About Us

The Ulster Federation of Credit Unions was formed in 1995 having previously been a member of the National Federation of Credit Unions.

Our main aim as an organisation has been to be more professional in our approach and outlook and to help our member credit unions do the same. We have 38 affiliated credit unions in Northern Ireland and in recent times our primary focus has been to improve overall governance standards, to introduce the concept of Responsible Lending, and help our affiliated credit unions understand their anti-money laundering responsibilities. As a responsible organisation, we have worked closely with our colleagues in the Irish League of Credit Unions to ensure that the UK government is aware of the many challenges facing Credit Unions in Northern Ireland.

Brief History

From the first Credit Union branch on Sandy Row onwards.

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Key People

An overview of the key people in the Ulster Federation of Credit Unions.

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Stakeholder Engagement

How we interact with Government and other trade bodies in the UK.

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Our Mission

To act on behalf of our affiliated credit unions with key stakeholders to ensure each credit union is adequately informed regarding developments within the credit union sector and adequately trained to meet their member's needs whilst at the same time satisfying the requirements of our regulators.

Our Vision

To empower local communities to work together for the benefit of their local economy by pooling their savings and providing those in need with affordable credit facilities.

Our Values

  • We value our Members and will do all in our power to make sure they are well trained and operating in compliance with all regulatory requirements
  • We value Teamwork and working together.
  • We value Diversity, equality and fairness as we consider the needs of our members and the communities they serve.
  • We value working in Partnership with others.
  • We value Leadership and the Ulster Federation of Credit Unions will lead our members by example.
  • We value the utmost Integrity in everything we do.
  • We value open and honest Communication with our members and our stakeholders.
  • We value the pursuit of Excellence and continuous improvement in all that we do for our affiliated members.