HOME   ARCHIVE   GALLERY   SHOP   ABOUT US      
 

 
ZOMBIES INVADE ECCLES FOR SALFORD CREDIT UNION AWARENESS WEEK
 

Star date: 16th October 2017

ZOMBIES GIVE OUT THE MESSAGE: 'DON'T GET SPOOKED BY RIP OFF LENDERS'

A zombie flashmob invaded Church Street in Eccles at the weekend to give out the message: 'Don't get spooked by rip off lenders - get local'.

The event was to kick off Greater Manchester Credit Union Awareness Week and to point people towards using the not-for-profit Salford Credit Union, rather than payday and doorstep lenders, and expensive credit cards.

Full details here...


Zombies invade Eccles for Salford Credit Union Awareness Week Zombies invade Eccles for Salford Credit Union Awareness Week Zombies invade Eccles for Salford Credit Union Awareness Week
Zombies invade Eccles for Salford Credit Union Awareness Week Zombies invade Eccles for Salford Credit Union Awareness Week
click image to enlarge

In the midst of Saturday's Eccles Makers Market, a zombie flashmob appeared creeping out shoppers with a chilling tale of financial horror.* Payday loans, doorstep lenders and expensive credit cards are haunting people's wallets with frightening rates of interest and scary debt...

'Don't get spooked by rip off lenders - get local' was the message to kick off Greater Manchester Credit Union Awareness Week, which runs until Friday and urges people to use the not-for-profit credit unions run in the interests of members rather than fat cats.

"Our community credit unions are the local, ethical alternative to the high-interest payday loan companies and loan sharks" says Greater Manchester Mayor, Andy Burnham, who is backing the campaign "Through their trusted lending and savings schemes, Greater Manchester credit unions keep £24 million within our local economy and support thousands of people across the city-region.

"In this Credit Union Awareness Week, I hope even more people in Greater Manchester will sign up to their local credit union and show that there is a real, local, alternative when it comes to saving and borrowing" he adds.

Salford Credit Union, supported by Salford City Council which recently backed it with £170,000, already has over 3,500 members, currently borrowing a total value of £848,126 in loans. Members also currently hold savings of £2.38million with the Credit Union.

"Too many people in Salford are turning to pay day lenders, expensive credit cards and doorstep lenders to help get them through each month or when in a financial crisis" explains Sheila Murtagh, Chief Executive of Salford Credit Union "But this can mean they end up in a cycle of debt that is not easy to break.

"It is great that thousands of people in Salford are turning to us to borrow and save, keeping millions of pounds in the Salford local economy" she adds "But there are thousands of more people out there we want to help, so I would urge them to get in touch to see how a local alternative to rip-off lenders could save hundreds of pounds... We put people at the heart of everything that we do – unlike faceless national lenders."

Salford Credit Union has an online, phone and email service as well as a central branch at Brotherton House in Pendleton.

To find out more information see the website www.salfordcreditunion.com/

For Credit Union Awareness Week there's also a competition on the site to win a £100 restaurant voucher by answering a simple question - click here

* Watch the zombies dance around Eccles - see the video on YouTube - click here

Caroline Gray wrote
at 18:27:31 on 17 October 2017
i agree with all u say..as always u get the truth out there regarding corrupt..people etc..keep on doing what u do
 
Please enter your comment below:
 
 
 
Salford Star CD
Salford Star contact
Deli Lama
advertisement
 
Contact us
phone: 07957 982960
Facebook       Twitter
 
 
Recent comments
article: TONNES OF SALFORD RECYCLING PAPER REJECTED AS PEOPLE PUT WRONG STUFF IN BLUE BINS
The problem is down, at least in part, to people walking past your bins and putting their rubbish in. My pink lidded bin is regula... [more]
article: TONNES OF SALFORD RECYCLING PAPER REJECTED AS PEOPLE PUT WRONG STUFF IN BLUE BINS
Recycling isn’t rocket science, some people are just pure lazy.... [more]
article: FASCIST EDL OUTNUMBERED AND HUMILIATED IN MANCHESTER
Thank you for a very entertaining and amusing article. I think people should give the EDL the credit it deserves for providing... [more]
article: PETERLOO THE MOVIE OPENS AS SALFORD DIRECTOR MIKE LEIGH POINTS OUT ITS RELEVANCE TO THE NOW
What saddens me is that people have learned sweet FA even some of the well educated ones who went to the same school as me and Mik... [more]
article: SALFORD PHOTO ARCHIVE GIVEAWAY
Hi Joan Howard did you go to Albert Park Primary School in the 1950's and then to Broughton Secondary Modern Duke Street in the la... [more]
 
 
 
 
 
Days
Hours
Minutes
Seconds
 
 
 

Donate

Help the Salford Star...

all donations welcome

 
 

More articles...

BOLTON NHS HOSPITAL WORKERS CELEBRATE HUGE PAY VICTORY

Star date: 22nd October 2018

AFTER TWO DAY STRIKE HOSPITAL WORKERS WIN NHS PAY PARITY

"We stuck together and we won!" Vicky, cleaner at Royal Bolton Hospital

Bolton Royal Hospital workers are celebrating a massive victory after taking two days of strike action over pay parity earlier this month, supported by Salford UNISON and many other trade unionists.

The workers, who include cleaners, catering staff, porters and security staff, are employed by Bolton NHS Trust's subsidiary company iFM, doing the same jobs as other NHS workers but were offered pay at a lesser rate. Now they have won an increase in line with other NHS workers, backdated to last April.

Full details here...

RALLY TO SAVE OUR NURSERIES AS CAMPAIGNERS PUT DEMANDS ON SALFORD CITY COUNCIL

Star date: 22nd October 2018 

TEN DEMANDS ON COUNCIL BY NURSERY CAMPAIGNERS

Next Saturday, 27th October, Save Our Nurseries campaigners are to hold a rally, from noon, on the lawn of Salford Civic Centre to reinforce the push for a long term solution to closures.

While Salford MPs Graham Stringer, Barbara Keeley and Rebecca Long-Bailey have confirmed attendance, campaigners are putting to the Council ten demands which must be met to avoid a clash.

Full details here...

TONNES OF SALFORD RECYCLING PAPER REJECTED AS PEOPLE PUT WRONG STUFF IN BLUE BINS

Star date: 22nd October 2017

DIRTY NAPPIES AND PLASTIC BAGS PUT IN BLUE BINS

Tonnes of Salford's paper and card recycling collections are being rejected as people put the wrong stuff in blue bins, including dirty nappies, plastic bags, polystyrene packing and even electrical items.

Now Recycle for Greater Manchester has teamed up with Salford City Council to launch a What's In The Box? campaign to remind residents that only newspapers, magazines, greeting cards, paper wrapping paper, cardboard boxes and junk mail and envelopes can be put in the blue bins.

Full details here...

DICK WHITTINGTON COMES TO ST LUKES IN SALFORD

Star date: 21st October 2018

PANTO TIME IN SEEDLEY

Dick Whittington
Monday 22nd–Saturday 27th October
St Luke's Parish Hall, Derby Road £6.50/£5.50

St Luke's Arts and Drama Society, well known for its class performances, is putting on the classic panto, Dick Whittington this week, from Monday until Saturday.

Full details here...

SALFORD GIG BY MUSICIANS AGAINST HOMELESSNESS AT EAGLE INN

Star date: 21st October 2018

BROOMHEAD, THE BIG PEACH AND DAVE O'KEEFE STAR IN GIG FOR HOMELESS

Manchester and Cheshire Musicians Against Homelessness
Sunday 28th October 7pm
Eagle Inn, entry by donation

Next Sunday 28th October, Musicians Against Homelessness are putting on a top gig at the Eagle Inn, starring Broomhead, The Big Peach and Dave O'Keefe, with all proceeds to Crisis.

Full details here...

 



written and produced by Salfordians for Salfordians
with attitude and love xxx