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Making it to Pay Day for Unite the Union members

Struggling to make it until your next pay slip?Work with us to take control of your finances.Unite are always striving to help our members save money, which is why we are are working in partnership with the East Sussex Credit Union to offer all of ou...

Eastbourne MP STepehn Lloyd starts saving

Eastbourne MP commits to local credit union

Stephen Lloyd, the returning MP for Eastbourne, has committed to a regular savings plan with his local savings and loans co-operative, East Sussex Credit Union.Stephen, who has been a member for several years, has now set-up a regular savings...


Eastbourne MP saves with his credit union

Stephen Lloyd, the returning MP for Eastbourne has committed to a regular saving plan with his local savings and loans co-operative East Sussex Credit Union.Stephen, who has been a member for several years has now made a regular savings contribut...


Universal Credit Roll-out - what it means in practice

With the roll-out of Universal Credit in the South East, it is even more important for those claiming benefits to have basic IT skills and literacy levels, as welfare reform has moved all benefit claims to an online-only service.Towns such as...


‘Be More Squirrel’ - ESCU launches fun Facebook Game

East Sussex Credit Union is the first UK credit union to launch a game on Facebook.The game is themed around finding out what kind of saver you are by answering a few simple multiple choice questions on your money habits. Depending on how you save an...


We've launched our new Facebook App

East Sussex Credit Union is one of the first credit unions in the country to create their own Facebook app.The Facebook App is designed for users to find out what kind of saver they are and provides some helpful advice and tips on how to manage their...


Third of parents have had to seek help to cover the cost of school uniform

Almost a third of parents have had to seek financial help over the cost of their child's school uniform, and over half (58% ) believe there's not enough help available for parents who do require assistance, according to a survey recently conducte...


Finance sector banks on women for top roles

Women are set to bag more top roles in the future as government's push for greater diversity in financial services gathers pace. Over two-thirds of finance firms believe that signing up to the Treasury's Women in Finance Charter will lead to perm...


Our new radio advert is on-air now!

Our new radio ad is now playing on JUICE 107.2.. If you haven't heard it already - you can listen here!'re very excited about our move into radio advertising and hope that it will help us reach more people in East S...


School Holidays are coming - are you ready?

School's out and it's time for the holidays however it can be a very expensive for families and sometimes can cause financial difficulties for parents having to spend money on keeping their child entertained over the holidays.However the school holid...


Are you saving for a rainy day?

The average savings of UK households has now reached a record low at 1.7% of their post-tax income, according to the Money Charity's July statistics, and more than 16 million people in the UK have less that £100 in their savings, accord...


Jump on the bus

Now in its fifth year, Catch the Bus Week continues to go from strength to strength. Organised by Greener Journeys, it's an opportunity to put the bus in the spotlight and celebrate its importance as well as encouraging people who don't usually think...


New Help Point launches at local YMCA

East Sussex Credit Union in conjunction with the YMCA is launching a new Help Point at one of their houses in Eastbourne on Wednesday 5th May 2017.The Help Point will take place every Wednesday from 1pm to 3pm and will run alongside Eastbourne's Real...


Fun in the sun at the Wealden Activity Days

WE ARE JOINING IN THE FUN AT THE WEALDEN ACTIVITY DAYS THIS SUMMER & WE HAVE SOME GREAT OFFERS FOR KIDS!Come and see us at the Wealden Activity Days this summer and make the most of our great special offers for kids.Any kids opening a Young Saver...


We'd like to hear your news & views!

We'd like to hear from you about the kinds of news stories you are interested in receiving in our monthly news letter. We'd also like to include stories from you - our members! If you have any thoughts, ideas or news stories for us, please em...


Disability Confident Scheme

The East Sussex Credit Union have signed up to the Disability Confident Scheme.The scheme was developed by employers and disabled people's representatives to make it rigorous but easily accessible - particularly for smaller businesses.The aims of...


New Help Points

From Monday 1st May 2017 some of the times and dates of the Help Points will change. Please check the times before your visit.BRIGHTON AREA Normal Hours:MONDAY: 10:00 to 12:00Brighton & Hove City Council Customer Service CentreBartholomew's House, Ba...


MP visits ESCU office in Hove

Peter Kyle MP signed up as a member of the ESCU today. He visited our office and met the team with Baroness Maggie Jones.Ann Hickey, CEO of ESCU said ' I am delighted that Peter has joined as a member. We now have all MPs in the city as members, show...


Positive developments for the Women in Finance Charter

The East Sussex Credit Union signed up to The Women in Finance Charter in July last year and the latest report and targets have been released by HM Treasury where the companies involved have pledged the following:77 financial firms have committed to ...


FCA Boss visits ESCU Team

We were very happy to welcome, John Griffith Jones, the Financial Charter Authority Chairman, at our head office on 9th February. He met with Ann Hickey, our CEO and board members. There was an interesting discussion about ESCU's achievements and cha...


Celebrating the launch of the new hub

Celebrating the launch of the Brighton & Hove Community Banking Partnership new advice hub Today saw the official launch of the new combined advice hub in Hove Town Hall for Citizens Advice, East Sussex Credit Union and Money Advice Plus...


Student Saving Scheme

Local school launches credit union A local school in Eastbourne are the first to launch a credit union that will be managed by pupils and staff. Launched in partnership with the East Sussex Credit Union, students at the local comprehensive, along ...


SmartCash has arrived!

We’re proud to announce the launch of Smartcash - the new Visa debit card for 8-16 year olds that is now available from East Sussex Credit Union. To celebrate the launch, you can get your Smartcash card for FREE until 31st Dece...


We’ve got a new central Brighton Help Point

If you can’t make it to our head office in Hove, please come and see us at our new central Brighton help point running Mondays 10am - 12 noon in Brighton & Hove City Council’s Customer Service Centre, Bartholomew’s House, Barth...


Bring your money back to life with a loan from us!

If your debts are mounting, talk to us about a loan to get you back on your financial feet. WE’RE NOT LIKE OTHER LENDERS. We are here solely for our members and aim to provide affordable credit to anyone who can afford to pay the loa...


Women in Finance Charter

East Sussex Credit Union has signed up to the Women in Finance Charter This has been a popular decision as other credit unions around the country have also taken on this partnership.   The Charter reflects the government’s aspiration to see g...


Members save 10% with B&H Buses fabulous day trips

You can save a brilliant 10% on all the Fabulous Days Out Trips run by B&H Buses. They run trips to an amazing variety of places including Peppa Pig World, Harry Potter Studio Tour, Thorpe Park, Chessington World of Adventures, many different...


Members save 15% with Freedom Leisure

Membership to the ESCU means you can benefit from a fabulous discount of 15% on membership at Freedom Leisure’s seven sites across Brighton, which offer gym, swimming and fitness class facilities. This great offer can also be extended to the...


Discounted Bus Tickets for Members

Financial help to buy annual bus ticketsMembers of the East Sussex Credit Union (ESCU) can now apply for a monthly payment plan to purchase a Brighton & Hove Bus Company annual ticket on the Keycard.The new scheme enables those who cannot afford the ...


Eastbourne Homes - backing ESCU drop-in

Eastbourne Homes and East Sussex Credit Union have launched a drop-in service offering savings and loans advice.The Credit Union has started free sessions every Wednesday afternoon between 2pm and 4pm at Shinewater Shaftesbury Centre, which is si...


Be a Young Saver!

Saving regularly can help you afford the things that are normally too expensive for you to buy. Do you have a future goal? For example, your first car, that extra special BMX or mountain bike, an ultra high-tech laptop for college or the next gen...

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