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Jane Hutt AM for Welsh Labour joins Michael Sheen as Patron of Credit Unions in Wales

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08 Jun 18

Jane Hutt AM for Welsh Labour is calling on people in Wales to join her in a making Wales a ‘credit union nation’.

Jane has been a strong supporter of credit unions and most recently has been appointed as Patron of Credit Unions of Wales alongside actor Michael Sheen. The appointments of Jane Hutt and Michael Sheen will help raise awareness of the sectors profile in Wales, with their aim to increase membership of the 21 credit unions across Wales. 

Speaking after her appointment, Jane said: “The fact that credit unions offer an ethical and affordable way of saving and borrowing for all of us is key. But they are also a way we can contribute to the whole community.

“It is universal; we can all take part, we can benefit and we can all help underpin this ethical borrowing and saving service for those who need it as an alternative to payday loans. 

“I will work tirelessly to support the movement to make Wales a credit union nation”.

Leanne Herberg, CEO of Cardiff and Vale Credit Union said: “Jane Hutt has been a long-standing supporter and member of Cardiff and Vale Credit Union and the wider movement across Wales and so we are delighted that she has agreed to take up this patronage.”

Welsh First Minister, Carwyn Jones has shown his support to the Jane Hutt, as he recognises “the valuable role credit unions play in providing ethical financial services and products”.

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