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ACE Credit Union Services is a not-for-profit company limited by guarantee and a Co-operative Society, registered with the FCA https://www.fca.org.uk/  (Reg Number 5037)

Our History: A Legacy of Leadership and Service to our Community

ACE Credit Union Services was founded in the wake of the National Federation of Credit Unions' dissolution in 2000, by visionary leader Barbara Hann. Barbara, who was awarded a CBE for her significant contributions to financial services for the underprivileged, laid the foundation for a community-focused credit union trade body. She was instrumental in establishing credit unions in Newcastle and initiated several community projects. As ACE's first CEO, Barbara's legacy is one of relentless advocacy for financial inclusion and the empowerment of communities across the North-East of England. Her work set the stage for ACE's ongoing mission to support and develop credit unions, ensuring they remain vital resources for financial empowerment within their communities.

The Future

Embracing a new chapter in our journey, ACE Credit Union Services proudly welcomes Carmel Swan as our new CEO. Carmel brings a deep-rooted passion for community development and a rich history of working closely with communities to foster growth and resilience. With a vision to empower credit unions to excel and a commitment to leveraging her extensive experience for the greater good, Carmel aims to propel ACE and its members towards new heights of success and impact.

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2024 Ace Conference

The ACE Credit Union Services invites you to our cornerstone event of the year!

 🗓 Dates: 31 May – 1 June 2024
📍 Location: Leonardo Hotel, Derby, DE1 3DB


ACE Newsletter Dec 2023

Our latest newsletter is available to view here

New CEO Appointed

ACE is happy to announce that we have now recruited Carmel Swan as our new CEO to replace Bill Hudson who served as CEO for more than 9 years.

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