On the national scene – Newcastle United Supporters’ Trust launch a credit union initiative

Last week the Newcastle United Supporters’ Trust (NUST) launched a partnership with three local credit unions to offer Newcastle fans the opportunity to help their local communities with a specially-branded NUST savings account, which can give regular savers access to affordable short-term loans.

NUST has worked with three Tyneside-based credit unions – the Bridges Community Bank, Northern Oak and Moneywise over the past 18 months – to bring this initiative to fruition so that anyone in the UK can join these credit unions.

The initiative is part of the Trust’s wider aims of working with local community organisations that see it offer free football coaching in the city’s deprived areas through its junior supporters’ trust, free Newcastle tickets to local volunteers through its ‘Local Achievers’ initiative and regular donations to local charities through the sale of its ‘Black and White Ale’.

From Supporters Direct website – for more see http://www.supporters-direct.org/news-article/newcastle-united-supporters-trust-launch-credit-union-initiative