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 & Twos Credit Union is a “not-for-profit” financial co-operative, which is owned entirely by its members who all have a common goal to benefit their community, as well as being run by a trained, professional team. Setting up the policies, compliance and strategic governance is the Board of Directors who draw experience from a variety of business/public sector backgrounds.
The Blues & Twos team offer you ethical savings and affordable loans, which means that you can save as you borrow! 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.
EASTER OPENING TIMES
Our office will be closed from Good Friday through to Easter Monday. Office will reopen on Tuesday 23rd April 2019 at 10 a.m. Don’t forget to enter our Easter Competition to be entered into a free prize draw to win a £25 ‘One for All’ Voucher. Closing date Easter Monday
Get a cracking start to your Easter Holidays with a Blues and Twos Loan Borrow £500 for under £50 per month! Simply click here or visit our website www.bluesandtwos.org.uk to apply online for a decision within 24 hours (you may find our loan calculator helpful, which doesn’t impact on your credit score) Here at Blues […]
Guess the Number of Eggs to win a £25 ‘One for All’ Voucher. Submit entries by email to firstname.lastname@example.org stating your Membership Number, Amount of Eggs and best contact telephone number. Closing date 22nd April 2019 (Easter Monday) To be drawn on Friday 26th April 2019
Blues and Twos received a letter of thanks from the Salvation Army for December Christmas collection. The Salvation Army gave an extremely big thanks for our help in Preston. It is understood they collected enough to help 291 families and a total of 908 food bags were given out. Well done to all who help at the Salvation Army!
Special Retirement wishes were given to Marion Bolton on her last day with the Blues and Twos. The Chair, Mike Beeston, Vicky Harrison (CEO) and the team met for breakfast and presented Marion with flowers, bubbly and thanks for her hard work and team spirit over the last three years. Marion said she is planning […]
Our third year collecting non-perishable food items and toiletries went well and your donations have been delivered to the Salvation Army. Thank you to all members who offered their support to this good cause.
The Association of British Credit Unions, known as ABCUL, have launched a campaign just yesterday that focuses on raising awareness of the benefits for employers to partner with credit unions in offering their staff payroll membership. If you are an employee, you can also suggest your employer partner with a credit union. Payroll membership is […]
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 […]