CMutual and Filene form exclusive partnership to support credit unions in UK and Ireland

Leveraging international connection, CMutual expands resource access to cooperatives

MADISON, WI (April 29, 2021)Filene Research Institute has partnered with CMutual, an insurance specialist and protection solutions provider for credit unions, building societies and mutual lenders in Ireland and the United Kingdom. This exclusive knowledge sharing partnership gives CMutual’s credit union partners full access to 40 years of Filene’s credit union expertise and a library of more than 500 research reports.

“CMutual works hard to leverage our international and national experience and connections in support of our partners to ensure that they have access to knowledge, expertise and scale that equips them with the tools needed to make the right decisions,” said CMutual CEO Paul Walsh. “This partnership with Filene is an investment in our credit union partners in support of our shared vision and a commitment to working cooperatively.”

Through this partnership, all CMutual partner credit unions gain access to insights and tools from Filene on a wide range of credit union topics including:

  • Business Strategy
  • Community Impact
  • Consumer Thinking
  • Data Analytics
  • Diversity, Equality and Inclusion
  • Financial Lives in Transition
  • Operations
  • Attracting and Retaining Talent
  • Technology

“Filene is excited to further develop credit unions in the UK and Ireland through CMutual’s partnership.” said Mark Meyer, Filene CEO. “We love to see the success of cooperative finance across the globe and with CMutual’s shared values, we will continue to help these organizations grow and thrive.”

Together, the partnership between Filene and CMutual is not only an investment in today’s international credit union community but a strategy for shaping a future that enables credit unions to execute their strategies safely, prudently and without unnecessary fear of failure.

About Filene Research Institute

Filene Research Institute strengthens organizations through innovative research and incubation to improve consumer financial well-being. As an independent cooperative finance think tank, Filene’s membership network connects a community of leaders and bright minds to change lives through innovation, truth and cooperation. In addition to delivering cutting-edge, actionable academic research, Filene also provides incubators to test and scale solutions, events to spark organizations into action and advisory services to help accelerate and implement innovation. For more information, visit and @fileneresearch.


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