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.


Time for a New Core System?

Time for a New Core System?

Over the last few years, the importance of flexible, efficient and modern technology has risen up the agenda for many credit unions. 2020 has made this even more pronounced, as the ability of organisation to serve members effectively while staff are remote from...

CFCFE December 2020 Update

CFCFE December 2020 Update

A word from the Chair As we come towards Christmas, I'm pleased to hear from colleagues around the sector that credit union lending volumes are coming back to 'normal', in particular in Britain, and in some cases records are being set. It’s great to see that after...

In partnership with

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