Limited Laser Credit Union services continue at Riverside House

CUSTOMERS of a kicked out credit union can still access limited services at Riverside House, following a successful trial period.

Savers and benefits recipients were locked out of Laser Credit Union last month after a dispute between the firm and landlords.

After three days when customers could not access cash, Rotherham Borough Council provided Laser with a counter at its Main Street headquarters.

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A successful three-day trial has led the authority to continue the partnership until Laser finds new premises.

The service is currently available from 9.30am to 3pm on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, then 9.30am to 2pm on Thursday and Friday.

A limited crisis loan service is now also available from Riverside House.

The credit union offers savings accounts to people who cannot have bank accounts, but does not offer debit cards.

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When bailiffs changed the locks at Laser’s office in the Old Town Hall arcade earlier this month, customers were denied access to their money.

Some told the Advertiser they were stranded in the town centre, with no cash to get the bus home.

Laser bosses are reassuring members that their money is safe and covered by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme.

For more information as it becomes available, visit the credit union’s website at

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