UKCreditUnions Ltd (UKCU) is a co-operatively run, membership based national trade association for authorised and registered credit unions, credit union steering groups, mutual aid societies and credit union support organisations. Originally launched in April 2004 with a remit to offer its services to any credit union, credit union steering group, mutual aid society or credit union support organisations in the UK, UKCU extended its remit include to England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, the Isle of Man or the Channel Islands, in May 2015. Each member credit union of UKCU holds one share. Each year at the Annual General Meeting, individuals from member credit unions can be nominated to stand for election for directorship.