The credit union was launched in a small council back office and registered in February 2008.
Since February 2009 they have experienced steady growth, and now serve over 5000 members across the area with affordable loans and easy savings accounts.
Accumulating over £5,000,000 in savings and issuing over £13,000,000 in affordable loans since the launch. In November 2017 the Credit Union, which also traded as Guild Money from March 2014 in Preston, has a brand-new name and a fresh new look as it seeks to help more people than ever before.
CLEVR Money started trading in August 2017 was a move that signalled the start of a number of changes designed to improve customer services, launch new products, and help the business to grow. This Credit Union has become a vital source of savings and affordable credit to employees of 42 local employers through payroll deductions and to the wider community including those excluded from traditional banking, and its space in the market place has never been more needed and clearer.
The expanded common bond and the launch of a highly professional branch right in the town centre. In the same period high interest lenders who surrounded the credit union like The Money Shop, Cheque Centre, Perfect Home and the log book loan company have closed down and left town. The likes of Brighthouse struggling to keep their doors open and even the giants like Wonga reportedly on the verge of bankruptcy following years of irresponsible lending.
CLEVR & CLEVR Money are registered trading names of Blackpool Fylde & Wyre Credit Union Limited.
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