Expanding to all of Oxfordshire
In 2012 we extended our ‘common bond’ to cover the whole of Oxfordshire and in 2013 we started working with the Oxfordshire Rural Community Council to allow people
without existing savings to participate in their fuel buying scheme. In the same year we established a partnership with Soha Housing, allowing their tenants, leaseholders and employees to easily join our credit union. In 2014 we started working
with four other credit unions to manage our administration and back office services through a workers’ cooperative. This allowed us to reduce our running costs and significantly expand our opening hours. Employees of Oxford City, and of South
Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse Councils can save with us by payroll deduction. We hope to extend this system to other employers in the near future. In September 2014 the lease on our Temple Cowley office ended and we moved to to
the Old Music Hall on Cowley Road in Oxford, where we are also
able to see members face to face. Our plans include opening more outlets, including temporary ones, at locations around Oxfordshire such as Didcot and Witney.