the Credit Union Consortium
The Credit Union Consortium has been created
by five innovative Scottish Credit Unions.
What is it?
A payroll saving scheme works in the same way that a pension scheme does; saving directly with a local credit union from wages or salary.
How can this help?
Employees who save regularly and manage their money well are more likely to cope with unexpected bills, reducing staff stress.
The Credit Union Consortium
Why choose us?
The consortium is a not-for-profit, community based organisation, that can help you improve your employees’ financial well-being
What is Payroll Saving?
The best way to think of a payroll savings scheme is in the same way that a pension payment is made; directly from wages or salary. A link is set up between the credit union and the payroll department of the organisation. Members of staff sign up and open a credit union account and then specify a savings amount to be deducted each month or week. The amount is deducted from the net salary (after tax) and transferred directly into their credit union account.
Why use the Credit Union Consortium?
The Credit Unions in our Consortium offer ethical, local investments meaning that your organisation is positively engaging in the local community at no extra cost to your business. Payroll Saving offers a simple, convenient route to saving.
Employees who save regularly and manage their money well are more likely to cope with unexpected bills and are shown to have lower levels of stress. This, in turn, leads to a higher level of productivity and motivation, and a reduction in staff absence.
By offering a cost-free staff benefit, employers can enhance the package available to their employees while improving the prospects of staff recruitment and retention.
Our consortium Credit Unions foster a responsible attitude towards credit and financial solutions. By supporting a not-for-profit, community based organisation, your company can increase its corporate social responsibility profile while strengthening employee relationships.
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What our members say
Our staff find it very helpful that their savings are taken straight from their paycheck, and find it a much easier way to build up some savings, that many never had before. This has helped them cover unexpected bills, or use their savings instead of having to borrow money. Payroll savings has been incredibly useful.
Members of the Consortium
East Kilbride Credit Union
East Kilbride Credit Union Ltd is an ethical financial co-operative owned and run by its members who save together and have access to affordable credit.
West Lothian Credit Union
West Lothian Credit Union offers savings and loans to anyone who lives or works in West Lothian
Castle Community Bank
Castle Community Bank serves anyone living or working in the EH postcode area.
Kingdom Community Bank
Kingdom Community Bank serves everyone who lives or works in Fife.
1st Alliance (Ayrshire) Credit Union
1st Alliance (Ayrshire) Credit Union is a community owned financial service provider within Ayrshire.
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