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What our members say about us

We are delighted to receive your comments on the service you receive from us.  Good or not so good, if the service you receive is or is not to the highest standard we want to hear about it. Please send your feedback positive & negative to enquiries@bluesandtwos.org.uk. Please include your name and membership number alternatively you could download our feedback form and send using our freepost address.

  • I have been with Blues and Twos over 10 years. It is so easy and simple to deal with.  Since my IT skills are hopeless its wonderful to be able to speak to someone.  The response is very clear and always willing to help and sort the difficulties going an extra mile to do things.  I have been struggling to sort out with my pensions for transferring money to Blues and Twos but B&T staff sorted it out by contacting directly on my behalf.  Wonderful and stress free service.

    S Karimullah


  • “I had absolutely first class service from start to finish of my application.  Nothing was too much trouble and I was kept up to date with my application with no less than four phone calls!  Thank you very much Blues & Twos!”

    J Casey


  • I have been a member for a number of years, the staff are always helpful and professional.

    Janet McDonald


  • Anna has been so understanding and patient. I know my application was complex and she helped me through it all.

    I can’t thank her enough.

    Louise Abbott


  • Best thing I ever did was saying yes to Blues and Twos. It’s the easiest way to save, coming straight out of my wages. My savings taking my husband and myself all round Scotland travelling. The staff are very approachable and helpful when contacting them and my savings are easily retrievable. The website is very easy to navigate. I hope I will be saving with them for many years to come!

    Nova Gledhill


  • Your People are so professional, easy to understand and made borrowing easy, Thank you!

    David Spencer


  • Blues and Twos treated me with respect and understanding. I had a “not great” credit history due to unforeseen personal circumstances. When I applied for a loan I was assisted by Anna, she was so understanding and patient and not once did she make me feel ashamed. Thanks to Blues and Twos my credit rating will improve greatly. Blues and Twos have made a great difference to my life for the better. There’s nothing worse than debt problems, they can make you feel so lost and alone. My advice would be ring Blues and Twos and speak to a member of staff, they wont judge, they will do their best to help or point you in the right direction of some one who can.

    Jill Tugwell


  • I used the credit union last year for a car loan and the service was excellent

     

    S Bryan, ICT West Lancs


  • I am a passionate supporter of Credit Unions. Blues and Twos are fantastic because the staff at the end of the phone are fab! Professional, patient, always answer any questions so that I can understand.

    Keep up the good work!

    Jill Brennan


  • Always an excellent speedy service.  Far less fuss than a bank and communication is polite, professional & informal.  B&T customers are always addressed by their first name.  I have been using them to save & borrow for 4 years and wont go anywhere else.

    T White


  • Online Loan application was straight forward and the new faster payments for Speediloans paid the loan into my bank the same day.

    W Harrison


  • As a Blues and Twos member it was easy to apply for loan, got the decision very quickly.  Friendly customer service is simply the best.

    Harun Chowdhury


  • I very recently had occasion to deal with the office staff an senior staff of Blues and Two’s Credit Union to say they were extremely professional and helpful is an underestimation. They were excellent.  My enquiry received immediate attention whilst I was on the telephone there was none of the infuriating press button 1 or wait for someone to answer.  With simple information as to my membership and password I was given all the information I required.  Having recently dealt with the high street banks for an account I can say that the personal touch is much more acceptable to the customer.  Many thanks to ALL the staff at B&T’s.

    K Rowley


  • I was extremely pleased at how fast Blues and Twos processed my loan application.  Especially as it was online and via phone.

    D Harrison


  • Many thanks to B&T staff for friendly, efficient and prompt help and advice arranging my loan.

    A Owen


  • Would highly recommend and helped me out on many occasions.

    C Green


  • Very easy to apply for loan.  Approachable friendly staff.  Trusted serviced.  Now I will come to Blues and Twos first.”

    L Hill


  • Great Service, quick response, staff are polite, friendly and helpful.  Would definitely recommend to others.  Saving scheme is great too.”

    D Mcloughlin


  • I have nothing but praise for Blues & Twos.  The staff are friendly, helpful and efficient and the whole process of applying for the loan was straight forward and stress free.  Thank you!”

    K Rae


  • “I decided to run a marathon back in 2013, just after I’d joined Blues and Twos. It seemed a good idea to choose somewhere really special for my first 26.2 mile run, so I decided on Paris. Having my savings account helped me to turn this into a mini holiday, and I ended up going for 5 nights, which gave me lots of time for sightseeing and soaking up the Parisian atmosphere. I also managed to raise in the region of £1000 for Macmillan Cancer Research – the thought of sponsorship really helped me in those last few miles. I enjoyed the experience so much that within 4 days, I’d booked myself on the Chester marathon in October 2014.”

    K Burnett, Head of Human Resources, Hyndburn Borough Council


  • “Easy & quick service, helpful staff.”

    T Otway


  • “The application was very straight forward and easy to complete.  Once received the loan was agreed and processed very quickly.  All staff are very friendly and helpful.”

    A Clark


  • Blues and Twos have helped me many times with loans and saving for Christmas.  Without their help I would really struggle with maintaining my car etc.”

    D Mcloughlin


  • “Firstly I must apologise for sending this later than intended.  I have been with the Credit Union for several years and have always found the staff to be helpful and offer good advice.  They explain everything and the process of obtaining a loan is quick and simple as well as being prompt.  I would have no hesitation in recommending them to other people.”

    K Jackson


  • “I came in person to the office and was dealt with very courteously and promptly by the assistant.  I was given assistance filling out the loan application form and the process was explained fully.  I received a phone call within 3 hours notifying me of the successful outcome of the application.  I would call this excellent service!”

    J Kirkwood


  • “I found the advice from Anna very helpful, filling in forms can be very distressing and people can be left feeling very uneasy but I found this all very well organised and with the help and support given by Anna, the whole episode of applying for a loan was very easy.”

    J Sumner, Councillor, Lancashire


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Blues and Twos Credit Union is “Here to help you Save, and there when you need to Borrow”. Owned entirely by its members and managed by a trained and professional team.

The Blues & Twos team are passionate about improving the financial well-being of all members and offer you regular saving encouragement and affordable credit union loans, repayments direct from your pay or pension, which means that you save as you borrow.

Regular savings direct from salary that you can withdraw at anytime, no account fees, no annual charge, annual dividend payment.

Affordable loans up to £25,000, with no early redemption fees or hidden costs, repayments directly from your wage.

Free life cover on your savings up to the age of 75, at no extra cost.

We have helped over 8,500 with managing their finances. You can be the next.

With a non-profitable credit union, we put the focus on ensuring that you are always provided with the best service, rather than maximising profits. This way, the credit union is run with the end goal of rewarding the members. Join Blues and Twos today!

Latest News

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  • Update on COVID-19

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  • Coronavirus Business Contingency Plan

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  • Are you financially Savvy?

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  • Blues and Twos Achievements in 2019

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