Spotlight on: Renfrewshire Citizens Advice Bureau

POSTED: 3rd February 2021

This week’s blog focuses on Renfrewshire Citizens Advice Bureau, and we’ll hear from Alison Clunie, Money Advisor. Renfrewshire Citizens Advice Bureau offers free impartial advice on benefits, consumer issues, immigration, workplace disputes and much more.  Alison shared her thoughts on RACA and the real cost of high-interest credit: “I think RACA is important in order […]

Talk Money Week Blog from our Chair

POSTED: 1st December 2020

It’s Talk Money Week. Money is an inherently sensitive topic and one we’re not so good at discussing. It’s personal. And furthermore there’s still shame attached to either managing money badly, or not having enough of it in the first place.   According to the prepaid account app Pockit, in Apr 2019 there were 1.2m […]

Gleniffer Credit Union

POSTED: 25th August 2020

Volunteering In Renfrewshire – 2 min read This week’s blogs we’re looking at Gleniffer Credit Union, and will hear from its assitant treasurer Kathleen. Gleniffer Credit Union (GCU) serves the communities in PA1, PA2 and PA3 postcodes and is supported in its day to day running almost entirely by local residents and members of the […]

RACA Summer Event. 2 min read

POSTED: 7th July 2020

Hi, I am the Social Media Volunteer here at RACA :). I am also a person who is being shielded under Scottish Government advice. It has been difficult at times, but after living with a lung condition from birth I am determined that Covid-19 is coming nowhere near me! It has been good to volunteer while at […]

Spreading the Word – Becoming an Affordable Credit Evangelist

POSTED: 5th June 2020

Until a few years ago I didn’t really think of credit as necessary. I didn’t really understand how it worked. I didn’t know the effect not having access to credit could have. I thought if you couldn’t afford something you should just save up.