Save, Borrow, Invest in Tomorrow

Loans for Christmas and 2019

ESLCU open at Kendal Town Hall

18 November 2018

With a new series of the programme ‘A Matter of Life and Debt’ showing this week on BBC1, now is a good time to talk to your community bank, Eden & South Lakeland Credit Union. You can start saving and it is still possible to get a loan for Christmas. Have a look round this website or phone us on 01768 890065 during office hours for more information.

‘A Matter of Life and Debt’ is a TV documentary series that shows how credit unions and other responsible lenders have helped people on low incomes with ethical loans. The new series starts at 11am on November 19th. There will be 10 episodes over a fortnight and a further 10 episodes in January. Click here to view the series online and find our more information.

Credit unions are a global force. There are 89,026 Credit Unions across the world in 117 countries, over 6 continents and with 260,164,742 members at the last count. In the UK alone there are 446 credit unions and over 2 million adult and junior members.

Eden & South Lakeland is one such credit union, providing an affordable range of financial services, locally delivered and ethically focused. Manager Stephen Thorpe says, “We’d love to help anyone who lives or works in Eden District or South Lakeland District save for a rainy day. We are especially committed to supporting those who are financially disadvantaged. If you would like us to help you, come in and talk to us - we have offices in Penrith, Kendal & Alston.” The website accepts online applications for membership or a loan.

Mr Thorpe added, “We would welcome new volunteers too, especially those from financial backgrounds and would like to hear from anyone who would like to help us help others. Eden & South Lakeland is a financial community, a co-operative, where members mutually benefit - there’s no profit for third-party shareholders.”