Accessible finance

Getting to know what your money options are is a great step towards taking control of your finances, because the reality is, life is expensive sometimes.

When it feels like the cost of just about everything is on the up and up, it can be worrying to think of the future – especially if you have a family to look after.

At one point or another, many of us have wished we had that little bit extra cash to help us through a tough time.

However, it pays to be savvy about where you borrow from.

Without a good understanding of what you’re getting into, credit companies can be risky places to approach for financial assistance (does anyone ever read small print?), and doorstop lenders and hire purchase stores might be counting on you not fully understanding the T&Cs.

Thanks to our fantastic credit unions, you can breathe a sigh of relief.

Their friendly volunteers will help you save while you borrow, with an interest rate that decreases along with your loan.

Have a look at some of the links below and find out how a credit union could help you start feeling better about your finances.

East Ayrshire Council

EA Money