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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Welcome to the team!

We are happy to welcome Sam, our new Community Development Officer, to the Derbyshire Community Bank team! Sam's role will be vital in engaging and working with our partners and stakeholder organisations to support the expansion of Derbyshire Community Bank across Derbyshire Dales. She will be actively engaging with communities, building links with local community groups and helping raise public...

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£10 Million worth of loans!

We did it! We hit the £10 million worth of loans! After keeping track of our figures each month and a close eye on the growing amount of our total loans, we finally reached £10 million worth of loans in operation. To congratulate and thank the lucky member who helped tip us over the £10 million mark, Sara, our CEO, visited Pete, who has been a member of Derbyshire Community Bank for a ...

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Kid’s half term on a budget!

We all know entertaining kids throughout the half term holidays can be a tough, especially on a budget! What do you do every day? How much money do you spend on activities with the kids? What do you do if the weather is bad? But hang on, there is no reason to worry! Derby is full of great activities for families to do throughout the holidays for brilliant, affordable prices, making half t...

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Loan Sharks need stopping!

STEER CLEAR OF LOAN SHARKS THIS CHRISTMAS! The England Illegal Money Lending Team are working with partner agencies across England to warn people of the dangers of borrowing from loan sharks in the run up to Christmas. The National Team, who investigate and prosecute illegal money lending offences, are advising residents to steer clear of loan sharks who may be offering quick cash loans to aff...

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Price Comparisons – Loans?

Price Comparison Loans Price comparison loans is an important subject to undertake in order to make sure you are getting the best deal and value for money that there is out on the market. Here at Derbyshire Community Bank, we want to ensure you know how much other lenders are charging in interest and how we compare. One of the biggest attractions of a credit union compared to some of the othe...

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Christmas savings and loans

Christmas savings and loans Feeling more like Scrooge than Santa this Christmas? Want a frugal yet fabulous festive season? Everyone feels the pinch at Christmas; buying cards, presents, replacement decorations, mountains of food to feed an army!  Perhaps a new outfit for that Xmas party. It's families that feel the most pressure with kids wanting the latest gadget or fad toy. Howeve...

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Credit Union Myths

Credit Union Myths 'busted'!! There are a lot of credit union myths out there so to set the record straight, here are a few myths busted for you. We are NOT a “poor man’s bank”. Credit Unions have savers and borrowers from all walks of life. This creates a pot of money that not only covers our running costs, but can be used over again as affordable loans for the people who need the...

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