Rumbletums cafe in Kimberley has teamed up with Nottingham Credit Union to help people with their finances by offering support and advice.
Every Tuesday morning, Rumbletums cafe is turned into an information point where people can discuss any money problems or worries with one of the fully-trained volunteers in a relaxed, informal way.
Nottingham Credit Union (NCU) is a not-for-profit organisation who offer small loans with low interest rates. The small company was approached by Rumbletums trustee Jeff Buck, who believes there are very little banking services in the Kimberley Eastwood area.
“People need financial advice nowadays more than ever. It’s important to get the message out there that we are here and we can people.” – NCU Business Development Co-ordinator Martyn Swaby.
Pam Beach, is a regular customer to the cafe and has found the new initiative, which started in February of this year, to be very useful so far.
Mr Buck hopes that the opening hours will eventually increase as more people seek support. He says he was delighted that so many local people were willing to give up their time to help others.
The launch was officially opened by the Mayor of Broxtowe, Councillor Iris White.
“Rumbletums has become a centre for a whole host of different services, as well as delivering a great cup of coffee. There is unfortunately in one sense, a great need for a Credit Union and we do thank NCU for being so supportive of the venture.”