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The Credit Unions (Northern Ireland) Order 1985

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. Introductory

    1. 1.Title and commencement

    2. 2.Interpretation

    3. 2A.The registrar and assistant registrar

  3. Registration as a credit union

    1. 3.Registration

    2. 3A.Common bonds: corporate members

    3. 4.Supplementary provisions as to registration

    4. 5.Registration to effect incorporation of credit union with limited liability

    5. 6.Use of namecredit union ”, etc.

    6. 7.Change of name

  4. Rules

    1. 8.Rules

    2. 9.Supplementary provisions as to rules

    3. 10.Amendment or registered rules

    4. 11.Rules to bind members

    5. 12.Provision of copies of rules

  5. Membership of credit union

    1. 13.Minimum number of members

    2. 14.Membership and voting rights

    3. 14A.Corporate members

    4. 15.Members under the age of 18

    5. 16.Remedy for debts from members

    6. 17.Nomination to property in credit union

    7. 18.Proceedings on death of nominator

    8. 19.Provision for small payments on death

    9. 20.Payments in respect of mentally incapable persons

    10. 21.Validity of payment to persons apparently entitled

  6. Operation of credit union

    1. 22.Restriction on business of credit union

    2. 23.Shares

    3. 23A.Power to issue interest-bearing shares

    4. 23B.Duties where interest-bearing shares have been issued

    5. 24.Prohibition on carrying on banking

    6. 25.Prohibition on deposit-taking

    7. 26.Deposits by persons too young to be members

    8. 27.Power to borrow money

    9. 28.Loans by credit unions

    10. 28A.Loans to be treated as secured

    11. 28B.Loans by approved credit unions

    12. 28C.Grant of certificates of approval

    13. 28D.Withdrawal of certificates of approval

    14. 29.Promissory notes and bills of exchange

    15. 30.Contracts

    16. 31.Charges on assets of credit unions

    17. 32.Holding of land

    18. 33.Investments

    19. 34.Discharge of mortgages

    20. 35.Receipt on payment of money secured to a credit union

    21. 36.Application of surplus

    22. 37.Insurance against fraud or other dishonesty

    23. 38.Guarantee funds

    24. 39.Prohibition on undischarged bankrupts and other persons

  7. Accounts, etc.

    1. 40.Books of account, etc.

    2. 41.Form in which books of account may be kept

    3. 42.Accounts and balance sheets

    4. 43.Obligation to appoint auditors

    5. 44.Re-appointment and removal of qualified auditors

    6. 45.Resolutions relating to appointment and removal of auditors

    7. 46.Qualified auditors

    8. 47.Auditors' report, right of access and to be heard

    9. 48.Remuneration of qualified auditors

    10. 49.Annual returns

    11. 50.Display of latest balance sheet

  8. Officers, receivers, etc.

    1. 51.Security by officers

    2. 52.Duty of officers to account

    3. 53.Duties of receiver or manager of credit union's property

  9. Registers, books, etc.

    1. 54.Register of members and officers

    2. 55.Restriction on inspection of books

    3. 56.Inspection of books by order of FCA

    4. 57.Production of documents and provision of information

  10. Suspension of credit union, etc.

    1. 58.Appointment of inspectors and calling of special meetings

    2. 59.Suspension of credit union's operations

    3. 60.Cancellation of registration

    4. 61.Suspension of registration

    5. 62.Appeals

    6. 63.Petition for winding-up

  11. Amalgamations and transfers of engagements

    1. 64.Restrictions on amalgamations and transfers of engagements

    2. 65.Amalgamation of credit unions

    3. 66.Transfer of engagements between credit unions

    4. 67.Saving for rights of creditors

  12. Dissolution of credit union

    1. 68.Dissolution of credit union

    2. 69.Liability of members in winding-up

    3. 70.Instrument of dissolution

    4. 71.Restriction on dissolution or cancellation of registration of credit union

  13. Disputes, offences and legal proceedings

    1. 72.Decision of disputes

    2. 73.Offences by credit unions

    3. 74.Fraud or misappropriation

    4. 75.Falsification

    5. 76.Prosecution of offences

    6. 77.Recovery of costs, etc.

  14. Miscellaneous and general

    1. 78.Regulations and orders

    2. 78A.Incidental, transitional, etc. provision

    3. 79.Fees

    4. 80.Form, deposit and evidence of documents

    5. 80A.Form etc of electronic documents

    6. 80B.Power of FCA or PRA to impose requirements as to form etc of electronic documents

    7. 80C.Fees for inspection and copying of documents

    8. 81.Annual reports by registrar

    9. 82.Great Britain credit unions

    10. 83.Savings, amendments and repeals


    1. SCHEDULE 1


      1. 1.The name of the credit union, which shall comply with...

      2. 2.The objects of the credit union which shall comply with...

      3. 3.The place which is to be the registered office of...

      4. 4.The qualifications required for, and the terms of, admission to...

      5. 5.The mode of holding meetings, including provisions as to the...

      6. 6.The appointment and removal of board of directors and functional...

      7. 7.Determination (subject to Article 14A(6) and to any applicable rules...

      8. 8.Provision for the mode of withdrawal of shares and for...

      9. 9.The mode and circumstances in which loans to members are...

      10. 10.Provision for the custody and use of the credit union's...

      11. 11.Provision for the audit of accounts by one or more...

      12. 11A.Provision— (a) setting out the conditions which must be met...

      13. 12.Provision for the withdrawal of members from the credit union...

      14. 13.Provision for— (a) terminating the membership of corporate members in...

      15. 13A.If the issue of interest-bearing shares is permitted, provision for...

      16. 14.Provision for the dissolution of the credit union, including provision...

    2. SCHEDULE 2


      1. The  Limited hereby acknowledges that it has this  day of ...

      2. received the sum of £  , representing all money intended...

      3. [annexed] deed [and by a further charge dated, etc. ,...

      4.   )

      5.   ) Board of Directors

      6.   )

      7.   Secretary

    3. SCHEDULE 3

      1. 1.Not less than 14 days before giving a direction, the...

      2. 2.The registrar shall consider any representations with respect to the...

      3. 3.(1) On giving such a direction the registrar shall serve...

      4. 4.Failure to serve a notice under this Schedule on a...

      5. 5.Notice of the giving of a direction shall be published...

    4. SCHEDULE 4


      1. 1.Where immediately before the date of the commencement of this...

      2. 2.Where immediately before the date of the commencement of this...

      3. 3.The provisions of this Schedule shall have effect without prejudice...

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