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Pennine Community Credit Union is celebrating three record breaking milestones this month.

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14 Sep 18

A record in savings, loans issued and overall lending are milestones that are being celebrated at PCCU this month and CEO of PCCU, Kathryn Fogg said: "It is a credit to every member of staff, the board and volunteers that the PCCU has been able to reach these targets".

The Burnley based credit union has announced that collective savings have surpassed the £6m mark for the first time, staff issued its 34,000th loan and overall lending reaching £50m.

The three milestones consolidate that PCCU is a much-needed service in its community and Kathryn Fogg finds it especially pleasing to see members save with their local credit union. Kathryn says: "When PCCU was formed in 1982 as a Savers Group, before becoming Nelson Community Credit Union, one of the main aims was to promote thrift and provide a safe place to save.

"This is ‘people helping people' in action; it really is win-win for the community with access to save savings and affordable loans."

Kathryn has committed to continuing the great service PCCU are offering to its community and remain dedicated to its members, Kathryn said: "Many things have changed since we were created by 15 saving pioneers in 1982. We are soon to open a newly renovated branch in Burnley town centre, to complement the two in Nelson and Colne.

"Account holders have the ability to manage accounts online or via the telephone, however, there are two things that have never changed; we only operate to benefit this community and PCCU's account holders are our biggest strength".

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