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Welcome to 2020

Happy New Year from Advance Credit Union! Whatever your plans are for 2020 credit union is here to help you get the most from life. Now is the perfect time to review your finances with a realistic budget and think about what could improve your life – your home, plan for a holiday, new car, if you need to consider a debt consolidation loan, just let us know.  

Even if you have no big plans for this year, saving regularly just a small amount can soon give you a handy sum for when you need it.

Christmas 2020 is only 12 months away 😃 don’t forget to tell us how much you’d like to save each week or month towards next Christmas in Christmas Club.

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Christmas Opening 2019

Happy Christmas from Advance Credit Union!

Our staff will be taking a well-earned break over Christmas so opening hours will be reduced. We will however be open till 1pm on Christmas Eve Tuesday 24th December. We are open Monday 30th and Tuesday (New Year’s Eve) 31st December, closed New Year’s day then reopen as usual on Thursday 2nd January 2020.

Members expecting benefits payments over the Christmas period should receive their benefits as usual or on the working day prior. See Government website for payment dates: Child Benefit, Tax Credits, Universal Credit

Opening Times:

Sat 21st Dec open 9.30 – 12.00
Sun 22nd Dec closed
Mon 23rd Dec open 9.30 – 4pm
Tues 24th Dec open 9.30 – 1pm
Wed 25th Dec closed
Thurs 26th Dec closed
Fri 27th Dec closed
Sat 28th Dec closed
Sun 29th Dec closed
Mon 30th Dec open 9.30 – 4pm
Tues 31st Dec open 9.30 – 1pm
Wed 1st Jan 2020 closed
Thurs 2nd Jan usual opening hours 9.30 – 4pm


Christmas Loans 2019

Christmas presentChristmas is now upon us, always our busiest time for savings and loans. Nearly 1,800 Members have borrowed more than £900,000 in the run up to Christmas plus £90,000 saved in our Christmas Club. We’ve also welcomed 337 new Members. 

Christmas 2020 is only 12 months away 😃 don’t forget to tell us how much you’d like to save each week or month towards next Christmas in Christmas Club.

join Christmas Club

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

Loan applications will be processed again from 30th December. You can join as a member and start saving with us at any time. Find out how to join credit union

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








Talk Money Week 18-22 November

Talk Money week is next week. We will be teaming up with Birmingham Council and others so come along and see us to talk about money and find out more about Advance Credit Union. 

Monday 18th November 10am – 3.00pm at Newtown Shopping Centre 

Tuesday 19th November 9.30am – 12.30pm at Falcon Lodge Community Hub and 1.30pm – 4.00pm at The Perry Tree Centre, Dovedale Road, B23 5BX 

Plus we will be talking to Hafsha on UnityFM’s Get Families Talking

Christmas Club withdrawals 2019

Congratulations to all our Christmas Club savers – £90,000 saved this year! Our best ever!

Christmas Club withdrawals are now open from Friday 1st November until 31st December.

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, Members can apply for a loan until Saturday 14th 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.




Solihull Council Staff 14th October 2019

Solihull Metropolitan Borough CouncilGreat to meet with everyone at the Solihull Borough Council Employee Wellbeing roadshow yesterday at Bluebell, Chelmsley Wood. If you missed it, you can still find out more 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.


Need some money for home improvements? car purchase? debt consolidation? household expenditure? Solihull Council staff and SCH employees can borrow up to £8,000 and able to make loan payment straight from your payslip. See our Life Events to see how we could help you. You can apply now, no need to save first. 

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Engage Account – new sort code and account number

Engage cardMembers with an Engage Account should have received a letter from Engage notifying of your new Engage Account sort code and account number. Please note that your account number should be eight digits long, if your new account number on your letter only shows seven digits, there will be a missing ‘0’ from the front. e.g. account number ‘1234567’ should read ‘01234567’

Do please read the letter from Engage carefully. If you receive wages, benefits or any other funds directly to your Engage Account you will need to notify them of your new details now

Not received a letter from Engage? Contact them to update your contact details and ensure your letter is posted to the correct address. 

If Advance Credit Union transfers benefits or funds to your Engage Account you do not need to make any changes; you will continue to receive your benefits as usual. 

Find out more about the Engage Account.

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