I was pleased to be able to take part in the recent launch of Scotcash in north Glasgow. The organisation is a one-stop financial inclusion service offering affordable loans and access to basic bank accounts as well as high quality financial and energy advice. The new North Glasgow Financial Inclusion in the Community Project will operate from four locations in the Maryhill & Springburn Constituency –
- Hawthorn Housing Co-operative, 23A Finlas Street, Possilpark, G22 5DB;
- NG Homes, Saracen House, 139 Saracen Street, Possipark, G22 5AZ;
- Blochairn Housing Association, 1 Blochairn Road, Glasgow G21 2ED;
- Spire View Housing Association, 43 Tharsis St, Glasgow G21 2JF.
I believe that services such as this are vital to help people in north Glasgow avoid pay day lenders and other high interest organisations and having Scotcash located in our communities will is a very welcome move.