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Things to do with the kids this summer

By Darcey Lockyer | August 8, 2022

Keeping the kids entertained and fed over the summer holidays without spending a fortune is a big challenge for parents and carers. Fortunately, there are lots of great activities and cheap dining options available across the Liverpool City Region and a bit further afield.   If you are looking for ways to ensure your kids…

5 Reasons to Choose a Credit Union

By Darcey Lockyer | August 4, 2022

When unexpected costs arise or you want to treat yourself to a holiday, but you do not have the money saved up, there are several options that you may be able to choose from. It is important to choose an option that will most suit your financial circumstances. You should prioritise options that minimise the…

Get your workout fix for free!

By Darcey Lockyer | July 26, 2022

With gym memberships costing on average between £30-£50 per month, keeping fit can end up being very expensive and over a year, you could be paying around £600 plus any joining fee or extras for classes that are not included in your membership.   If you enjoy working out but do not want to pay…

Revamp Your Home on a Budget

By Darcey Lockyer | July 19, 2022

Giving your home a new look can make it more attractive, increase its value, and even give you a well-being boost. If you want to give your home a revamp but do not want to spend a fortune, here are some ideas for doing home improvements on a budget:   Refresh your kitchen cupboards If…

Save Money on Your Energy Bills in 2022

By Darcey Lockyer | July 11, 2022

Following the substantial energy price hikes in April, new forecasts predict a further rise of up to 51% this October. This means the price of heating your home and using your everyday appliances is becoming unaffordable for many households. In some cases, switching suppliers is not an option that is likely to reduce bills, so…

How to spot and avoid phone scams

By Darcey Lockyer | July 7, 2022

With so many different channels to take advantage of, scammers have become a significant problem across the world. As well as being aware of email, text, and social media message scams, you also must approach unknown callers with caution.   According to Ofcom, in 2021, 45 million people in the UK were targeted with scam…

You’re invited!

By CLCU Editorial | June 15, 2022

We want to invite you to join us on Zoom on Wednesday, June 29th at 5:30pm for our Annual General Meeting of members. The meeting should finish no later than 7pm. This is your opportunity to hear about your Credit Union’s activities over the last year and its plans for the future. Although we would…

Vote for us in the Consumer Credit Awards 2022

By Darcey Lockyer | May 21, 2022

Central Liverpool Credit Union have been nominated in the Consumer Credit Awards 2022 for ‘Best Credit Union in the North.’   We would love it if our members voted for us here.   Voting is completely free, and every vote is entered into a £1,000 prize draw funded by Smart Monday People   Why should…

Cost-effective ways to help your mental health

By Darcey Lockyer | May 12, 2022

Mental health is just as important as physical health, but unfortunately, mental health services can be quite expensive. If you are looking for cost-effective ways to help your mental health, you have come to the right place! In this blog post, we will discuss a few free and cost-effective ways that you can improve your…

How to Combat Loneliness & its Impact on Mental Health

By Darcey Lockyer | May 9, 2022

This week is Mental Health Awareness Week, and we wanted to take this opportunity to talk about loneliness and its impact on mental health.   Loneliness is a feeling of isolation, loneliness, or emptiness that can be caused by many factors, including living alone, being single, having few friends, or being shy. loneliness has been…