Scotwest Credit Union is one of the largest credit unions in the UK, existing to provide ethical, competitive and fair financial services to anyone that lives or works within the West of Scotland* area.

*This includes: Argyll & Bute, East Ayrshire, East Dunbartonshire, East Renfrewshire, Glasgow, Inverclyde, North Ayrshire, North Lanarkshire, Renfrewshire, South Ayrshire, South Lanarkshire and West Dunbartonshire

Scotwest offers loans, mortgages and savings accounts. The products are similar to those of Banks; however Scotwest is a financial mutual and therefore is member owned.

Every member has an equal say in the matters affecting Scotwest. It is democratically run with a membership elected Board of Directors who are responsible for the long-term strategic direction, development and success of Scotwest. There is an annual AGM and every member has a vote. Scotwest exists for the economic empowerment of its members and is committed to supporting the wider community through financial education and awareness. Scotwest aims to provide the highest standard of member service at all times.

Governance

The Scotwest Board of Directors is an elected group of members who are responsible for the long-term strategic direction, development and success of Scotwest.

It reports to the membership at the Annual General Meeting. The Board, together with the senior management team, meets on a monthly basis to monitor Scotwest’s progress and operational success.  It also helps to shape the future and ongoing strategies required for the continued success of Scotwest.

Join the Scotwest Board

Scotwest would be delighted to hear from any members aged 18 or over who would be interested in helping with the continued development and success of our credit union by becoming a member of the Board. Directors serve on a voluntary basis and Board meetings are held monthly.

The newly developed qualification, Certificate in Credit Union Priciples and Practice is now a pre-requisite for any member planning on standing for election to the Board of Directors. Find out more about obtaining this qualification and becoming a Board Member here.

Our Board of Directors

David McRiner Chair of Board and Secretary
Stephen Wood Vice Chair of Board
Scott Frame Appointed Director
Alex Ibe Appointed Director
Cathy Jamieson Appointed Director
Paul McGowan Appointed Director
Caroline McMichael Appointed Director
Ian Turner Appointed Director