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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 ...


Are you planning a big DIY project?

Or perhaps you are planning a bigger development project for your home? If so, then talk to us about a loan today. We have recently loaned money to help members refurbish kitchens and bathrooms, redecorate bedrooms and replace carpets. If you want 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...


International Women's Day

Today is International Women' s Day and we are celebrating.The East Sussex Credit Union have signed up to the women in finance charter and Ann Hickey, CEO has said TheEast Sussex Credit Union is committed to contributing to creating a fairer society....


Be more Squirrel

If you want to start saving for something special - why not set up a standing order to save with us today. It's really simple to do and you'll know that your money is being used ethically to help people locally. Instructions on how to set up a st...


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THE VISA DEBIT CARD FOR KIDS Special offer - free set up available until 31st March 20174APPLY NOW!


Need to talk to us?

If you need to come and talk to us then come and visit us at one of our help points in East Sussex.Not all our members live close to our Brighton office, so for some friendly face-to-face advice you can attend one of our Help Points. Simply f...


Wedding Costs

DID YOU KNOW THE AVERAGE WEDDING COSTS £30,111?*If you have recently got engaged and are planning your big day, you will need to start planning how you will fund your wedding.If you are planning on a long engagement, you will have plenty of...


Love your money & pay yourself

Two-fifths of working age people across Britain - nearly 17 million - lack a decent savings buffer, with less than £100 in savings available to them at any particular time, according to a poll by the Money Advice Service.If you are ...


Are you making the most of your membership?

As a member of the East Sussex Credit Union you can enjoy discounts off a number of travel and activities in East Sussex.Make sure that you making the most of your membership today!Members save 10% on B&H Buses Annual tickets.You can save a f...


Financial Growth for the Future with the East Sussex Credit Union

East Sussex Credit Union is a not-for-profit membership 'community bank'. We aim to operate a successful and ethical co-operative savings and loans business, open to all people living and working in East Sussex, Brighton & Hove and all me...


ESCU Volunteer receives Sector Star Award

We are very proud to announce that Stuart Derwent, a long-standing volunteer for East Sussex Credit Union, has been given an award for Outstanding Volunteering Contribution as part of the Community Works Sector Star Awards . Stuart is on...


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...


International Credit Union Day

East Sussex Credit Union, the not-for-profit savings and loans co-operative, will be joining with other credit unions throughout the world to celebrate International Credit Union Day on Thursday 20th October 2016. We will be celebratin...



Our Brighton Head office at Community Base will be closing on Friday 9th September and we will be closing at 2pm. From Monday 12th September, our head office address will be Hove Town Hall Tisbury Road Offices Tisbury Road Hove BN3 ...



Members have been in touch regarding an email they have received from ’Brighton Credit Card Union’ claiming there was a problem with their card . This is not a message from us and has nothing to do with East Sussex Credit Union. We beli...



Lewes Football Club are delighted to announce not-for-profit savings and loans co-operative East Sussex Credit Union are the club’s new, ‘Kids Go Free’ Sponsors for the 2016/17 season. The Credit Union,...


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...


Do you provide services for weddings?

Let us know all about your wedding services. If you provide any services for couples planning their wedding, such as photography, jewellery, flowers, car hire etc. then you may be interested in partnering with us at the Wedding Fair at the AMEX St...


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...


A Chief Executive is appointed for the first time

Ann Hickey has been appointed as the first Chief Executive of ESCU - an important milestone. Ann has been working for us for over 15 years, and has a broad range of credit union experience. She has been promoted from her previous position as ...


East Sussex Credit Union sponsor Business Start Up award

Friday night saw the first Brighton and Hove Independent Newspaper Business Awards at the Amex Stadium in Brighton, with ESCU sponsoring the Start Up Business Award. The category was so hotly contested that the honours were given jointly to two n...


ENGAGE cards go contactless!

From now on all new ENGAGE cards issued can be used for contactless payments. Any members currently with an Engage Chip and Pin card that wish to upgrade to include contactless, can request a FREE replacement by calling the customer service team on 0...


Visit our Help Point at Devonshire West Children’s Centre

Come and visit our Help Point now at Devonshire West Children’s Centre, 43 Seaside, Eastbourne BN22 7NB every Wednesday 11am - 1pm - to find out more click here.


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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