To celebrate their 20th anniversary, Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin’s not-for-profit savings and loans co-operative has launched a new Social Impact Report.

And according to chair Mark Perez, the Just Credit Union report reflects on the impact its ‘inclusive, fair and affordable’ services have had since 2001.

He said today: “Just Credit Union is delighted to be celebrating its 20th year of serving the local community and wanted to reflect on the impact we have had during that time.

“The report outlines our approach, our values and what has been achieved since Just Credit Union was founded. It also demonstrates the impact introducing a payroll savings scheme can have for employees. ”

The report not only evidences that Just Credit Union has been able to help people across the region to save, but also that it has assisted members to feel more confident about money, more financially secure and also more in control of their finances.

Said Mark: “Just Credit Union is very much focused on helping its members and the communities in which they live and work. Our aim is to raise their standard of living, better the lifestyle of people in the region and the report subsequently demonstrates that we are achieving those aims.

“I would personally like to thank all those who have contributed to the success of Just Credit Union over the past 20 years. These include our staff, volunteers and partners.

“And, in particular, our members, without whom there would be no credit union.

“From our member survey and feedback, it is clear that many people are proud to support what Just Credit Union stands for as well as sharing our exciting journey.

“We are now looking forward to many more years’ service to our communities and members.”

The Social Impact Report can be downloaded from the news section of Just Credit Union’s website and a hard copy can be requested by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. who is also happy to discuss introducing a payroll savings scheme with any employers.

Image: Just Credit Union chair Mark Perez and Chief Officer Karen Farrow launched the Impact Report At The Place Oakendgates.