Our Place offers base for Bristol Credit Union
Published on: 01 Jul 2016
RESIDENTS in Staple Hill and the surrounding area can now access the services of Bristol Credit Union four days a week, thanks to support from staff from the Our Place community project.
The Bristol Credit Union service point at Our Place Community Flat in Nelson Road is now open from 10.30am-1.30pm every weekday except Wednesdays for people to drop-in to open an account, deposit money, or apply for loans.
James Berry, CEO of Bristol Credit Union, said: “We are delighted that, thanks to community support, we are able to make Bristol Credit Union services even more available to people in the Staple Hill area. This means that more people will be able to access affordable savings and loans in their local community. Whether it’s building up an emergency fund, or saving towards something exciting, we offer a wide range of savings accounts to help you reach your target, including a Christmas Saver, a Cash ISA and a children’s account.
"We also offer loans for people who need them at much more affordable rates than doorstep or payday lenders. With the summer holidays fast approaching, some people may turn to short-term lenders to cover the cost of keeping children entertained, but this can come at a high price."
Bristol Credit Union is just one of a range of services provided by Our Place, a community based project with the aim of improving the quality of life for people in Staple Hill.
For further information about the Bristol Credit Union, visit bristolcreditunion.org or call 0117 924 7309.