In 2012, FAIRshare members voted to extend the common bond to include everyone who lives or works in Shropshire, and a second FAIRshare branch was opened in Castle Gates, Shrewsbury. The introduction of online loan applications in 2014 has enabled people
across Shropshire to apply for FAIRshare loans from the comfort of their home, and membership continues to grow.
2015 was a record year for FAIRshare, with loans issued in the 12 months to 30 September 2015 exceeding £1 million for the first time,
and members’ savings totalling over £2.5 million. FAIRshare Credit Union has also celebrated 21 years of service to communities across Shropshire. The milestone was marked with an Open Afternoon, where the credit union’s directors & staff
welcomed former volunteers, staff, Telford & Wrekin councillors, and representatives from partner organisations, companies and communities to their Telford branch in Southwater Square to view displays and memorabilia from the past 21 years.
invited to the event were 51 ‘original members’ who joined on the opening day in 1994 and are still active members of FAIRshare 21 years on.
Everyone who lives or works in Shropshire can become a member of FAIRshare.