Fantastic news, as we surpassed over the £8 million pound mark in Christmas loans. There were 8,300 loans were issued at an average of £1000. We’re delighted that we can help so many of our members at such an expensive time of the year, it’s not always easy and its assuring to know they don’t have to turn to predatory lenders such as loan sharks at this time of year. We have seen an increase of over £1.3 million pounds in loan issued this year. Tony Denny, Chair of ECU said: “It’s been hard work but it’s so worthwhile when you realise the difference, we have made to so many members lives’ this year. Credit unions are by far the most ethical lender out there and it’s our aim to reach even more members next year “