Credit Union office permanently closed and moved to a remote business for the foreseeable future.
Re-convened AGM for 2019-20. Dividend rates agreed at 1% for Membership accounts and 1.25% for Savings Plus accounts.
Re-convened AGM for 2018-19. Dividend rates agreed at 1% for Membership accounts and 1.25% for Savings Plus accounts.
Credit Union office closed in response to the government COVID-19 guidelines and moved to remote working/remote member service delivery until further notice.
Our long awaited app was finally launched! The app will allows members to requests for withdrawals, apply for a loan, get the latest news immediately and communicate with us seamlessly all from one place.
Re-convened AGM for 2017-18. Dividend rates agreed at 1.75% for Membership accounts and 2% for Savings Plus accounts.
NFS were proud sponsors of the TWFRS International Sports Tournament. Our staff visited Newcastle to promote awareness of the Credit Union in the North of the country.
The General Data Protection Regulation replaces the Data Protection Act 1998. You can find our Privacy Notice here.
Re-convened AGM for 2016-17. Dividend rates agreed at 1.75% for Membership accounts and 2% for Savings Plus accounts.
AGM for 2016-17.
Launch of the Transfer Loan: a product designed to help members reduce their debt as well as the interest paid to credit card providers.
We are now able to offer applications for The Change Account at a rate exclusive to our members. The Change Account is a transactional account that allows its users to plan and budget their finances as well as withdraw cash at ATMs and make debit card purchases.
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Happy New Year - 2018 is the year the credit union celebrates twenty years of success.
The Winter Loan returns at a lower interest rate of 14% This loan will be available to members until 31/01/18.
National Fire Savers ranked in the top 10 credit unions in UK cities (AdvisoryHQ).
Vacancies page introduced to website. Check here for information on staff and volunteer roles and the credit union.
Refer a Friend Scheme launched. Refer a friend to the credit union for them to pay no joining fee and for yours to be reimbursed.
Re-convened AGM for 2015-16. Dividend rates agreed at 1.5% for Membership accounts and 2% for Savings Plus accounts.
AGM for 2015-16.
The Financial Services Compensation Scheme increases compensation limit to £85,000.
Refer a Friend prize draw took place with one lucky member winning £100.
Loan product “Winter Loan” re-introduced; to run for 3 months.
Refer a Friend for membership to be entered into a £100 prize draw.
Loans for members with savings only approved on a daily basis.
Total share limit changed to £40,000.
Minimum monthly savings contribution reduced to £5.
Share withdrawal policy amended to allow for partial withdrawals with active loans – see current loan policy.
Loan interest rates reduced and a varying rate dependent on loan amount introduced.
Re-convened AGM for 2014-15. Dividend rates agreed at 1.75% for Membership accounts and 2.25% for Savings Plus accounts.
AGM for 2014-15.
From 6th April 2016, if you're a basic rate taxpayer you'll be able to earn up to £1,000 in savings income tax-free. Higher rate taxpayers will be able to earn up to £500. This is called the Personal Savings Allowance.
Common bond for membership extended to include retired firefighters and fire brigade staff as well as employees of the Firefighters Charity, the Fire Brigades Union and London Fire Brigade Welfare Fund.
New loan product “Winter Loan” introduced; to run for 3 months.
Upper limit across loan products increased to £20,000.
Introduction of electronic loan agreements.
Savings Plus account limit reduced to £35,000 and total share balance reduced to £75,000 in line with the FSCS changes.
Financial Services Compensations Scheme protection limit reduced to £75,000.
Re-convened AGM for 2013-14. Dividend rate agreed at 2% for Membership accounts and 2.75% for Savings Plus accounts.
First Loans now approved on a daily basis.
AGM for 2013-14.