Credit Unions:Written question - 251439

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Asked on: 07 May 2019
Treasury
Credit Unions
Commons
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answers of 29 April 2019 Questions 246542, 246543 and 246544 on Credit Unions, what discussions he has had with the Prudential Regulation Authority on changing capital requirements for credit unions.
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Answered by: John Glen
Answered on: 13 May 2019

Capital requirements for credit unions are set by the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA), in line with their mandate to promote the safety and soundness of firms. The PRA is independent from government and is responsible for ensuring the credit union sector is effectively regulated and financially stable.

I have regular meetings with the PRA to discuss a range of ongoing policy issues, including in relation to credit unions.

The government remains committed to supporting credit unions, which provide vital services to financially under-served communities and contribute to the diversity of the UK’s financial services sector. Credit union membership and assets continue to grow, with membership passing 2 million for the first time in 2018 and total assets growing to over £3.3 billion.

Grouped Questions: 251440

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