Thanks to LJ this morning for sharing her experience of credit union. Here are some useful pages on our website:

Coronavirus resources – what is available to boost your income including benefits

https://advancecu.org.uk/christmas – Christmas tips to get the best for your Christmas this year

https://advancecu.org.uk/join – how to join Advance Credit Union. Online is simplest; we will contact you to complete their application.

https://advancecu.org.uk/borrow – all about our loans. No need to save with us first; most of our new members join with a loan. This is our busiest time of year, so we can’t guarantee a loan before Christmas, but we will do our best.

https://advancecu.org.uk/child-benefit-loan  – this can be a simple and stress-free way to borrow and build up a credit history.

https://advancecu.org.uk/services/#prepaid-debit-card – Engage Account with contactless debitcard, smartphone App

Our phones are REALLY busy! best way to contact us is email or message.

Don’t live in a ‘B’ postcode including Birmingham or Solihull? Find your nearest Credit Union

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LJ mentioned this today, just so you know – if you borrow from someone not registered and regulated by FCA and PRA and they are charging high interest rates then they could be an illegal lender or Loan Shark

The Illegal Money Lenders team can be contacted in confidence 24 hours a day, seven days a week: Telephone: 0300 555 2222 or Email: reportaloanshark@stoploansharks.gov.uk. SMS text message: send a text to 07860022116, beginning your message with “loan shark”. Website: www.facebook.com/stoploansharksproject