International Credit Union Day 2016

It’s International Credit Union Day this week on Thursday October 20th.  Help us to get the Credit Union message out there by joining our campaign to “Say No To Debt Row”.

Please support International Credit Union Day October using hashtags #ICUday #peoplehelpingpeople  #nodebtrow  @CredUnionsWales  @nptcreditunion

Over the coming month Neath Port Talbot Credit Union is joining a global campaign to increase awareness of the benefits of credit unions and we need your support.

The most recent Bank of England statistics, released in 2015, showed that just 2.4% of the Welsh population are members of a credit union, compared to 7.1% in Scotland and 33% in Northern Ireland. Only England had a lower proportion at 1.3% membership.

We believe that this low uptake is robbing the people and communities of Wales.

At this time of year, retailers gear up for the festive spending season and people succumb to high interest loans and credit cards to fund Christmas. Often these are the people who least can afford those high interest rates.

We don’t have a huge advertising budget to match that of the payday loans companies and credit card companies but we do have goodwill.

 Starting today please support Neath Port Talbot Credit Union and credit unions across Wales on social media:

  • Tweet your support, tagging Neath Port Talbot Credit Union @CredUnionsWales using hashtags #ICUday #NOdebtrow
  • Print out the poster below and take a selfie to post on Facebook and Twitter using hashtags #ICUday #NOdebtrow [email protected] @nptcreditunion