Duchess’ praise for Glasgow union
Glasgow Credit Union was given a royal seal of approval this week by the Duchess of Rothesay.
The duchess, Camilla, visited the Credit Union Fair, which was held at the city’s Trade Halls on Wednesday.
There she was shown the work credit unions do across the country to support local communities, businesses, employees and school children.
A long-time advocate of credit unions, the duchess is a member of the London Mutual Credit Union.
HRH met with Glasgow Credit Union chief executive June Walker, who said: “The duchess was very knowledgeable about credit unions and said it was wonderful to see a credit union of our size offering so many different products.
She said that all the staff at Clarence House are helped and advised to become members of a credit union through their payroll
“She said that all the staff at Clarence House are helped and advised to become members of a credit union through their payroll.”
Glasgow is of particular interest to the country’s credit union sector as it has the highest penetration of credit union members in the UK, with one in four people being members, compared with 1 in 70 in other parts of the country.
Glasgow Credit Union is the country’s largest and most successful credit union, with over 37,000 members.
It offers a wide range of products, including mortgages and has helped nearly 1,000 Glaswegians into their own homes.
Walker added: “The duchess was very interested to hear about our mortgage products and she loved our gift of a home mover box – which is something we give to our mortgage customers to welcome them into their new homes.
“She even said she’d be having a hot chocolate when she got back home.”