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Credit unions - BEEDS portal

Financial returns | BEEDS portal

Credit unions must use the 'Bank of England Electronic Data Submission' (BEEDS) portal to submit the required quarterly and annual returns.

Principal users

Credit unions must nominate a principal user who is responsible for making their firm's submissions to the BEEDS portal. The Bank of England will liaise with the credit union’s nominated principal user for all matters related to the BEEDS portal.

Accessing BEEDS

Principal users are provided with log in details for the BEEDS portal and additional users can then be set up. Materials are available in Key Resources below, to help credit unions familiarise themselves with the BEEDS portal.

The materials include a detailed user guide covering all aspects of using the BEEDS portal.


Excel templates for the quarterly return (Form CQ) and annual return (Form CY), as well as notes for completing returns are available on the 'Credit unions - Financial returns' webpage. Form CQ should be submitted within one month of the end of the quarter to which it relates. Form CY and audited annual accounts should be submitted within six months of the credit union's financial year end.