If you’re paid weekly but pay bills monthly you can set aside weekly savings to cover your bills.
Many members find that when they are paid weekly, and their bills are taken monthly, it makes it difficult to know what money is available to them at the end of the month.
If for instance a payment of £100 is taken monthly it can be easier to manage your finances if you have £25 deducted from your wages each week, and put into your ‘bills’ account. The £100 is then ready to transfer at the end of the month.
We will process this automatically, so if you have any changes to your payment please let us know in order for us to make the necessary adjustments.
Simply request a bill payment form and fill in the details of the bills you would like us to set up payments for. Please ensure that you include any reference numbers such as customer account numbers, so that the payment receiver can allocate the payment to your account.
Some people find it easy to save whilst others find it more difficult. Our members benefit from the fact that the savings decision is made automatically for them each week or month. Once we have arranged the regular contribution for you it will continue until you tell us to stop it!
Instructions can be taken over the phone for bank transfers or the issue of cheques, as well as online which is of course more convenient for shift workers. Bank transfers are made several times a day and reach your account by 8pm the same day.
You must leave at least £1 in your savings account or the loan security amount of 1/3rd of the loan balance if you have a loan.
Our dividend for 2016 was 2.25% and over the past 3 years has been a fantastic 2%, much higher than instant access savings accounts at a bank!
Members receive a dividend based on their average weekly or monthly savings during the financial year. Following the preparation of the financial year end accounts for 30th September, the Board of Directors ask the members to approve a dividend. All surpluses after the deduction of operating costs and transfers to reserves, in line with legislative requirements, are returned to the members. This is added to your savings account with no income tax deducted at source.
Yes, you can make deposits into your account by sending in a cheque payable to 'Commsave Credit Union' to 6 Duncan Close, Moulton Park, Northampton, NN3 6WL. If you would like to make an electronic bank transfer, please call us on 0303 0402 660 and ask a staff member to provide you with our sort code and account number, before logging into your online banking system or contacting your bank, to arrange the transfer to us. With either method please ensure you provide your membership number to us to enable us to allocate the funds correctly. If you would like to make a payment to us by debit or credit card click here.