Simple Changes #49

Help staff and residents to save and borrow with local credit unions



Wales has some of the highest levels of debts, with more than 17% of the population owing money, with young adults, people who rent their homes, large families and single parents at higher risk. Credit unions make it easy for local people to save and borrow low cost finance. They are key local institutions that help keep families and communities strong. When you invest in your local credit union you know it’s your neighbours or colleagues who are benefiting.


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Public bodies can help by encouraging their own staff to join their local credit union – offering deduction facilities to enable direct and regular savings. Public bodies can also encourage local resident and increasingly micro businesses to join local credit unions. You can also explore ways of offering credit union collection points where you have strong footfall

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