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Can credit union beat your bank?

ThinkingLoans from Advance Credit Union are more competitive than you might think for any value up to £8,000. Holiday, debt consolidation, new vehicle, or household expenses – give us a try!

Borrow £3,000 – £8,000 from just 9.4%APR

Borrow £1,000 – £3,000 from just 19.6%APR

Borrow £300 – £1,000 from just 21.9%APR

No need to save first (but it helps to get the best rate)

Loan offers are subject to affordability and credit check.

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Easter Opening

Our office will be closed over Easter, opening hours are below. Note that share withdrawal requests made after 2pm Thursday 29th March will not be processed until Tuesday 3rd April. 

Thursday 29th March Open 9.30-4pm
Good Friday 30th CLOSED
Saturday 31st March CLOSED
Sunday 1st April CLOSED
Monday 2nd April CLOSED
Tuesday 3rd April Open 9.30-4pm
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1% dividend Paid

1% dividendThis year’s dividend has now been credited to Members’ credit union savings.

1% – that’s a better return than most high street banks!

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Solihull Council Staff Seminar 22nd March 2018

Solihull Metropolitan Borough CouncilAdvance Credit Union has partnered with Solihull Borough Council to bring Wellbeing seminars to employees of the council, SCH and contractors. Thursday 22nd March we will be at The Loft, Chelmsley Wood looking at Financial Wellbeing, debt and money management. Barclays local branch will also be introducing some of their money resources including Barclays Financial Wings.

Ever felt that your money is in control and not you? This is your chance to tell your money who’s the BOSS!

Thanks to everyone who attended last week at the Civic Suite, all the resources from the staff seminar are here.

How can Advance Credit Union help?

Solihull Council staff and SCH staff can save regularly as a Payroll Saver. A great way to grow your savings with no effort. Simply join online, select the option to save from your payslip and we will do the rest.

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Borrow up to £8,000 for home improvements, car purchase, debt consolidation and any other purpose. See our Life Events to see how we could help you. You can apply now, no need to save first. 

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Solihull Council Staff Seminar 13th March 2018

Solihull Metropolitan Borough CouncilAdvance Credit Union has partnered with Solihull Borough Council to bring Wellbeing seminars to employees of the council, SCH and contractors. Today we are looking at Financial Wellbeing, debt and money management. Barclays local branch will also be introducing some of their money resources including Barclays Financial Wings.

Ever felt that your money is in control and not you? This is your chance to tell your money who’s the BOSS!

All the resources from the staff seminar are here

How can Advance Credit Union help?

Solihull Council staff and SCH staff can save regularly as a Payroll Saver. A great way to grow your savings with no effort. Simply join online, select the option to save from your payslip and we will do the rest.

Join

Borrow up to £8,000 for home improvements, car purchase, debt consolidation and any other purpose. See our Life Events to see how we could help you. You can apply now, no need to save first. 

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Annual General Meeting 10th March 2018

Many thanks to all our members who attended the Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Saturday 10th March 2018; our biggest ever attendance! We are pleased to confirm that the meeting approved the recommended 1% dividend. This will be credited to member’s savings as soon as we can.

We were delighted to welcome Jack Dromey, MP for Erdington (and an Advance Credit Union member), stepping in as guest speaker and we do appreciate his enthusiastic support for the work of Advance Credit Union.

Our new venue the Oikos Cafe seemed to work well. Let us know what you thought of this year’s AGM and if we can make any improvements for next year.

Copies of the accounts 2016/17 are available to download or paper copies are available in our Erdington office. The Presentation is also available to download

 

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Annual General Meeting Saturday 10th March 2018

Our Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be on Saturday 10th March 2018, starting at 10.00.

Change of venue this year – we will be meeting at the Oikos Cafe on Erdington High Street. The cafe is next to HSBC bank just a short walk from our office, see the map below. We will be meeting upstairs, tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided.

All Advance Credit Union members are invited to attend, this is a great opportunity to hear about the work we’ve been doing and to approve the annual dividend payment on members’ savings.

Please note that the credit union will be closed to customers on Saturday morning to allow members and staff to attend the AGM.

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Advance Credit Union at Chelmsley Wood – closed 26th February 2018

Advance Credit Union has now closed our desk at Solihull Connect in Chelmsley Wood Shopping Centre, the last date was 26th February 2018.

Our thanks to Solihull Council and the staff at Solihull Connect for their warm welcome and allowing us to use their desk space over the last year. We’ve learnt a lot from operating a sub-office and hopefully will be back in Chelmsley Wood again soon!

Members can still pay in cash and cheques at the cash desk in Solihull Home Options just a short walk away on Coppice Way.

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See our other credit union community locations in Chelmsley Wood

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AdvanceCU not at Chelmsley Wood Mon 29th January

Due to staff shortages today AdvanceCU will not be at Solihull Connect in Chelmsley Wood today. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience.

 

 

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No phones today Tuesday 16th January

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. Please accept our apologies for this.

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