Here is some basic information about bank accounts and credit unions.
If you’re earning a wage or claiming benefits, you’ll need a bank account. For more information about opening or switching an account, please visit the Money Advice Service website.
Credit unions are financial co-operatives owned and controlled by their members. They offer savings and good value loans. The Credit Union is fully insured, so all savings are protected. They also offer simple bank accounts supported by pre paid VISA Debit Cards. No credit check is required to hold a bank account.
Credit Unions in Derbyshire
Advice sessions run frequently at Amber Valley Borough Council offices in Ripley and at the Council office in Alfreton.
- Ripley: 10am to 12.30pm every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
- Alfreton: 10.30am to 2pm every Thursday.
Contact us on 0300 456 2531 to find out more.
Credit unions in Northamptonshire
In Northamptonshire, we work closely with the Daventry branch of the Northamptonshire Credit Union to help our customers save or borrow ethically.
Drop-in sessions are run in Daventry at:
Wellbeing Centre: 10:00am – 12:30pm every Tuesday
Daventry District Council Office: 10:30am – 12:30pm every Thursday
Alternatively, book an appointment to meet with the Credit Union’s Sean Silver who operates from our offices in Sopwith Way, Daventry, every Thursday. To book, call 0300 456 2531 or email email@example.com.
For more information about Credit Unions in Northamptonshire, call Northamptonshire Credit Union on 01604 250016 or visit its website here.