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Be a winner with credit union celebration


By Alan Beresford

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THERE could be prizes in store for all ages thanks to a contest being run by a credit union.

MFCU volunteer Rhoma Pirie, pictured here with customer Ian Scott who was the first to sign up at the Buckie outlet. Picture: Becky Saunderson.
MFCU volunteer Rhoma Pirie, pictured here with customer Ian Scott who was the first to sign up at the Buckie outlet. Picture: Becky Saunderson.

Moray Forth Credit Union, which is based in Forres and also has outlets in Buckie and Elgin, are seeking to celebrate International Credit Union Day by holding a colouring competition for all ages to enter.

The winner will win £25 credit into their credit union account; if they are not a member an account will be opened for them. There will also be other prizes for runners-up.

To download the colouring sheet head on over to www.morayfirthcreditunion.co.uk or visit the branch on the High Street in Forres. The closing date for entries is Friday, October 8 and entries should be handed in to the Forres branch or posted to: Colouring Competition, Moray Firth Credit Union, 53 High Street, Forres, Moray, IV36 1PB.

With lockdown easing the credit union are keen to resume their planned expansion programme and as a result are now looking for more volunteers to step forward and help the cause.

A spokesman for the credit union said: "We are still looking for volunteers to help with the expansion and to ‘spread the word’ to let people know credit unions are co-operatives so every member owns the business no matter their financial circumstances.

"At each annual general meeting in December a volunteer board of directors is elected to manage the ‘social enterprise’ and ensure the business plan progresses to achieve the goals set to develop and support the new boundary. Member deposits can be made by cash, card, standing orders or via our Workplace Savings Scheme if your employer has set this up with us.

"We have been working on providing a virtual system so that those in remote, rural Moray can access the Credit Union but understand that some may not have the facility or skills or want to use that and prefer ‘face to face’ contact. We will do bank transfers from savings accounts and consider loans once members have a savings ‘pot’ and online forms for joining and borrowing are now available.

"Once you know more about us you may want to become a volunteer teller or join the board."

Find out more about MFCU at https://www.morayfirthcreditunion.co.uk/


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