On October 16 — International Credit Union Day — the Duchess of Cornwall made an impassioned plea for more people to use credit unions during a speech at Clarence House.
Camilla, 67, admitted to being ‘no financial wizard’ but said that credit unions ‘serve people not profit’ and added that it didn’t take a banking expert to recognize that they can provide a ‘common-sense basic banking service to ordinary people’.
At the reception the Duchess, who herself is a credit union member, was joined by people from the worlds of business, banking and politics, as well as credit union members. She spoke about how credit unions can change the way we talk and think about savings and loans.
I do believe that credit unions could be a real force for change in the financial landscape and are truly a cause worth championing.
Camilla’s interest in credit unions began in 2010, when she visited North Wiltshire credit union in Chippenham. Since then, the Duchess has visited six other unions in England, Scotland, Wales and most recently, Assiniboine Credit Union’s North End Branch on McGregor Street.
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