Trust encourages customers to save with the Credit Union
Published by Laura Beckett for Halton Housing Trust in Housing and also in Care and Support, Local Government, Universal Credit
Halton Housing Trust is working with Halton Credit Union to provide their customers with a safer way to save and borrow money.
The Trust has supported the work of the Credit Union over a number of years and has recently invested in their services as a corporate member which will help the existing 4,500 credit union customers.
As a corporate member the Trust has a place on the board of the Credit Union which supports the Credit Union and will help to increase their membership.
The funding will allow the Credit Union to offer more affordable credit to those who need it.
The Trust has also supported an initiative to help customers buy white goods and other essential household items with affordable loans from the Credit Union.
Noel Sharpe, Executive Director for Customer Services from the Trust said; “With the introduction of Universal Credit looming we think the demand for services offered by the Credit Union will increase. There are numerous advertisements for payday loans, now couldn’t be a better time to promote the benefits of the Credit Union to our customers.”
Christine Heesom, Manager at Halton Credit Union said: “We are trying to encourage more people to start saving with the Credit Union because it’s a good safe option for them.
“A Credit Union is a clear and safe alternative to these advertised loan companies and door step lenders. We have similar and shared priorities to the Trust and we are delighted that they continue to support our work.”
A Welfare Benefits and Money Advice Officer from the Trust is also available on a Tuesday afternoon at Queens Avenue Credit Union, Widnes between 1.30 – 3.45pm for drop in sessions and Thursday between 2pm – 3.45pm for appointments only, so please call 0151 510 5024 / 510 513 to book.
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