The Credit Union difference

Suzie Chetri, director of legal and compliance for Alcumus Group is one of a growing band of professionals who was offered a financial lifeline by a credit union. Suzie, who is originally from Neath and a graduate of Cardiff University, found herself in mounting debt as a young solicitor. “As a student from a working-class background, I financed myself through university,” Suzie explained. ... [More]

The credit union difference

As Valentine’s Day gets closer, members of Cambrian have been sharing what they love about their credit union, and it’s quite frankly humbling, says Chris Kay. People often ask what’s the difference between a bank, a building society and a credit union. On the face of it we’re pretty similar and all offer savings and loans. Like banks and building societies, any savings in a credit union are ... [More]

Santa Paws brings some furry festive fun to Shropshire

Almost 160 years after it was first established, Whitchurch-based animal health supplies firm Osmonds is playing Santa Paws with three days of festive fun for furry friends old and new. The family company is celebrating the opening of its newly refurbished shop – Petcetera at Bradeley Green – with a three-day event, jam packed full of special offers, seasonal goodies and mince pies. Osmonds, ... [More]

Family legacy business builds new future for young people with autism

A Llangollen mother and her best friend are launching a business creating family legacies, while also providing much needed employment opportunities for young people with autism and learning difficulties. Dawn Roberts, 54, came up with idea when thinking about her daughter’s future, and what she would do as an adult. “When you have a child with complex needs, its life changing,” said ... [More]