Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service provides fire and rescue services to the one-and-a-half million people living or working in Lancashire, on behalf of the Lancashire Combined Fire Authority. Operating from thirty-nine fire stations across the county, a service headquarters at Fulwood in Preston and a large training centre, Washington Hall at Euxton, we employ over 1500 staff in a variety of roles to provide services every hour of the day, every day of the year.
National Association of Retired Police Officers (NARPO). We are a member organisation representing retired police officers of all ranks and police widows from police forces throughout England and Wales. We offer a range of services to members including advice on pensions and other issues affecting the welfare of our members. NARPO is a branch based organisation formed in 1919 and there are four Lancashire Branches: Burnley, Lancaster and Morecambe, Blackpool and Preston and District. For further details and to join please visit our national website.
The Police Federation of England and Wales (PFEW) is a national body which represents Police Officers up to and including the rank of Chief Inspector. We are a representative body, similar to a Trade Union but without the right to resort to industrial action. Our statutory remit is ‘Welfare and Efficiency’. Each of the 43 Forces has a joint Branch Board [JBB] which is made up of 3 individual Rank Boards (Constable [CBB], Sergeant [SBB] and Inspector [IBB]). If you wish to know more about the Federation and why it’s so vital to have collective strength for workplace representation, please visit our website. We are still fighting hard for your rights today.
The Money Advice Service was set up by government. We’re independent and give free, unbiased advice to help you make the most of your money. Click on the link to see how you can make the most of your money by answering some simple questions about you and your money. The free confidential health check will show you what you can do in easy-to-follow steps. It only takes 5-10 minutes and you won’t need any paperwork.
UNISON members’ credit union network. Unison is working with Blues & Twos to offer Unison members (see our Membership page for eligibility) in Lancashire and Cumbria, an alternative safe place to bank, affordable loans to suit you & great savings and budgeting plans.
World Council of Credit Unions is the global trade association and development agency for credit unions. Our international development programs assist credit unions and their associations with building efforts, providing access to the underserved, developing integrated business networks, supporting communities at risk and encouraging legislative reform and regulatory system development.
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 help over 8800 members to manage their finances, we encourage you to join today and start enjoying the benefits.
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!
Happy & Healthy New Year from all at Blues and Twos
You are wished a happy, healthy New Year from all at the Blues and Twos. Now that Christmas is behind us your team are planning ahead for a January busy with new memberships and assisting with your revised savings plan for 2022. This is always a busy time with members requesting to increase their savings […]
As Storm Barra looked set to hit the North West of England the Board of Directors knew their decision taken in September for a first every Hybrid AGM was a wise move. This first ever hybrid AGM for Blues and Twos was welcomed by members on Wednesday 8 December. Attending online or in-person, members listened […]
BLUES & TWOS SOCIETY BUMPER LOTTERY DRAW – DECEMBER WINNERS
The Winners of the December Blues and Twos Society Lottery draw are now available to view. “You have to be in it – to Win it!” The next bi-annual Bumper Draw is due to be drawn in July 2022 with an additional prize of £1,000 up for grabs. If you would like to join, or increase […]
Congratulations to our 15,000 member welcomed to the Blues and Twos Credit Union in June. Abby said “I’d been aware of Blues and Twos since I joined Lancs in 2019 as a number of colleagues had saving accounts and recommended them but I just never got round to signing up. When I changed job roles, […]
NEW Secure messaging increasingly popular with members…
Just over 2760 Blues and Twos members are now using NIVO, the secure messaging option introduced at the start of the Covid19 pandemic. By simply registering for NIVO using the “Chat with us” button on our homepage you can register for easy contact with the credit union 24/7. Leaving a message out-of-office hours is proving […]
Meeting with pre-retirement delegates at last weeks Police pre-retirement event held at Lancashire Police Headquarters, Hutton Lisa from the Blues and Twos team said it was lovely to see so many familiar faces, many of which were already members of the credit union. “A great opportunity for them and us, to give details on the […]
Chief Constable visits Lancashire Police Credit Union
Our CEO, Vicky Harrison, welcomed the recently appointed Chief Constable, Chris Rowley, to our offices this week to meet with the Blues and Twos team and witness first hand the commitment and role we play in helping our members with their finances throughout their career & retirement. Leading on well-being, Mr Rowley was keen to […]
Our new open banking option gives you the loan applicant, faster access to your bank account statement data to support your loan application. Same day decisions and funds now possible for loan applications from £300-£25,000 received before 2pm Monday to Friday. Register to ‘Chat with us on NIVO’ and we will send you the open […]
Blues & Twos recently received paperwork from an Individual Voluntary Arrangement (IVA) company. Our member owed a maximum of £5,900 across three creditors (3 loans/credit cards). The IVA company wanted to charge our member £3,750 in fees (63.5% of the members total debt) and this was just to set up the arrangement. This fee, added […]
We are proud to be mentioned in the Lancashire County Councils guidance on where to find help if you are worried about your finances: Worried about money? If you or a member of your family are worried about reduced income as a result of the Corona virus this information will be useful to you. 1. […]
Glad you have your Blues and Twos emergency fund to fall back on?
We are all in this together… Many of us have never experienced such times as these and we hope never to have to experience them again. We hope members are managing to stay safe. This includes looking after your physical and mental health. Your well-being can be affected in different ways. Financial worries are just […]
“For some people it just means a little more effort. Some believe they are, some believe they can never be – Controlling your finances isn’t easy but once you start you will be more positive” says Victoria Harrison, CEO, Blues and Twos Credit Union . Saving a little each month on payday, being confident towards […]
Talk Money week kicked off Monday 18th November and is running all week, and aims to get the UK talking about financial wellbeing. Blues and Twos are getting involved in the drive to promote and improve financial wellbeing. We have created a small list to help you with your finances, and money lessons that we […]
Passing of Blues and Twos former Supervisory Committee Chair
It is with great sadness we inform you on the passing of John (Jack) Ward on Thursday October 24th, aged 81 years. Jack joined Preston Borough Police in 1963 and worked his way up to Head of Scenes of Crime and Federation Chair before retiring in the mid-1990’s as a Detective Inspector. Jack volunteered his […]
This September take time to talk, think and change… RELAX and let Blues and Twos help you with regular saving and ethical borrowing. Enjoy the range of benefits when you join today, like: Instant access to your savings FREE life cover on your savings (T&Cs apply) Flexible/Affordable low cost loans £10 when you recommend your […]
Our lending team are working hard to approve members holiday loans as quickly as possible, funds are paid directly into your bank account THE SAME DAY. No Administrative fees, no Penalty for repaying early click here to calculate your repayments now.
The Fairbanking Mark was awarded by the Fairbanking Foundation following a rigorous assessment which includes independent research involving borrowing members of the credit union. To receive the Fairbanking Mark, this research had to confirm that members have changed their financial behaviour for the better by having the product. Following the 5 stars Award, on behalf […]