25 January 2024
1st Class and Local MSP
Thank you to MSP Claire Haughey for meeting our staff team in our new Rutherglen base office. Claire was elected the MSP for the Rutherglen area in 2016 and in 2021, Clare was re-elected on an increased turnout, with an increased majority.
During the meeting our staff told the story of 1st Class Credit Union, introducing Claire to our history and future. Discussions covered how the credit union can impact the local community, the detrimental impact Buy Now Pay Later, IVA’s, Trust Deeds, and Debt Relief Orders are having on the population, how the credit union combatted the Cost-of-Living Crisis and our plans to work with Scotland’s Illegal Money Lending Unit.
Claire was very open to aiding the credit union for anything we need in the future, either locally or at the Scottish Parliament.