Camilla Parker-Bowles HRH Duchess of Cornwall

“Credit unions serve people, not profit. They provide a friendly financial community where members mutually benefit from advice, as well as savings accounts and loans… I believe credit unions can change the way we talk and think about savings and loans. They can encourage those who have the means to save, and bring in from the cold those vulnerable people who struggle to qualify for loans. I opened a Credit Union account with my local branch [in 2013].  The simple fact being that if more of us support them by opening savings accounts, they will be able to offer more loans to those who really need them.  And as people discover how well they work for all their members, the word will spread and the momentum will grow… I do believe credit unions could be a real force for change in the financial landscape and are truly a cause worth championing.”