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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.