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CFCFE Credit Union Conference: Towards New Business Models

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What are the key features of the credit union operating environment? And is merger a response? Join us online

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What is the issue?

2020 saw a significant acceleration of the digitalisation of our societies and economies. Post-vaccines, most agree there will not be a great reversion to a 2019 way of life.

Alongside impacts of the pandemic, the evolution of fintech and big data technology, such as open banking, will facilitate further significant change in the financial services industry, with uncertain consequence for consumer behaviour.

For UK credit unions, the next 24 months may offer legislative change and widened scope for trading.

Credit union leaders, both executives and directors, need to consider whether their business model is right for this environment. Some credit unions have seen merger as a strategic response to strengthen their organisations, but this is not an easy process to get right.

This conference will consider the external operating context, the importance of building a business model on a clear and agreed purpose, and explore credit union leader experience of making mergers work.

What is the agenda?

In the morning:

  • A discussion of the Irish and UK contexts by policymakers from the Department of Finance of the Irish government and a UK commentator. Considering the current and likely near future environment offering some ideas on how credit unions need to adjust their business models to survive in the new reality
  • How to connect your credit union's purpose with its strategy, with a business school expert.

In the afternoon:

  • A CEO shares his experience of strategic mergers, and a panel will address how to manage the risks and maximise the benefits of merger.

There will be breakout groups in both the morning and the afternoon, where attendees can discuss their responses to the presenters and discuss the issues raised.

The agenda and speakers are being finalised and will be posted here as soon as possible. If you book it will be emailed to you automatically.

What is the format?

The conference will be presented online (via Zoom), live. CFCFE has become practised at offering you opportunities to interact with other participants.

The conference will also be released as a webcast / podcast.

How much does it cost?

This event is free for members of the Centre for Community Finance Europe, according to subscription package (set out here). Additional member attendee tickets are €80 per person including VAT.

We welcome non-member attendees for €180 per person including VAT.

Who should attend?

Credit union leaders, policy-makers and stakeholders in Ireland and the UK.

CFCFE's membership is a diverse range of progressive credit unions from Great Britain and Ireland and some of their suppliers, and conference guests will include credit union regulators.

We look forward to seeing you! 


How will the online conference work?

The conference will be presented on Zoom. We are working to deliver an enjoyable and interactive online experience of the conference. Details of how you can ask questions, join in discussion etc. will be sent to attendees nearer the time.

Is it OK if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?

Yes it's fine. You can transfer the ticket on the Eventbrite site if you wish to. Alternatively if you can let us know directly.

Can I buy a ticket if I am not a member of the Centre?

Yes, we welcome non-members to the event.

Can I buy tickets on the day?

No - tickets will be available up to close of play on Friday 26th March, and only via this site. This is so we can organise the event properly. Please contact the organiser if any problems.

How can I contact the organiser?

Contact Nick Money at nick.money@cfcfe.eu or +44 7540259053.

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