New board member

Guven to boost membership at Capital Credit Union

Yasemin GuvenCapital Credit Union has appointed Yasemin Guven to its board as it looks to grow its membership during 2019.

The 29 year old has been helping Edinburgh-based CCU digitise its service and works for the Chartered Banker Institute as a campaign and fundraising co-ordinator managing its volunteering hub.

This includes the 2025 Foundation, which aims to raise a minimum of £1 million to help talented individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds into banking careers, the Financial Education Partnership, which delivers workshops in schools across Scotland and an institute mentoring programme.

Capital’s president, Donald Urquhart, said: “Yasemin already has an impressive track record in volunteering as well as experience of the financial services sector and she brings a new perspective to the board as we aim to attract younger members and increased numbers from professional backgrounds. I look forward to working with her.”

Miss Guven, who also sits on the Scottish Financial Education Forum, said: “Capital Credit Union is an organisation I’ve admired since becoming involved in financial services. Its ethical and member-led approach appeals to me and I look forward to contributing to its ongoing strategy.”

Capital, which has assets of £33 million, is celebrating its 30th anniversary during 2019.

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