Staff at a credit union in Scarborough were joined by the town’s mayor as they celebrated a day marking the history of the financial service.
Councillor Andrew Backhouse was at South Yorkshire Credit Union in Scarborough’s Customer First Centre last Thursday to mark International Credit Union (ICU) Day.
The mayor congratulated the staff on the work they have done to help people in the town.
The aim of ICU Day is to promote the history, achievements and hard work of the credit union movement and the difference it makes to people who otherwise would find it difficult to access savings accounts and affordable small loans.
The day has been celebrated around the globe every year since 1948 on the third Thursday of October.
This year’s theme, ‘Credit Unions Unite for Good: A Better Way,’ aimed to promote the benefits of cooperation among credit unions worldwide.
Nick Marshall from the Scarborough branch said:
“We are really pleased to be able to mark ICU Day not only to recognise the ongoing success of the movement worldwide but to also show our appreciation to our local members who have helped us grow from strength to strength.
“This is our busiest time of year to recruit new members as we get closer to the festive season and we would be pleased to hear from anyone who is looking for an affordable of way of getting to grips with their finances.
“Every new member that joins before December 13 will also receive a free welcome gift.”
The Scarborough branch of South Yorkshire will soon be marking its first birthday, having opened in December last year.
It is a busy time of celebrations for the company as next month marks the 11th year since the formation of South Yorkshire Credit Union.
Every Thursday for four weeks from November 14 to December 5 the credit union will be going mobile with a presence at Eastfield Library in High Street, between 9.30am and 12.30pm.