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PKCU opens new service points

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10 Jun 16

Perth & Kinross Credit Union is opening new offices to serve members across the region.

In addition to the main premises on High Street, Perth, the credit union has now opened a new service point in Kinross, with a further service point in Pitlochry opening next Wednesday (15 June).

Local people in Kinross can now visit the credit union at St Paul’s Church Hall on Tuesday mornings, and the Pitlochry service point will be open every Wednesday morning.

Last year, the credit union opened service points in Blairgowrie and Crieff, and it plans to open a second Perth office in Letham later this year.

PKCU is the newest credit union in Scotland, having opened its doors in April 2014. They already serve almost 1,000 members and hold over £350,000 of members’ savings, and the credit union approved more than 700 loans last year alone.

PKCU Chair Euan Walker said: “I’m delighted with our progress so far, and would like to thank our staff, volunteers, supporters and members who have all helped us on the road to success. In such a large geographical area, it’s vital that as many people as possible can access our services.”

PKCU serves anyone who lives or works in the Perth and Kinross local authority area. As well as opening new service points to reach out to communities across the county, PKCU is also encouraging local employers to partner with them so that staff have access to credit union savings and loans via payroll deduction.

Euan Walker added: “It’s simple; you deduct as much or as little as the staff member wants direct from their wage or salary, send this to the credit union, and their savings will grow - giving them some financial security, a financial cushion, and the opportunity (if necessary) to borrow with no hidden charges, no arrangement fees and ethical rates of interest.”

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