Directory of Co-operatives
ABCUL is the principal association representing the interests of Credit Unions in the United Kingdom. Credit Unions are financial co-operatives owned and controlled by their members. They offer savings and great value loans plus they are local, ethical and know what their members want. Each Credit Union has a common bond which determines who can join it. The common bond may be for people living or working in the same area, people working for the same employer or people who belong to the same association, such as a church or trade union. As financial co-operatives, credit unions are part of the long established and fast growing co-operative movement in Britain.