Help is at hand for people with financial worries

People in Merton with financial worries can now get help and support from a new Credit Union. Merton Council, in partnership with Merton Priory Homes, will be opening the new Credit Union for Merton residents on Wednesday, March 16th at 1pm at Merton Civic Centre, London Road, Morden, SM4 5DX.

Merton Council and Merton Priory Homes are launching the new service together following the successful expansion of the established Croydon Credit Union. The Croydon, Merton & Sutton Credit Union Ltd will provide valuable financial support to local residents. Services include cheap and flexible loan options regardless of credit history, an easy savings scheme and free life insurance. As co-operative, the Credit Union is run by local people with and any profit is passed onto members, so the money is kept in the local community.

The Credit Union for Merton will run every Wednesday from 10am until 3pm at the Civic Centre. No appointments are necessary.

Pauline Ford, managing director for Merton Priory Homes, part of leading affordable housing provider Circle Anglia, said:

“Many of our residents do not have access to the most basic financial services such as having a bank account or having access to affordable credit and money advice. This is a good example of successful partnership work and it’s important that we continue to make people with financial worries aware that there is quality support available.”

Councillor Stephen Alambritis, Leader of Merton Council, added:

“Having the Credit Union in Merton is great news for our residents and we are very pleased to be able to host the credit union here at the council’s civic centre. Working together with Merton Priory Homes we hope to encourage residents to save more and take advantage of the many different services that are there to help them through these difficult times.’

The Credit Union launch will be followed by the popular ‘Money Talk’ event on March 17th, 1.30-4.30pm at St Theresa’s Church Hall, Bishopfords Road, Morden, SM2 6BZ. At the event money saving experts will offer advice to residents to help them get through these difficult times.

For more information please call the Community Regeneration Team at Merton Priory Homes on 0300 500 3000 or



About the Credit Union
Croydon, Merton & Sutton Credit Union Ltd is authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority. Firm Reference 213603, Registration number 569c

When the office is closed you can visit the website on

About Circle Anglia
Circle Anglia is one of the UK’s leading providers of affordable housing. With a dedicated team of more than 2,200 staff, Circle Anglia manages more than 60,000 homes, including supported and sheltered housing, for around 200,000 people across the UK.

Its mission is to enhance the life chances of its residents by providing great homes and reliable services, and building sustainable communities.

The Circle Anglia group includes 12 partners. Nine registered providers (RPs): South Anglia Housing, Wherry Housing Association, Old Ford Housing Association, Circle 33 Housing Trust, Merton Priory Homes, Mole Valley Housing Association, Mercian Housing Association, Roddons Housing Association and Russet Homes; two support & care partners: EPIC Trust and Invicta Telecare, as well as Circle Living for sales and marketing and management of shared ownership, market rent and private sale properties, and property repairs through Anglia Maintenance Services.

For more information about Circle Anglia and its partners, please visit