New community partner

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The Branch is actively pursuing partnerships that provide increased and mutual benefit for our members and their families. We are pleased to announce that our latest community partner is Enterprise Credit Union.

Enterprise Credit Union (ECU) is firmly rooted in the heart of the community and its values are core to its working practices. A credit union is a financial co-operative owned by its members. The members create the credit union and pool their money to run it as a mutually beneficial financial community. ECU have now opened a branch office in Hardshaw Street, St Helens. (Ironically the neighbouring property to the ECU branch was the Money Shop, which has since closed, while the credit union grows…).

They can be contacted on 0151 482 0177.

ECU has been in business for over 30 years and is now one of the largest and most successful community credit unions in England.

ECU is open to those who live and/or work in the Knowsley, Liverpool, St Helens and Warrington Boroughs of Merseyside. The Credit Union is owned and controlled by its members. Its mission is to promote social equity through quality financial services to its membership.

Enterprise Credit Union, in common with all UK Credit Unions, is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and the Prudential Regulation Authority. Members savings are protected should a credit union fail and will automatically be compensated up to £85,000 per person, or £170,000 for joint accounts.

ECU is a not-for-profit organisation and any surplus generated is returned to its members by way of a dividend or to improve or provide additional services required by the members. The ECU declared a 2% dividend on savings at their last AGM. Your money is safe with the Credit Union and is working hard for both you and your community.

A representative from ECU will be attending UNISON St Helens AGM to answer any questions and present you with a little gift! …Oink! Oink!