Grampian Credit Union was set up in 1993 for employees of Grampian Regional Council, now Aberdeen City, Aberdeenshire and Moray Councils. The Credit Union later took on people working for NHS Grampian, and in 2007 the common bond was widened to allow anyone living or working within the Grampian area of the North east of Scotland to join up and access savings and loans.
Starting off in Marywell School in Aberdeen with 2 members of staff, in its first year the Credit Union recruited 358 members. 27 years on and 5 moves later, the Credit Union has recruited a further 9000 members over those years and has lent out well over £20 million in loans, and also helped members to a fantastic £4million in savings accounts.
In 2010 the Credit Union teamed up with the Co-op to deliver electrical goods at a low price to members. In 2014 Grampian Credit Union took part in the UK wide Credit Union Expansion project aimed at attracting many more people into the movement over the next 10 years. In 2016 the Credit Union was awarded £100,000 by Lloyds banking group to enable it to support more people living and working in the Grampian area. This money enabled the Credit union to increase its membership, savings and lending at the time when the north east of Scotland faced a challenging economic climate.
In 2018 Grampian Credit Union bought and moved in to premises at 250 Union Street in the centre of Aberdeen. This office has given the Credit Union visibility on the high street which has been reflected in continued membership, savings and loans growth. Online membership, online transfers and online loan applications are available, to offer digital services. In 2020 NIVO app is being offered to members to provide quick secure access and an easy to complete loan application.
Information on Grampian Credit Union savings and loans services is available on the attached leaflet and also on our website.
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Telephone – 01224561506
Email – email@example.com
Office: 250 Union Street, Aberdeen AB10 1TN
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