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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...


Credit Unions aren't like banks

We don't have share holders. We have members and we are run by our members.We don't make profits. We are here to provide financial services for everyone.Our Services:Simple Savings for EveryoneFair Loans and Competitive RatesBasic Bank AccountPrepaid...


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...


Volunteers Week

The first week in June is Volunteers Week and we'd like to thank all of our volunteers who help us to provide help and support to people in the community.Our volunteers undertake the majority of operations at East Sussex Credit Union and come from al...


Annual Bus Pass

DO YOU TRAVEL BY BUS AROUND BRIGHTON?You can save on 10% on your Annual Bus Pass with us


Spring Cleaning

There's still time to spring clean your finances. Follow our 8 Steps or talk to us about a loan today!



With the government recently outlining the need to improve air quality, are you thinking of getting rid of your old diesel car? If you are thinking of upgrading your car, why not talk to us about a car loan today? You can call us on 0300 303 3188 or ...


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...


Young people are happier with their household income

Young people are feeling happier about their personal finances, recent research from the ONS has shown.'The proportion of young people who say they are mostly or completely satisfied with their household income has increased from 31% (2009-10...


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...


Your old £1 coins

So the new 12-sided £1 coins have been released which means that we have until 15th October to smash open our piggy banks, search through drawers and rummage down the back of our sofas to find any missing coins.Whilst everyone starts their ...


The BBC wants to speak to you!

The BBC and Curve Media are looking for people to take part in a new TV programme. They are working on a new uplifting television series that highlights the important work carried out by credit unions, like us, up and down the country. The programme ...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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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