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At the ACE Virtual AGM on the 18th November 2020, Alan Robson announced that he would be stepping down as ACE Chair although he remains as an ACE Director. At our first Board meeting on the 9th December 2020 the Board thanked Alan on behalf of the members for his  dedicated service as Chair of ACE over the past few years.

As of the 9th December Dorothy Brown and Angela Fishwick were voted into the position of Chair and Vice-Chair respectfully. Chair – Dorothy Brown MBE – Dorothy has been involved in Clivey Credit Union (Swindon) since 1992 and has held several roles supporting credit unions in that time both in a paid and voluntary capacity. She has been associated with ACE for the past 15 years both as a supporter and a director.

Vice -Chair – Angela Fishwick – Chief Executive of Unify Credit Union based in the north west of England and serving 10,000 members.  Angela has been involved with credit unions for nearly 20 years and is a recent addition to the ACE board, having been in post for a couple of years.  Angela is committed to ensuring that ACE provides the services members need.




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The Money & Pension Advice team have produced bilingual, free and impartial money guidance for your customers, clients or staff. More information is available here

Coronavirus COVID 19

You may have already started to write your own Contingency Plans for the impact of COVID 19. With thanks to all UK Credit Union Trade Associations the factsheet here is not meant to replace or change anything that you have already implemented but it might help those of you who have not yet planned how to respond to the impact of Covid-19 as yet. 


2020 Budget proposes changes to Credit Union legislation 

The Chancellor announced at Budget yesterday that the Government will bring forward legislation to allow credit unions to offer a wider range of products and services to their members, supporting their vital role in financial inclusion. The Budget document is available here, and the specific announcement is on p100.

As the Government conducted a wide-ranging consultation on the future of the credit union sector in 2014, they believe it would be unnecessary to repeat the process at this point. However, HM Treasury is keen to engage with the sector on the specifics of the changes.


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