was established in 2006 as a merger of 3 smaller credit unions in Erskine, Renfrew and Linwood which has served the local community for over 30 years. The aim of the credit union is to encourage members to save regularly, to provide low cost loans
to members, to encourage careful money management among members and to develop a sense of co-operation and community. A Website has been designed to promote the benefits of Credit Unions to the people of Renfrewshire. The fresh, easy-to-use website signposts
people to credit unions throughout Renfrewshire, lists all their services and highlights the many benefits of saving and borrowing affordably. A key aim is to raise public awareness of credit unions generally and to help people enjoy the benefits of sound
money management. Gleniffer Credit Union, Johnstone Credit Union, Renfrewshire-Wide Credit Union, Scot west Credit Union and White Cart Credit Union have collaborated on the development of the website to ensure that the Renfrewshire community can make an informed
choice on the best credit union for their needs. The website is funded by Renfrewshire Council who have committed up to £500,000 of funding to support credit union development in Renfrewshire as a key strand of their Tackling Poverty strategy. This substantial
investment has been used in a variety of initiatives to tackle the rise in high cost lending and to provide access to a wider range of ethical and affordable financial products for the Renfrewshire community.