Renfrewshire-Wide Credit Union

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We are a community credit union that was established in 2006. We are a merger of 3 smaller credit unions in Erskine, Renfrew and Linwood which has served the local community for over 30 years.

We provide affordable ethical loans at fair rates of interest to meet every day needs, from replacing a broken washing machine right through to a home extension.

We also provide a range of savings plans and other accounts that help our members save and manage their money. You can even have your own debit card and pin number!

If you live, work or study in Renfrewshire you can open an account online or come in and visit us on the Paisley High Street.

Here are just some of the exciting things that RWCU has been involved in within Renfrewshire and what we are continuing to do as a community.

*If you would like to join Renfrewshire-Wide Credit union you need to live, work or study in Renfrewshire.*

 

Schools
CashCubs is a primary school savings club, created to help your child learn about the benefits of saving in a fun and habit forming way.

iSave

Renfrewshire council set up the new iSave initiative where a credit union account will be opened for every S1 pupil as they start secondary school. This is being done to encourage saving habits and budgeting skills that will last into adulthood. This will be supported by financial education throughout secondary school. By building a savings history with RWCU, pupils can apply for low interest, ethical loans in their adult life, cutting down the need to take on high interest credit. The initiative has been running successfully for 2 years, this is down to the hard work of pupils and school staff who volunteer in their RWCU iSave credit union.

Out and about
As we are a community credit union we love nothing more than heading out in to Renfrewshire and meeting new and existing members. We attend many events in Renfrewshire and if you’re lucky you may even get the chance to get your picture taken with our CashCub!

A few events we have attended over the past year:

  • Barshaw Park gala day
  • UWS Freshers week
  • UWS Money week
  • International Credit Union Day (We had a stall at the Cenotaph in Paisley)
  • Bishopton Day
  • Sma Shot day
Did You Know?

Did You Know?

  • We have 3,783 adult members and 3,362 junior members throughout Renfrewshire
  • Our Directors Elizabeth Anderson and Margaret Gourley, received the Provost award for voluntary service, having collectively dedicated more that 60 years to credit unions within Renfrewshire
  • We have just celebrated our 10th birthday as Renfrewshire-Wide credit union, and in support of the Paisley 2021 City of Culture bid, we commissioned an up and coming local artist, Ross Dinnett, to paint a mural in the Credit Union
  • University West of Scotland and Renfrewshire-Wide Credit Union received the Best Partnership award from the Student Money Advice Awards 2016
  • We are in 18 schools in total in Renfrewshire, 9 primary schools and 9 high schools
  • You can access your account online via our website 24/7
Contact

Contact

If you are interested in joining this credit union then please quote #MyCreditUnion when joining.

*You can join Renfrewshire-Wide Credit Union if you live, work or study in Renfrewshire.*

Renfrewshire-Wide Credit Union
41 High Street
Paisley
PA12AH

Telephone: 0141 889 7442

Email: info@rwcu.co.uk

Web: http://www.rwcu.co.uk