Our new branch in Wakefield

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Leeds Credit Union has partnered with Wakefield District Housing (WDH) to offer financial inclusion and support to the residents of Wakefield by opening a branch right in the heart of the city centre at WDH's Hub.

To celebrate this partnership, on Thursday 18th October, WDH's Cash Wise & Debt teams will be on hand to dish out advice on how to manage your money better. In addition, Leeds Credit Union will be giving the first 50 customers who sign up for a new account on the day £20 credit to get them started courtesy of the Illegal Money Lending Team.

Chris Smyth, Chief Executive, Leeds Credit Union, said: ''I am absolutely delighted about the new branch in the heart of Wakefield as this will help even more people to access the savings and affordable loans provided by the credit union. I am also very pleased that this branch has been made [possible through the cooperation that the credit union has had for many years with our friends at WDH'' He added: ''By working together we can bring a range of services to support residents and families in Wakefield and this is as important as ever as hard economic times continue to bear down on many families''

The event coincides with National Get Online Week and, for those concerned about the introduction of Universal Credit in November which will be an online only service, the teams will be able to answer any questions or concerns.