Cred Union on the move

The Driffield Branch of Hull and East Yorkshire Credit Union (HEYCU) has moved to a more central location in the town centre.

After operating from Driffield Community Centre at West Garth for the past eight years, the branch is relocating to the Town Council Offices at 2-4 Market Walk, Driffield, as from Wednesday March 6.

The new site is handier for people visiting the main shops and the market and will be much more visible to passers by.

The Credit Union is also taking the opportunity to change the opening times to make it more convenient for the local members and anyone interested in joining.

The new times are Wednesdays 11 am to 1 pm and Thursdays 9.15 am to 11.15 am.

Mr Billy Briggs, Chairman of the Driffield Branch Members’ Committee said: “We have been very happy at the Community Centre over the years but we felt the time had come to bring our Credit Union to the notice of more people, which we will now be able to do from our more prominent site.

“The branches in Hull, Bridlington and Goole have all increased their membership considerably after taking up High Street locations and we hope to do the same in Driffield. We hope local residents will pop in and see us on a Wednesday and Thursday and find out more about our trusted not-for-profit financial services.”

HEYCU has around 700 members in the Driffield area, including about 200 children who save up with its First Saver clubs in half a dozen local primary schools.

The Credit Union provides savings accounts, affordable credit, bank accounts and lots of other services with the aim of helping people to manage their money wisely.

Its loans carry a low interest rate which is capped by law, unlike other lenders.

Any surplus is given back to members as a dividend at Christmas.