ENP Newswire - 16 December 2013 Release date- 13122013 - Blackpool Council has agreed to purchase a shop unit in the heart of the town's financial centre and rent it to Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre Credit Union (BFWCU). The former travel agency, which is in the heart of the town's financial district, will be purchased following a unanimous vote by the council's executive. This will make the credit union, which already serves over 3,500 members, far more accessible to the people of the town. Council leader Simon Blackburn said: 'The credit union does and has been doing a good job, but what it has been lacking is a presence on the high street which is what we have been able to secure.' BFWCU Operations Director Mike Barry said: 'Operating from a back office and through outreaches means that we are accessible to employer payroll partners and to RSL tenants on the estates, but this move will make us highly visible and highly accessible to the whole of the general public. 'The location is right in the middle of the main banking street and with the help of the Council and of the Barclays Community Finance Fund will be refitted to a high quality standard. Coupling this with the potential for transformational change within the Credit Union Expansion Project the timing couldn't be better and we will be ready to compete!' [Editorial queries for this story should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org ] ((Comments on this story may be sent to email@example.com ))
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