Cube supports new credit union

Cube has helped support the opening of a new credit union for its customers in the heart of Maryhill, Glasgow.

Cube is supporting a new credit union in Glasgow.

A new branch of Pollok Credit Union - a non-profit community financial organisation which provides low-cost savings and loans - has opened in Maryhill Shopping Centre, thanks to support from Cube.

That means Cube tenants will be able to open a savings account, have access to low-cost loans and get expert advice on budgeting and managing their money - often for the first time.

The idea for a credit union was brought to life by customers as a result of Cube’s ‘We’re here to help’ campaign last year.

The branch of Pollok Credit Union is in Maryhill shopping centre, right next to Tesco. Membership is free for Cube tenants.

Ann-Marie Fontana, Cube’s head of Housing, said: “This is great news for Maryhill and great news for Cube tenants.

“Many of our customers don’t have access to a bank account, and people can open a savings account at the credit union.

“People will also be getting much-needed financial support during these tough times.

“Tenants told us they wanted a credit union in the area and, by working with our partners, we’ve delivered.”

The new service is a partnership between Cube, other social landlords in the area, Glasgow City Council and credit unions.

It’s based at Unit 2 Maryhill Shopping Centre, on Maryhill Road.

Pictured above are Cube Director David MacKenzie, and Head of Housing Ann-Marie Fontana, right, with Caitlin Greenlees and Allison Scott, customer advisors with Pollok Credit Union.


Tuesday, May 17, 2016