Saturday, 27 July 2013

In praise of the Northern Echo

I am a huge fan of Credit Unions. Credit unions are small non-profit financial organisations, run by thier members, for their community. They are a great alternative to pay day loan companies who all too often prey on the most vulnerable to turn a profit. 

One North East Newspaper, the Northern Echo has taken a big step to help its local credit unions. Editor Peter Barron explains HERE why his paper will be offering free advertising space to local credit unions. It is wonderful to see a business, in this case a newspaper, taking the initiative and really doing something positive and beneficial for the local community it serves.

Well done Peter and his team at the Echo.