BLACK SQUIRREL CREDIT UNION Ltd.
YOUR LOCAL FRIENDLY CREDIT UNION ESTABLISHED 2002
Registered in England & Wales IP00677C
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NEWS UPDATE
 
ADMINISTRATION  OFFICES  AT 9 PAYNES PARK HITCHIN are now Closed.
 
 
Our new Admin Office at 5 Gernon Walk, Letchworth SG63HW is now operational. We recommend you call to make an appointment before you visit so we can make sure you see the appropriate person to deal with your enquiry.
 
 
Letchworth Food Bank vouchers available for those in need. contact
David our community officer during office hours Monday-Friday only 07422517310

 

 

 

         

                               The local credit union 


FOR PEOPLE LIVING OR WORKING IN NORTH HERTFORDSHIRE AND SURROUNDING AREAS OF MID BEDFORDSHIRE

What are Credit Unions?

Credit Unions are financial co-operatives which people join to save money safely and borrow money affordably. Loan interest is kept low and those who join are better able to plan for future expenses, and have access to ethical and affordable financial services. The Black Squirrel Credit Union has been operating since 2002 and is run by volunteers. Hundreds of people in our community now borrow from us affordably rather than from the high cost doorstep lenders. We have also helped many people build up savings and organise their personal finances.

How safe are Credit Unions?

Credit Unions are regulated like other financial institutions by the Financial Conduct Authority. They are regularly audited and monitored and members savings are protected by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme so savings, of up to £75,000, are as secure as any bank or building society account.

How Do I Join?

To join, just visit either of our collection points and complete an application form or you can down load the forms, complete what you can and come with these. You will need one form of personal ID (passport, drivers licence or similar) and an official document verifying your address (e.g. utility bill, bank statement). To complete the process you will need to pay £3.00

Are you a North Hertfordshire Homes or Howard Cottage Housing Association tenant?

New members normally have to save for 10 weeks before they can be granted a loan.However, we have a special arrangement with these two local housing associations for first loans of up to £300.00 to be granted to their tenants without this restriction.This is subject to certain criteria.

Our Collection Points

IN HITCHIN

Walsworth Community Centre

Woolgrove Road

Tuesday Evenings, 7.00pm– 8.00pm

IN LETCHWORTH GARDEN CITY

St Thomas’s Church Hall, Bedford Road

Tuesday Evenings, 5.30pm– 6.30pm

Kings Community Church, Whiteway, SG6 2PP

Thursday Evenings,5.45pm – 7.00pm

Contact Details

Our Administration Office is at 5 Gernon Walk, Letchworth, SG6 3HW

Tel: 01462 613060 (GENERAL ENQUIRIES) or 01462 613061 (MEMBERS ENQUIRY LINE)  During Office Hours 10.00AM to 14.00PM TUESDAY and THURSDAY ONLY

Email: info@bscu.org.uk

© BSCU 2011