Matt Bland

Chief Executive Officer

“Credit unions are all about solidarity with our colleagues and neighbours in financial matters. Helping one another save and borrow affordably to build our financial resilience. It is a hugely valuable contribution to society and I’m proud of my work in the sector”

I first became a Credit Union member, like many people, as I wanted a loan.  As a passionate supporter and advocate for credit unions, The Co-op Credit Union was the natural choice.  Much later, I was asked to join the Board and I thought that it was a great opportunity to use the knowledge I’d gained from working for ABCUL for the best part of a decade to help my own credit union develop and move forward. In 2020, I joined The Co-op Credit Union team as Chief Executive Officer.

As with all co-operative societies, we’re stronger together and the more people join and use our services the better the service will be for everyone.  And because, since we’re owned by our members – the people that use the service – we have only your interests at heart.

Specialisms: my background at ABCUL makes me an expert on credit union regulation and legislation. I also have a strong best practice knowledge of leading credit unions in the UK and across the world.