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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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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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