A RIBBON was cut to mark the opening of a credit union's new office in Huddersfield.
The Castle and Minster group has moved to Upperhead Row, near the bus station.
The Mayor of Kirklees, Clr Margaret Fearnley, performed the official opening at the office the credit union will share with Kirklees Council's Joblink.
Volunteers handed gold chocolate coins and balloons to passers-by and answered questions. The group was previously based in the town centre Byram Arcade.
Castle and Minster has helped more than 3,000 people to develop good habits by encouraging them to save regularly. A total of £1.5m has been banked in the last 10 years.
Members also get the added benefit of free life insurance equal to their savings. Also, regular savers can apply for a low-cost loan.
Clr John Smithson, Kirklees Council's deputy leader, said: "Castle and Minster offer an excellent, convenient and easy way to help people save.
"This has benefited many people in our local economy by enabling them to manage their financial affairs much more effectively."
For information on how to join call Jane Gillespie, credit union development officer, on 01484 223784.