Renfrewshire Wide Credit Union
41 High Street, Paisley
Thursday 17th Mar, 2016
Wednesday 14th October
This week credit union members around the world will celebrate International Credit Union Day®, an annual event to commemorate the credit union movement’s impact and achievements. To celebrate Renfrewshire-Wide Credit Union invites its members and the entire community to our family-friendly street stall event on Wednesday 14th October 11am-3pm. The event, located near the Paisley High Street Cenotaph, will feature a visit from our full-size Cash Cub mascot, balloons, fun giveaways and music
Alison Dowling, RWCU Project Coordinator said, “credit unions are not-for-profit financial cooperatives that provide ethical affordable credit and savings for over 217 million members in 105 countries worldwide. We’re holding our event to reflect upon the credit union movement's history and to promote its achievements, to honour those who have dedicated their lives to the movement and recognize the hard work of those working in the credit union industry and show members our appreciation. The ultimate goal is to raise awareness about the great work that credit unions are doing around the world and give people the opportunity to get more involved. Credit unions throughout the world celebrate with fundraisers, open houses, contests, picnics and parades”.
“RWCU launched in Paisley in 2006 and is run by a mix of dedicated volunteers and professional staff. We offers great loan deals and saving accounts to everyone who lives, works or studies in Renfrewshire, and we also support iSave and Cash Cubs financial education initiatives in local schools. RWCU currently manages £2.3million of assets for our 5000 members and operate collection points out of five locations across Paisley, Renfrew, Erskine and Linwood. Our street stall event promises to be a lot of fun, come along and bring the kids!”
Since 1948, International Credit Union Day has been celebrated annually on the third Thursday of October. Each year, the international event affords the opportunity to remember credit unions’ proud history and promote awareness of and support for the credit union difference. This year’s theme, “People Helping People®,” embraces the longstanding credit union philosophy.