Mayor joins Royston's Black Squirrel Credit Union

PUBLISHED: 07:25 25 October 2019 | UPDATED: 07:42 25 October 2019

Town  mayor Robert Inwood with members of Royston's Black Squirrel Credit Union. Picture: Jonathan Scott

Town mayor Robert Inwood with members of Royston's Black Squirrel Credit Union. Picture: Jonathan Scott

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Royston's mayor has become the 2,450th member of the town's Black Squirrel Credit Union.

Royston town mayor Robert Inwood has joined the Black Squirrel Credit Union. Picture: Jonathan ScottRoyston town mayor Robert Inwood has joined the Black Squirrel Credit Union. Picture: Jonathan Scott

The team were delighted to welcome him this week and explain the benefits of joining, including affordable lending rates.

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Black Squirrel Credit Union offers small loans of up to £1,000 at low rates, and the team says "it is a good alternative to credit cards and doorstep lenders as it is a much more affordable way to borrow money".

Borrowers also save as they repay loans and, in this way, build up a financial buffer for the future. Because it is entirely run by volunteers, any profit is returned to member savers in the form of an annual dividend.

The mayor, councillor Robert Inwood, said: "This is a great, ethical lending organisation and not enough people know about it."

The office is open every Monday at Royston Evangelical Church office in York Way, near Tesco Extra.

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