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New Service Point in Radstock
Do you live in Radstock?
A new Service Point has opened at the Swan Housing Office in Leigh House, 1 Wells Hill, Radstock. BA3 3RN.
Open every Tuesday between 10am to 12pm, you can join Bristol Credit Union there and make applications for all of our services.
New - Online Savings Withdrawals
Members can now request a share transfer to a bank account by logging in on 'manage your account online' section. An easy and secure way to transfer your funds.
Step 1 - Log in on the 'manage your account' section and click 'Online application forms' in the left hand list. This will give you the link to the form.
Step 2 - complete the withdrawal form - make sure you double-check the bank details as we can't recall a payment once it's been made
step 3 - Click Submit and we'll do the rest.
As long as we receive your request before 3.30pm then the money should be in your nominated account by 4.30pm the same day. If it's received after 3.30pm then we'll process your request on the next working day.
We hope you find the new online form easy to use, but don't hesitate to contact us if you've got any questions about the withdrawal form, or if you want to make suggestions for how we could improve things further.
New - Online Loan Applications
Members can now apply online for a loan from BCU - it's an easy process, and could save you time popping into the office, or posting forms in to us.
Step 1 - log in on the 'manage your account' section and click 'Online application forms' in the left hand list. This will give you the link to the form.
Step 2 - complete the application form as fully as possible
Step 3 - read the Declaration section carefully, tick to agree if you are happy, then click Submit.
You'll get an acknowledgement email and should then hear back from us with a decision within 72 hours.
We hope you find the new online form easy to use, but don't hestate to contact us if you've got any questions about the application form or our loans in general, or if you want to make suggestions for how we could improve things further.
Online access to your account
Do sign up for online access to your account by registering at the 'manage your account' section.
Your online access will be activated within one working day and you will then be able to view balances and transactions of all accounts, request transfers and make loan applications securely.
Please note - current account transactions show only up to midnight of the previous working day.
NISA - the ISA changes
From 1st July 2014 ISAs have more flexibility, and the amount you can deposit into an ISA will increase.
NISA refers to the New ISA regulations that the Government made earlier this year and which come into effect this Tuesday.
The main changes are:
- The annual ISA allowance has increased so you can now tuck away up to £15,000 this tax year.
- You can choose how much of your allowance to put into a Cash ISA or a stocks & shares ISA right up to the £15,000 limit - so you can now use the whole of your annual allowance to deposit into your BCU Cash ISA if you like.
- You can transfer between Cash ISAs and stocks & shares ISAs in both directions - so you can now transfer previous stocks & shares ISAs into your BCU Cash ISA if that's what you'd prefer.
You can find full details about the BCU Cash ISA here, and it's available to all members - both old and new.
It's the first account we have offered which pays interest (rather than a dividend), with a healthy tax-free 1.2% (variable) currently payable. We also accept transfers in from any of your previous ISAs (including stocks and shares ISAs from Tuesday) - right up to our maximum deposit limit which is £50,000.
If you'd like any more information then or to open an account today just contact us.
Service Point in Knowle
A Community Branch for the Knowle area of the city has opened in the new SOFA Plus shop at Broadwalk Shopping Centre. Open from 10am to 11.30 every Friday for account opening and all applications.
BCU services are also available in the Knowle area every Friday from 9.30am to 11am at the Rework shop at 16 Filwood Broadway.
New Service Point in Cadbury Heath
A new Service Point is open at The Juice Project every Friday from 9am to 12pm every Friday. Based at 56-60 Newton Road, Cadbury Heath, Juice provides a One Stop Shop for community services including the recently opened foodstore.
The new Service Point was launched by Councillor Ian Boulton of South Gloucestershire Council on Tuesday 7th January.