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CICM Membership Support


CICM Member Support

As a CICM member, you have access to a wide range of free advice and guidance from industry experts with our member advice service. Whether you require general technical advice or specialist legal advice, contact us today.


Technical, Credit, Business or Legal Advice

If you need any support with a query or a question related to Credit, Business or Legal advice, we can consult a panel of experts with your question and provide an answer within a timely manner.

CICM Corporate Partner, Shoosmiths, provide a free consultation for any legal enquiry made related to credit and debt related queries.

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Members’ Financial Support Fund

Almost 30 years ago the Institute of Credit Management – as it was then – set up the Benevolent Fund to assist members and former members of the institute, or their dependents, who are ‘in conditions of need, hardship or distress’. Now that fund is being rebranded and relaunched as the Members’ Financial Support Fund.

Since its original launch back in 1994, the Fund has come to the assistance of many different members with varying needs. It has helped finance the purchase of a mobility scooter for a disabled member and fund the studies of the daughter of a member who became unexpectedly ill.

The Members’ Financial Support Fund is just one of a range of member support services available through the Institute that includes technical, business or legal advice.

Any member, or former member, finding themselves in difficult circumstances and requiring financial assistance, should complete this form.


Hardship subscription support

CICM membership is particularly valuable when seeking employment.  Members who have been made redundant, and can demonstrate they are suffering hardship as a result, can apply for support through the payment of their membership subscription for one year.  An application can be made at any time and a supporting letter explaining the circumstances should be submitted to If you are in need of subscription support – Please fill out the subscription support form here Terms and conditions apply and CICM reserves the right to refuse or withdraw funding benefits at any time.


External Support

You can find external support within CICM, but you can also reach out to other supportive credit communities such as:


Association of International Credit and Trade Finance Professionals

Founded in 2010 – and with offices in Baltimore, US, and Oxford, UK – The Association of International Credit and Trade Finance Professionals – known as ICTF – is an independent, not-for-profit member-lead association, providing  networking and education to those who seek to widen their expertise in the field of international credit and trade finance.  With that objective in mind, ICTF proudly offers a partnership whereby CICM members can benefit from discounts on introductory first-year membership rates when they join ICTF and against ICTF/Thunderbird School of Global Management Online Course fees.

For further information – including registration and experience criteria details – please visit



FECMA is the Federation of European Credit Management Associations and was founded in 1986 by Sir Roger Cork, who lately served as Lord Mayor of London from 1996-97.

FECMA is a not-for-profit organisation, consisting of members who are all national credit management associations.

FECMA vision is to promote best practice in credit management by enabling the members of all the FECMA associations to share their knowledge and experience.

FECMA also seeks:
• To promote the development of the profession of the credit manager
• To encourage and promote research, study, knowledge and the publication of that knowledge  relating to all aspects of credit management
• To encourage the highest possible ethical standards in credit management personnel
• To encourage the formation of national credit management associations in countries where none exists at present
• To promote good relations and understanding between the various national credit management associations

To visit the FECMA website please click here.