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First episode aired of BBC One show “A Matter of Life and Debt”

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13 Oct 17

A Matter of Life and Debt has been an uplifting and positive TV documentary series exploring the important and life changing work carried out by credit unions up and down the country. The series tells the story of credit unions and some other community lenders, through the eyes of the staff and those that have benefitted from using them, in big and in small ways.

The first five episodes of the series have featured ABCUL credit unions Lanarkshire Credit Union, Lewisham and Bromley Credit Union, London Capital Credit Union, London Mutual Credit Union, NHS Credit Union and Stroud Valley Credit Union.  The show is great exposure for the sector and the stories told in the series show the public the difference credit unions are making to so many people’s lives.

One of the many credit unions involved in this week’s episodes is “Lewisham and Bromley Credit Union”  their CEO, Ravi Ravindran said: “We are very pleased to have been selected for the BBC One series “A Matter of Life and Debt”. We have been working to improve the life of the community over the last 25 years. It is especially great news that on our jubilee year we can celebrate the credit union’s progress by receiving this great exposure.

“We are happy our founding members are still heavily involved with the credit union and feature in the documentary: Frank Whittle, Liam Carlisle, Lisa Treece and Paul Treece.

“We are very pleased the BBC has highlighted the good work of the credit unions sector and how we support our members to manage their finances in wake of welfare reform and a tightening in the credit market.”

The programme is a 15 part series and will air on BBC One from Monday - Friday at 11:00 am. You can catch up with the episodes on BBC IPlayer by clicking here.

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