Excellence in action research

A vision to make a significant contribution to the sustainability and vibrancy of community finance in Europe.

Through high-quality, accurate and accessible action research and advice.

For and with community finance providers, including credit unions, co-operative banks, building societies, community development finance institutions, social enterprises and other mutuals.

Based in co-operative and credit union values.


2021 Research Prize Winners!

2021 Research Prize Winners!

CFCFE is delighted to announce that the 2021 Credit Union Research Prize has been awarded to a team of leading academics who will be addressing the highly topical issue of social value, or impact, reporting for credit unions. Dr Peter Cleary (Cork University...

Governance / Guvernanta

Governance / Guvernanta

CFCFE is working on a refresh of the highly impactful report Credit Union Strategic Governance, written by CFCFE's directors under the banner of Liverpool John Moores University in 2017. Many credit unions in Great Britain have adopted some or all of the principles...

In partnership with

The Centre for Community Finance Europe works in collaboration with the Research Unit for Financial Inclusion at Liverpool John Moores University.