David Fawell


“I believe passionately in the co-operative model. Credit unions provide responsible credit to members in many cases where other lenders wouldn’t and we help our members build their savings to reduce their requirement for credit in the future”

We’re member-owned and run solely for the benefit of those members. The Co-op Credit Union is here to help colleagues and members across the movement get to and stay in a healthier financial position.

I worked for the Bank for nearly 30 years in a variety of management roles. I was closely involved in the development and launch of the Ethical policy, ran the credit card and ATM businesses and latterly was responsible for ensuring 2m payments a day worked to customer expectations as Head of Payments at The Co-operative Bank. I’m now retired and undertaking some non-executive director roles.

I joined The Co-op Credit Union in 2016 and have been Chair since 2018.

Specialisms include credit cards, personal loans, ATMs and payments. I’ve served as a director of Visa UK, Chaps Co and the UK Cards Association and have been closely involved with Link.