Planning for Christmas

It's nearly here! The countdown to Christmas is officially here - only 3 months left to buy all the food, decorations, presents and wrap everything! But do not panic! We've devised a short planning checklist featuring some money saving tips for you to be better prepared this Christmas.. and a with a few extra pounds in your pocket!   Budget Christmas is an expensive time of the year...

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What our members have to say: Survey results

We have gathered our member survey results and we couldn't be happier! We recently conducted a member survey asking for feedback on various aspects of our credit union such as our customer service, the customer's online journey and experience on our website, how well our services work for them and much more! The survey comprised of 17 multiple choice questions and we were thrilled to receive 678 ...

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What type of spender are you?

Do you know what type of spender you are? We all know that one person who spends all their wages as soon as they've been paid, the friend that never wants to go to the pub and spend money on a few pints, and the one who annoyingly boasts about their win on the horse races. But do you know what type of a spender you are? Recognising your habits and attitudes towards spending money can really help...

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Surviving University on a budget!

Understanding how to budget whilst at University As September rolls around, so does either starting University or heading back for another year away from home. Making your Student Finance last until the end of the term can be hard, so here are some of our best tips to help you survive University on a budget. Income: It's important to not solely rely on your Student Finance to get you through yo...

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How to beautify your garden for less

Time to pretty up your garden! What time of the year is better to get your hands muddy, grab the tools out of the shed and do some gardening than Summer! And although it's incredibly pleasing to see the finished results of your handy work, the price tag of new plants and furniture that goes along with the whole process can be slightly off putting. But keep on smiling, we have some handy tips t...

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‘I became a member because..’ WINNER!

We had some amazing responses to our June Competition and we're touched by so many of your stories! It was really great to hear why you all became members of DCB, and we're truly grateful to have received such honest and lovely comments, along with some fab photographs to show us who you were and your families. It was an incredibly hard decision to pick a winner, and the whole team spent a lon...

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How to survive the kid’s summer holidays on a budget!

Summer holidays made easy! It's that time of year again, a whole 6 weeks of activities, food and entertainment needs to be thought out whilst your child's off from school for the summer holidays. The real worry however, can come from having to fund it all, from child care to family trips out. We're here to help you! Here are some activities and treats you can do with the kiddies this summer...

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Become a member this July!

  July could be your lucky month! This month, we're offering all new members who join DCB the chance to win a family pass to Gulliers Kingdom, Matlock (2 adults, 2 children). All you need to do it join.. it's that simple! *You must live or work in Derbyshire to become a member   Competition closes 31st July 5pm Winner will be announced shortly afterwards. Date of the...

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Summer saving tips!

How to be a smart summer saver! Summer can be stressful, with the extra costs of keeping kids entertained, going away on holiday and even increased food bills from everyone being at home! But do not panic, here are 5 of our summer money saving tips, to help make your summer enjoyable and cheaper! TIP 1) If you're going away on holiday and planning on renting a car abroad, reserve one f...

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Amber Valley Loans Surgery

We'll be at Amber Valley CVS every month!   We'll be holding a Loans Surgery the last Friday of every month at Amber Valley CVS 11am - 1pm! You can pop down to discuss your loan application with us, ask any queries you have regarding your application or just find out some general advice! Make you check our social media for extra dates and make a note in your diary! See you there ...

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