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Christmas Loans 2017

Christmas presentGetting excited about Christmas already?

Don’t miss our Christmas top tips to help you get the most for your money this Christmas.

To help members who want a Christmas loan top up, with effect from 1st October 2017 members may top up their loan if the outstanding balance is £300 (increased from £200).

Not a credit union member? Sorry, loan applications from non-members are now closed until 2nd January 2018 due to the volume of applications we receive before Christmas. You can still join as a member and start saving with us. Find out how to join credit union.

Credit union member? You have until Saturday 16th December to apply for a loan. However please note that we are very busy at the moment and loans are taking longer than usual to process so don’t leave it until last minute! If we have your correct email contact details we will send your loan agreement with instructions to E-sign your loan if possible.

Our loans start from £300, interest rates range from 9.4%APR to 42.6%APR. see our loans.

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Christmas Loan Deadlines

Non-members: CLOSED

Members: Saturday 16th Dec 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

Christmas Opening 2017

Happy Christmas from Advance Credit Union! The office will be closed over the Christmas period. We will be open as usual until Saturday 23rd December then closed until Friday 29th December. We are closed over New Year then reopen as usual on Tuesday 2nd January 2018.

Opening Times:

Sat 23rd Dec close at 12.00
Sun 24th Dec closed
Mon 25th Dec closed
Tues 26th Dec closed
Wed 27th Dec closed
Thurs 28th Dec closed
Fri 29th Dec open 9.30 – 4pm
Sat 30th Dec closed
Sun 31st Dec closed
Mon 1st Jan 2018 closed
Tues 2nd Jan usual opening hours 9.30 – 4pm

 

Internet banking issue

We are aware that Members’ internet banking hasn’t updated this morning for some members. We are working to correct this as soon as possible.

Very busy again today Friday 3rd November

We are very busy again today so there will be delays answering the phone and emails. If you are awaiting a loan decision, these are taking longer than usual due to the number of loan applications we have received. So do please accept our apologies and we will get back to you with a decision as soon as we can.

If you have an issue with your Engage Account then you will need to contact Engage directly on Contact Engage on 03002023642 or www.engageaccount.com

 

No phones today Tuesday 31st October

Due to staff absence we are still struggling to answer the phones again today. Best way to contact us is by email and Facebook Messenger. Internet banking and Engage Account are functioning as usual.

Thanks to the BBC’s ‘Matter of Life & Debt‘ we also have a huge increase in loan applications and new members – more than £400,000 this month! We are processing these as fast as we can, but we are aware that some loan applicants are having to wait a bit longer than usual so please accept our apologies for this and we will contact you as soon your decision is available.

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Christmas Club withdrawals 2017

Congratulations to all our Christmas Club savers – £74,000 saved this year! Our best ever!

Three ways to withdraw your Christmas Club savings:

  1. Login to internet banking, select ‘Christmas’ in Share Withdrawals
  2. Download the withdrawal form here.
  3. Pick up a withdrawal form from our office

There is no fee charged for Christmas Club withdrawals.

Need to topup your Christmas Club savings with a Christmas loan? That’s OK, you can apply for a loan until Saturday 16th December, applications received after that date may not be processed in time for Christmas.

Our loans start from £300, interest rates range from 9.4%APR to 42.6%APR. see our loans.

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No phones today Monday 30th October

Due to staff absence we will not be able to answer the phone again today and we are unable to be at Chelmsley Wood Connect today.

Thanks to the BBC’s ‘Matter of Life & Debt‘ we also have a huge increase in loan applications and new members – more than £400,000 this month! We are processing these as fast as we can, but we are aware that some loan applicants are having to wait a bit longer than usual so please accept our apologies for this and we will contact you as soon your decision is available.

Best way to contact us is by email and Facebook Messenger. Internet banking and Engage Account are unaffected.

A Matter of Life and Debt – BBC iPlayer

A Matter of Life and Debt has now concluded on BBC One but is still available on iPlayer. This is a BBC documentary series about credit unions and other responsible lenders across the UK, telling the stories of people whose lives have been transformed by an ethical loan. .

We have received a huge number of new members and loan applications from people who have watched the programme, so If you’ve seen the programme and want to join credit union, that’s great!

Click here to join as a saver.

Click here if you would like to apply for a loan.

If you don’t live in Birmingham or Solihull Borough, then there will be another credit union local to you, check your postcode at www.findyourcreditunion.co.uk

 

 

 

No phones today Friday 27th October

Due to staff absence we will not be able to answer the phone today. Thanks to the BBC’s ‘Matter of Life & Debt‘ we also have a huge increase in loan applications and new members – more than £400,000 this month! We are processing these as fast as we can, but we are aware that some loan applicants are having to wait a bit longer than usual so please accept our apologies for this and we will contact you as soon your decision is available.

Best way to contact us is by email and Facebook Messenger. Internet banking and Engage Account are unaffected.

A Matter of Life and Debt – BBC One last few episodes

A Matter of Life and Debt is on again all this week, concluding on Friday. This is a BBC documentary series about credit unions and other responsible lenders across the UK, telling the stories of people whose lives have been transformed by an ethical loan. The series is on every week day, BBC One 11am, repeated on BBC Two 7.30am and available on BBC iPlayer.

We have received a huge number of new members and loan applications from people who have watched the programme, so If you’ve seen the programme and want to join credit union, that’s great!

Click here to join as a saver.

Click here if you would like to apply for a loan.

If you don’t live in Birmingham or Solihull Borough, then there will be another credit union local to you, check your postcode at www.findyourcreditunion.co.uk