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Tel: 01604 250016 Email: admin@northamptoncu.co.uk

20 July 2017
News

Student Research Meeting

Becoming financially fit for life is an important step for university students because it sets them on a road of sustainable success rather than a life of unnecessary debt.

The Northants Credit Union is running a workshop where they'll be setting the sails for creating a new and exciting banking proposition from the existing resources and products already in the market.

You can participate in helping develop a bank account for the future for students. All comers are welcome, whether student, lecturer or member of the public.

Our first meeting is on 27th July at 3pm - 4pm in the C309, Cottesbrooke, Northampton University Park Campus, Boughton Green Road, Northampton, NN2 7AL

For more information see the event page at www.taxshopgroup.com/event/developing-an-attractive-banking-offering-for-students-at-northampton-university/.


New Appointment Service

From Tuesday 30th May, our drop-in facility at the One Stop Shop in Northampton will be closed. We will instead be offering an appointments service at our Mercers Row office.

Appointments are available from Monday to Friday, from 10am with the last appointment at 2.30pm. If you would like to book an appointment, please call our team on 01604 250016.


New Opening Hours

The Credit Union's opening hours are changing from today, Monday 10th April.

Our opening hours are now 9.30am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday. An answer-phone service is available outside of office hours.

If you are leaving us a message, please include your name, contact number, and a membership number if you have one.


NCU Holds AGM

Northamptonshire Credit Union held its Annual General Meeting on 8th March 2017, at St. Augustine's Church in Daventry.

Members attending the meeting heard from members of the Board, the Supervisory Committee, and the staff team on developments with the Credit Union. The annual report and audited accounts for 2015-16 were presented and approved, and can be downloaded below, together with approved minutes of the previous AGM.

ClickDownload Annual Report 2015-16 (800.2kb)

ClickDownload NCU Accounts 2015-16 (601.2kb)

ClickDownload AGM 2016 Minutes (212kb)


Christmas Opening Hours

We wish all of our members a very merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. 

Over the festive period, the Credit Union's opening hours will be as follows:

Monday 26th and Tuesday 27th December - Closed for Bank Holidays

Wednesday 28th, Thursday 29th and Friday 30th December - open as normal

Monday 2nd January - Closed for Bank Holiday

Tuesday 3rd January - open as normal

Membership On-Line!

We now offer On-Line Membership application! Follow the link in Membership!

New Cherwell Bank Feature

The Credit Union's team in Cherwell district has been featured on the local news site That's Oxfordshire.

The Credit Union operates in the district as Cherwell Community Bank, with the support of Cherwell District Council and Sanctuary Housing.

We are working closely with the team at Banbury Citizens Advice to deliver services in the district. Local team leader Tabitha, features in this video along with volunteers Steve and Thomas.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i778Lkc4bUc

 

 


AGM Minutes

The Credit Union held its Annual General Meeting on Monday 30th March 2015. The meeting was successful with a good number of members in attendance. The draft minutes of the meeting (which are subject to approval at next year's AGM) are attached below. The audited accounts will also shortly be available for download.

ClickDownload AGM Draft Minutes (322kb)


Volunteering Day!

Northamptonshire Credit Union (NCU) is today hosting a number of drop in sessions at libraries across the county to explain more about the exciting volunteering opportunities available.

Staff and volunteers are running stalls between 10am and 3pm in the following libraries.

  • Northampton Central
  • Weston Favell, Northampton
  • Towcester
  • Wellingborough
  • Kettering

The Credit Union has a number of volunteering opportunities, from local Service Point volunteers to members of the Board of Directors.

Pop along to one of our sessions today to speak to our friendly team and find out more about how you can get involved.


Cherwell Community Bank Launches

Around 20 Cherwell residents, including a number of district councillors, grabbed the chance to sign up to an alternative to the high street banks during a launch event in Banbury.


 

The Cherwell Community Bank (CCB) has been developed to offer residents an alternative way to manage their money, with the introduction of the Universal Credit system prompting Cherwell District Council (CDC) and Sanctuary Housing to help establish the not-for-profit financial services provider in the district.
 
After signing up for her own account and launching the service on Saturday at the Castle Quay Shopping Centre in Banbury, Councillor Debbie Pickford, CDC’s portfolio holder for housing, thanked partners and officers and said: “Cherwell Community Bank is a very safe way to save, borrow and budget.
 
“I truly believe this is a great asset to our residents and would encourage you to sign up. I've filled in my application form and I'm delighted to be one of the first account holders.” 

The CCB is an expansion of the Northamptonshire Credit Union (NCU), which was started in 1997 by Northampton Borough Council’s payroll department to help council workers.


NCU Opens in South Northants

Around 20 South Northamptonshire residents including a district councillor grabbed the chance to sign up to an alternative to the high street banks during a launch event in Towcester.


The Northamptonshire Credit Union (NCU) has existed in the county since 1997, but the forthcoming introduction of the new Universal Credit system prompted South Northants Council (SNC) and South Northants Homes (SNH) to help expand the not-for-profit financial services provider into the district.      


After signing up for his own account and launching the service at Towester Recreation Ground Councillor Ian McCord, SNC’s portfolio holder for resources thanked partners and officers for enabling the expansion and said: “This new facility will prove to be a great asset for our local community that I am proud to be supporting it personally and on behalf of the council.


“NCU is a community owned provider of safe savings, affordable loans and simple banking services.


“The Credit Union does not have any private shareholders and is therefore run solely in the interests of you – the customers.


“It exists to help you take control of your money, by offering a safe and secure way to save, to budget and to borrow.


“Through these things, the Credit Union allows you to build financial resilience, helping to smooth out those ‘bumps in the road’ that hit us from time to time.”


A face painter was on hand to keep children busy while their parents learned about the scheme and signed up.


The national Illegal Money Lending Team also sent along Sid the Loan Shark to illustrate the fact that the NCU will also provide an alternative to less scrupulous money lender.


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