Meet the credit union at weekly drop-ins
Published: Thursday 25th June 15
People interested in finding out more about the Wandsworth Plus Credit Union can chat to the team every Friday in the council’s customer services centre.
Members of the team will be on-hand every week to explain how the credit union works and the benefits of joining, and help people sign up.
The Wandsworth Plus Credit Union was launched last year in partnership with the council. Credit Unions are not-for-profit organisations and members can apply for affordable, ethical loans and open savings accounts.
The new town hall drop-in service was launched last Friday, with around 30 people asking for information.
Peter Carlisle from Wandsworth Plus said: “It was great to chat to so many local people. Most asked about how the service operates and whether we lend to people with poor credit history. We were able to explain that we look at individual circumstances and a poor credit history isn’t necessarily a barrier.”
The council’s finance spokesman Cllr Guy Senior said: “We have been in partnership with Wandsworth Plus for over a year, and we’ve found it provides a great service to our staff and residents – including those who can’t access high street banks and building societies.
“Joining the credit unions helps build credit rating scores and keeps people away from loan sharks and payday lenders. It’s great that officers from Wandsworth Plus Credit Union will now have a regular, visible presence within the our Customer Centre.”
To chat to Wandsworth Plus staff go along to the Wandsworth Council Customer Services Centre, Wandsworth High Street on Fridays. Current times are between 1pm and 5pm.
Find out more about the credit union at www.wandsworthpluscu.co.uk.