Leeds Credit Union Named Best in Region For ‘Lender of the Year’

Friday, February 28, 2020


Leeds Credit Union is celebrating after picking up the gong for ‘Lender of the Year’ at the Yorkshire Finance Awards.

The award recognises lenders who have contributed to local financial security and business and community growth with innovative loan designs and specifically uses of technology to deliver a better service to borrowers. LCU were commended for providing affordable lending to its members with tailored solutions, their ‘groundbreaking’ family loan offering and their work with the Illegal Money Lending Team to combat loan sharks.

Leeds Credit Union were accompanied by Councillor Coupar, James Rogers, Director of Communities and Environment for Leeds City Council and Stephanie Noyce, Head of Financial and Digital Inclusion at Clarion Futures at the black-tie ceremony, held at the Royal Armouries on February 27, 2020.

Discussing the win, Leeds Credit Union Chief Executive, Chris Smyth said: “I am extremely pleased that the credit union has gained recognition by winning this prestigious regional award for the work we do to help the local community and provide affordable and fair borrowing options. To win this award is a great testament to the hard work of all of our staff to ensure our members receive the highest level of customer service”.

Leeds Credit Union has recently seen its most successful campaign to date, saving members over £1.7 Million in high interest charges during the run up to Christmas.