When it comes to giving folk a helping hand, the NHS Credit Union is going from strength to strength.
Not only has the organisation recently celebrated its 16th birthday, but the total of loans issued to members has now soared past the £50m barrier.
The NHS Credit Union, which is open to all NHS staff and their families across Scotland and the north of England, is one of the country’s fastest-growing financial institutions. It now offers financial services to more than 11,500 members and looks after savings in excess of £12.6m.
Commenting on the latest landmark, General Manager Robert Kelly said: “It’s incredible how we have grown when you think that the organisation began its life operating from a nurse’s bedroom in the Southern General Hospital in 1998.
“Since then we have issued more than 41,000 loans to our members, totalling more than £50.2million and we are continuing to grow year-on-year.
“While we pride ourselves on that growth, we are equally proud of the fact that our lending ethos has never changed from day one. We never issue a loan to a member unless he or she can afford the repayments.”
Already a member? Why not consider joining the volunteer board of directors to help shape future services. The move could also play an important part in your personal development. For more details www.nhscreditunion.com and follow the link to About Us.