Memorable milestone for a caring financial family

The organisation which cares for the financial wellbeing of NHS staff has just celebrated a memorable milestone.

The NHS Credit Union marked its 20th birthday with a special ceremony in Glasgow’s Trades Hall. Health service officials and board members from all across Scotland attended – along with guests from America, Ireland and the rest of the UK. Key speakers included Aileen Campbell MSP; UNISON General Secretary Dave Prentis; credit union partners, charity partners – as well as past and present members of the NHS Credit Union.

As part of the celebration, credit union founder member, Robert Rae, helped launch a new educational scholarship. Robert said he felt embarrassed, humbled and proud to have the scholarship established in his name, adding that it was another great opportunity for the credit union to put something back into the community and help members further their education.

The NHS Credit Union first opened its doors in November 1998, in the Nursing Quarters of the former Southern General Hospital. It is now one of Scotland’s biggest credit unions employing 17 staff with around 17,500 members.

It offers ethical financial services to NHS staff and their families. At the end of the last financial year, the total value of all assets held by the organisation exceeded £23million, with the total value of loans issued to members approaching £87million.

But despite its success, the organisation is not resting on its laurels. A new partnership with secure messaging app Nivo means potential members can now join the credit union in a matter of minutes… with no need to fill in lengthy application forms.

And the credit union is currently rolling out its own app to members offering them the facility to manage their account anywhere, at any time, through their smart phone.

If you want to join thousands of NHS staff feeling the benefits of credit union membership then log on to