Credit union Laser finds new home in Rotherham

A CREDIT union kicked out of its town centre premises after a financial dispute with landlords has found a new home nearby.

Laser Credit Union, which provides savings services and crisis loans to vulnerable customers, has reopened in Effingham Square — just down the road from its old home in the Old Town Hall arcade.

Staff had been offering limited services at a counter in Riverside House, provided by Rotherham Council, since mid-July.

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Now they are able to offer almost the full range of services and opening hours have returned to normal, directors have confirmed.

Chairman Alan Teale said: “We are pleased to announce that we are up and running in our new premises.

“All services are running as they were — with the exception of loans to new members, which will be available shortly.”

He added: “In these most difficult of circumstances, Laser received overwhelming support from many groups and individuals — too many to mention.

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“However, special thanks go to Rotherham Borough Council for allowing us to operate from Riverside House and their people who helped us during this time.

“We would like to thank all those involved in fitting out the new office all of the members who have continued to support us through this difficult time and finally the amazing staff, without whom none of this would have been possible.

“All the staff are happy and excited about the new office and look forward to seeing you soon at Effingham Square.”

Full details of the move can now be found at