Celebrating ICOF 50th birthday – looking back at our early loans – Total Coverage

In the 50 years that we’ve been lending, we’ve seen changes in the sorts of things people and organisations borrow for.

In the early days, we supported industrial work like this gloveless welder in Wolverhampton. As technology and computing developed – even before smart phones changed everything for many of us – our lending kept pace, and supported developing industries.

We lent to Southampton based graphic design cooperative Total Coverage a number of times from 1989 to 1996, supporting them to start up and expand. Sadly they are no longer trading today – but their premises was very close to our friends and borrowers October Books.