Saving is a good habit - it provides for the unexpected. Saving is also the lowest cost way to afford the big-ticket items - like a wedding, or a new baby, or a new house. The more you save, the more likely you are to be able to access our lowest loan interest rates when you need a loan.
We do not pay interest on savings accounts but as a member, you may receive a dividend on savings when we make surplus profit. Lower interest rates plus a dividend on savings: a double incentive to save.
Your savings are secured under the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) up to £85,000.
Benefits of Credit Union savings accounts
Ordinary savings are called shares in a Credit Union - they represent your 'ownership' as a member: you are not just ‘another customer’ but an active member of a highly successful financial co-operative. You own a share in the ownership of the Credit Union, eligible to earn a dividend on your savings.
As well as an instant access Share Account, we offer members a Christmas Savers Account and a Holiday Savers Account - these restrict your ability to withdraw funds until November or June respectively.
Important note: your savings are safe with us. As members of the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) your savings with us are protected up to £85,000. Click here to download the FSCS Information Sheet.
Wherever you have savings - make sure that they are FSCS protected.
Set up a savings account
As a member, you can set up a regular savings Standing Order from your bank Current Account (click here to download a Standing Order Mandate form).
Alternatively, if your employer partners with us you can ask your employer to set up regular savings straight from your payroll (click here to download a Payroll Deduction Mandate).
You can have regular DWP payments (Pension, Universal Credit, benefits) or a student loan paid into your Stirling Credit Union account. Click here to explore useful links.
Savings are available to you to withdraw on demand (unless you have a loan, in which case the amount available to withdraw may be limited). There are no transaction charges or fees. Payments are made directly to your bank account. You can withdraw savings 24/7 using your online app, or you can email or phone the office during opening hours.
If you are not already a member and would like to join Stirling Credit Union,
or click here to download a Membership Application Form, or visit our office.