These savings are attached to any loan products
Our main savings account
Joining Ayrshire Credit Union is the best decision you could take for your money, and with our main Savings Account (Share 1) you can use your savings to provide security for any loans you may take out with us. Save as much or as little, as often or as seldom, as you like! With a dividend paid annually on member savings, it's never been a better time to save with your local credit union.
How can I pay in to my savings account?
Members of Ayrshire Credit Union are encouraged to save regularly, and that's why we try and make it as easy as possible:
How easily can I withdraw my savings?
Withdrawals can currently only be made by visiting our office and completing a Share Withdrawal Form. Amounts of up to £500 can usually be taken in cash if available. All withdrawals over £500 can be made by either Bank Transfer or Cheque - visit the Credit Union office and request a withdrawal form.
Is there a minimum amount I must save?
No. You can save as much or as little as you like, as often as you want. You can save from 50p to £15,000 (across all share accounts) - the choice is yours!
How safe is my money?
Credit Unions are authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) to ensure the Board and other Volunteers make prudent decisions and take good care of the members money. Alongside the banks and building societies, the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) also covers Credit Unions. And of course, if you feel we have not dealt properly with your complaint, you can also turn to the Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS).
Ayrshire Credit Union provides Life Insurance at no direct cost to Members.
Our Life Savings Insurance is a unique value added benefit which gives you a level of additional cover you simply would not get with traditional banking institutions.
Savings at date of death will be doubled up to member’s 65th birthday. Savings made after age 65 and up to the member’s 80th birthday will have 25% added (maximum cover £5,000).
Conditions apply (for full information please speak to one of our volunteers).
This additional insurance cover provides invaluable support to bereaved families and many of our members rely on this to help contribute to funeral costs.
We are covered by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS). The FSCS can pay compensation to depositors if a credit union is unable to meet its financial obligations. Most depositors – including most individuals and small businesses – are covered by the scheme. Find out more about the FSCS Depositor Guarantee.
We are also authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority. This means that we meet strict conditions for trading, we are required to submit information on our financial performance to the regulators every three months. In addition all of the senior decision makers within the credit union have to be vetted by the regulators.