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Supporting Scotland's vibrant voluntary sector

Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations

The Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations is the membership organisation for Scotland's charities, voluntary organisations and social enterprises. Charity registered in Scotland SC003558. Registered office Mansfield Traquair Centre, 15 Mansfield Place, Edinburgh EH3 6BB.

Evidence library

Credit Unions

This research note provides brief background information on the establishment of credit unions. The note includes a definition of credit unions, an outline of their benefits and a description of the process of setting one up. Finally some of what are seen as the critical success factors are highlighted, along with further reading and contacts.

Last modified on 6 June 2017