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Media releases and news about credit unions and mutual building societies in New Zealand published by New Zealand Association of Credit Unions.

Credit union first to receive Non-Bank Deposit Taker Licence

6/11/14 NZCU Steelsands, a credit union based at New Zealand Steel Ltd at Glenbrook, is the first Non-Bank Deposit Taker (NBDT) to be licensed by the Reserve Bank of New Zealand. “We’re really delighted that the hard work put in by both our staff and the New Zealand Association of Credit Unions...

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High Court victory 'a win for all co-operatives'

31/10/14 The New Zealand Association of Credit Unions (NZACU) High Court victory to change its name to 'Co-op Money NZ' is a win for all co-operatives. NZACU Chief Executive, Henry Lynch, said the outcome is a win for co-operative principles  > Read the full story

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International Credit Union Day

15/10/14 The concept of local social responsibility providing an impetus for global change is being celebrated this week as credit unions throughout the country recognise International Credit Union Day on Thursday 16th October. > Learn more

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Duchess pleads with country to support credit unions instead of using payday lending industry

14/10/14 The Duchess of Cornwall will today issue an impassioned plea to the nation to support credit unions as an alternative to the payday loan industry. Camilla, who herself uses a local banking co-operative, is expected to tell industry leaders: ‘Credit unions can change the way we talk and...

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Inside an ICT shared services-plus model

9/09/14  Deane Johns, Chief Information Officer of the New Zealand Association of Credit Unions, talks about delivering shared services and more to its member organisations. “We are more than just a cost centre, we are responsible for providing services to our members..> Learn more

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Credit Unions in the Political Spotlight

29/08/14 Dirty politics was put aside last night as senior politicians outlined their universal support for growing the cooperatively owned credit union and mutual building society sector in New Zealand.   The political panel event was hosted at The Langham Hotel, Auckland, by the New Zealand...

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Credit union movement receives cooperative awards

15/08/14 New Zealand Association of Credit Unions (NZACU), the industry body that represents 22 cooperatively owned credit unions and mutual building societies throughout New Zealand, was recognised last night by Cooperative Business New Zealand at its inaugural Annual Service Awards event. >Learn more

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Global CU Leaders Honored in Australia

4/08/14 The world's credit union movement leaders Rob Nicholls and Michael Koisen received World Council of Credit Unions' Distinguished Service Award, the industry's top global honor, at the 2014 World Credit Union Conference closing ceremonies in Gold Coast, Australia, on Wednesday. ...

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World Credit Union body recognises NZ director

1/08/14 New Zealand Association of Credit Unions (NZACU) director, Rob Nicholls, has been honoured with a prestigious international award from the World Council of Credit Unions, the international body representing more than 208 million people in 103 countries across the globe. > Read the full story

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Credit Union Industry Dedication Honoured at National Awards

31/07/14 A number of dedicated New Zealand credit union staff and directors were honoured recently with an Individual Recognition Award at the credit union industry awards dinner held at MovieWorld on the Gold Coast on Tuesday 29 July 2014 >Read the full story

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