Clockwise Credit Union has launched a co-ordinated social media campaign to highlight the importance of credit unions for anyone in society.
Although the number of adults in the UK without a bank account has dropped to 1.2m, a recent report by Pockit (online current account provider) found that on average those who do not have their own bank account paid £485 a year more for basic services, such as gas, electricity or broadband.
For over 25 years, Clockwise Credit Union in Leicestershire and Rutland, and credit unions around the country have passionately advocated making savings accounts and affordable credit available to all who need it.
“We wanted to run a campaign that shows Clockwise Credit Union was for everyone in the community”, says Joe Green from the Clockwise Development Team.
A number of high-profile Leicestershire individuals are showing their support for an online campaign by being pictured holding a placard stating, “I’m Supporting Clockwise, my local credit union and yours!”
Supporting the campaign on social media and photographed with the campaign placard are: Sir Peter Souslby (Mayor of Leicester), The Lord Mayor of Leicester (Cllr Ross Grant), Liz Kendall MP (Lab), Nicky Morgan MP (Con), Jon Ashworth MP (Lab & Shadow Health Minister), Lord Willy Bach (Leicestershire Police & Crime Commissioner), The Rt Hon Martyn Snow (Bishop of Leicester), The Rt Hon Guli Francis-Dehqani (Bishop of Loughborough)