operative family and a good way of keeping in touch with this important family of co-operation is to join the UK trade body. We are now fully paid up members of Co-operatives UK.
This reinforces our pride in being part of a diverse sector which spans consumer-owned co-operatives to pubs and football clubs, healthcare to agriculture, credit unions to community owned shops. Co-operatives UK is the national trade body that campaigns for co-operation and works to promote, develop and unite co-operative enterprises. Its aim is to bring together all those with a passion and interest in co-operative action. You might be surprised to learn that the co-operative economy is worth £35.6 billion and with 13.5 million members.
When you join the credit union you also become part of a much larger family – co-operatives are the largest membership movement in the country. If you want more information on the co-operative community here is the link to the Co-operatives UK website http://www.uk.coop/.
Gareth Wright from Co-operatives UK and Linda Edwards, CEO of the Co-operative Credit Union