Following the latest announcement by the First Minister, the Board of Directors has agreed that the public counter will remain closed from Monday 20 December 2021. As the numbers of the Omicron variant increase rapidly it is vital that, as a business, we do all we can to keep customers and staff safe and that means minimising contact with other people wherever possible.
With the new Scottish football season imminent, we are delighted to get behind East Kilbride Football club again as they start their season with a home match against Kilmarnock Football Club in the Premier Sports TV Cup.
EKCU are proud to be a Living Wage employer!
The real Living Wage is based on the cost of living and is voluntarily paid by nearly 6,000 UK employers who believe a hard day’s work and deserves a fair day’s pay.
Our General Manager, John Lange, said “East Kilbride Credit Union are proud to be a Living Wage employer. We see this as an investment in our team and believe that providing good working conditions and pay results in a higher level of staff motivation, staff retention and improved relations between managers and staff.”
If you would like to find out more click here to take you to the Living Wage website.
EK Challenge Poverty
EK Challenge Poverty Event – Saturday 22nd June 2019
EKCU was very excited to be part of the Challenge Poverty event in the East Kilbride library recently along with other businesses and charities dedicated to helping those in need.
We had a great time chatting to members of the public and to MSP Linda Fabiani and Westminster MP Lisa Cameron who came along to support this great cause.
Credit Unions exist to serve their local community and this event gave us an insight to the struggles that people in our town face every day. This was highlighted by Dennis Curran, founder of Loaves and Fishes, who gave a powerful speech addressing the increased number of people using foodbanks. To support this charity, we have a box in the office for anyone who would like to donate to the foodbank.
We also work in partnership with the local Citizens Advice Bureau who come into the credit union once a month to offer advice for anyone currently having money problems or struggling to pay bills. If you think this service would help you, please call us on 01355 224771 and we will let you know when they are next due in the office.
EKCU Treasurer’s Gift
Each year at the AGM the Directors choose one or two local charities to receive a share of the Treasurer’s Gift. This used to be paid to the Treasurer as an honorarium but since most of the finance and accounts work is done on computers by the staff team the Treasurer has very kindly donated the money to charity.
Parkinson’s UK were delighted to be one of our chosen charities and will put our charitable donation to good use.
Maggie’s Centres greatly appreciated our donation of £200.
Cyber Essentials Accreditation
East Kilbride Credit Union is delighted to have achieved the required standard for the government-backed Cyber Essentials scheme. General Manager, John Lange said, “The Board took the decision to seek accreditation as they are well aware of the risks to member data through viruses, malware and other cyber-attacks. We worked closely with our local IT partners VectorCloud to help us secure the network and keep the devices and software up to date. This helps us guard against the most common cyber threats and demonstrates our commitment to cyber security.”
When Money is Tight
South Lanarkshire Council have produced the fourth version of their hugely successful booklet “When Money is Tight”. You can view the latest edition of this booklet here.
Local MP, Dr Lisa Cameron visited the office recently and met with some of our directors.
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?
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.
The Public Counter is currently closed and there is no customer access to the office. All staff are working from home.
You can read the full details in our Latest Post on this page and you can check the video below if you want to register for online access.
Please stay safe, minimise unnecessary contact and together we will beat this virus.
The Board of Directors