Credit Union collection point opens in Bervie

PICTURED at the opening of the North East Scotland Credit Union facility in Inverbervie are Provost Bill Howatson and, from left, Emily Ciorra, Maria Webster and Sarah Young.
PICTURED at the opening of the North East Scotland Credit Union facility in Inverbervie are Provost Bill Howatson and, from left, Emily Ciorra, Maria Webster and Sarah Young.

North East Scotland Credit Union celebrated the opening of its twenty fifth Community Collection Point in Inverbervie last week.

Aberdeenshire Provost Bill Howatson launched the collection point in the Library at 79 High Street, extending the services offered in this important community facility. The collection will be run in partnership with Working for Families and the library service.

North East Scotland Credit Union is a financial co-operative owned and run by its members. NESCU provides a basic savings account and low-cost borrowing encouraging its members to pan and budget for the future.

NESCU would like to hear from people who may be interested in volunteering or starting a Credit Union Collection in their area.

provost Howatson said: “I’m delighted to be here today to open this new facility that will undoubtedly add to this wonderful community resource and provide valuable assistance to residents.

“This new collection point will offer a basic savings and low-cost loan facility which I’m sure will be especially helpful in this community which has no banking facilities nearby.

“The project has been taken forward by the North East Scotland Credit Union in Partnership with Working For Families and will be the 25th community collection run by local volunteers.

“The North East Scotland Credit Union is a financial co-operative owned and run by its members which encourages people to plan ahead and budget for the future. “In these challenging economic times it’s great to see such a programme being introduced in Inverbervie. “As well as offering this new service to local residents, the Credit Union will also work with local groups to offer guidance on money management and budgeting, something I’m sure will be of great benefit to this active community.

“This facility is a positive addition for Inverbervie and I would encourage residents and local groups to find out more about what the service can do for you. The volunteers who work at the collection point will be happy to help you in any way they can.”