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CU News From Around the Planet

WESTMEATH, Ireland.—Mullligar Credit Union participating as a local organizer in “The CU Factor,” a play on television’s “The X Factor,” with a talent competition open to students ages 12-19 who can sing, dance, play music, or comedy act.

 

EDINBURGH, Scotland—Capital Credit Union has been recognized by a motion in the Scottish Parliament commending it for a partnership with City of Edinburgh Methodist Church to facilitate the provision of credit union financial services to staff, members and the wider community in Edinburgh, Lothians and Borders. 

 

LONDON—The U.K’s Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML), which represents institutions holding approximately 95% of the assets of the U.K. mortgage market, has offered a response to a consultation paper released by Her Majesty’s Treasury (HMT) on credit unions and mortgage lending.

 

TORONTO-Canada’s credit unions have launched a national campaign called “My Credit Union Matters” in support of a proposed Capital Growth Tax Credit for CUs.

 

SYDNEY, NSW, Australia—A credit analytics firm is reporting that $1.9-billion worth of credit applications in Australia during 2013-2014 are “high risk” and have “potential links to known fraud events.

 

LONDON—The Genesis Housing Association here, which manages 33,000 homes across 88 local authority areas in London and the East of England, is seeking to partner with one or more credit unions to provide residents with improved financial services options. 

MADISON, Wis. — The World Council of Credit Unions reported it has completed a successful development program in Ethiopia that worked with rural savings and credit cooperatives (RuSACCOs) and farmers to improve food security and livelihoods among farming families.