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Jeans for Genes Day

Our staff took part in Jeans for Genes Day this week helping raise money for genetic disorders.

It’s always great to have a dress down day at work, but even better when it’s for a good cause.

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Online Deposits

You can now make payments to your credit union share and loan accounts online through our secure members’ area using your debit or credit card. If you’re not registered to log in to the members’ area why not sign up today?

Extension to Common Bond

We recently extended our common bond and can now accept membership applications from anyone who lives or works within South Lanarkshire, North Lanarkshire, Renfrewshire or East Renfrewshire .

Our new common bond also allows for family members to join the credit union if they live with and are related to an existing member.

Spam Emails – CU Lottery

East Kilbride Credit Union has recently been made aware of an email being circulated among credit union members, suggesting the recipient has won a monetary prize through a credit union lottery.

The email is received from www.culottery.co.uk, announcing your win and will most likely ask you to reply with bank details. Any members replying to these emails or providing bank details will be placing themselves at risk of identify fraud.

East Kilbride Credit Union would like to inform members that we don’t run a member lottery and there is no national credit union lottery as stated in the email.

We will never email members requesting confidential information such as bank details or authorise any payment transfers via email.

If you receive one of these emails, please ignore it.

If you are in any doubt about what to do or are unsure about any email you have received regarding the credit union, please feel free to phone a member of staff on 01355 224771.

Third Party Cheques

We are pleased to announce that we are now able to accept third party cheques that are payable to members (previously we could only accept cheques made payable to East Kilbride Credit Union).

Please be advised that all cheques being deposited can take up to 10 days to clear. Loans or share withdrawals will not take account of the cheque deposit until the credit union bank account has cleared them.

Linda Fabiani Has Joined EKCU

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Linda Fabiani MSP for East Kilbride has joined East Kilbride Credit Union and is encouraging other residents to do the same.

Linda said: “I have been a Credit Union member for many years and I am delighted to now join East Kilbride Credit Union too in this special 30th anniversary year.

“Credit Unions offer a financial lifeline to many families who might not qualify for mainstream credit and can prevent them from using services which charge huge interest rates for things such as pay day loans.

“Credit unions are a great place for savers too. They promote better money management by encouraging people to save up and helping them to budget properly and stay within their means instead of constantly overstretching themselves.

General Manager of East Kilbride Credit Union, John Lange, said:

“We are delighted that Linda has joined her local credit union at a time when more and more people are using our services. She has always supported us strongly in Parliament and she has a great awareness and understanding of the issues facing credit unions in the current economic climate. I hope this is the start of a long and fruitful relationship.”

Debit Card Payments

East Kilbride Credit Union now accepts payments by Debit Card.

You can call into the office to make a payment or simply phone us on 01355 224771 where a member of staff will be happy to process your payment for you.

EKCU Hosts Event for Overseas Visitors

EK Credit Union recently welcomed credit union colleagues from as far a field as Colombia, Kenya, Botswana, Canada, Ghana, Russia and the Cayman Islands to share their knowledge and understanding of credit unions all over the world.

Each year the World Council of Credit Unions (WOCCU) hosts an annual general meeting and conference in a different country, this year the chosen venue was Glasgow’s SECC with 1700 delegates attending from over 60 different countries around the world.

As part of the conference, local credit unions are invited to host an event and 19 credit union colleagues attended the event hosted by EK credit union. After introductions they were invited for a tour of our office by directors, staff and volunteers before travelling to Gracie’s Café at the Loch, where Pipe Major Roddy Shanks was on hand to entertain the guests with a few Scottish tunes.

Credit union at heritage park. John Lang tel: 01355 224771
Credit union at heritage park. John Lang tel: 01355 224771

Chairperson of EK Credit Union, Stephen Sherriff said, ‘It was an honour and a pleasure to welcome our guests. Every delegate mentioned how friendly and welcoming the staff and volunteers were and I know we all learned a great deal from the visit. We had a great time and I would like to thank everyone who made the even a success.’

Corrinne Glasgow, the chief executive officer for the Cayman Islands Civil Service Credit Union added, ‘It is good to know that wherever you go, you are never far from the worldwide credit union family that works so hard towards giving people a better chance in life. I would like to thank our hosts at East Kilbride for such a wonderful evening.’

Share Withdrawals Now Available Online

East Kilbride Credit Union Ltd is pleased to announce that member’s can now arrange share withdrawals online.

Member’s who have a PIN and can log in to their account online, can complete a share withdrawal request form.

Once staff have authorised the request it will be paid into the members bank account via BACS. Please visit the share withdrawal page in the ‘member’s area’ for more information.