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.
July SAVEfest Winner!
Congratulations to John Baxter who was the winner of our £25 SAVEfest promotion, held in July. John said that he “Supports the introduction of the Engage Card service and it’s easy access on the go”. Thanks to all the people that entered. Engage offer an ethical prepaid card that gives you everything you expect […]
August marks the last month of SAVEfest. Back to school can be a costly time for many, a Credit Union loan could help you spread the cost of bus passes, uniform, textbooks, equipment etc. Anyone who takes out a loan of £500 or more will be entered into a £25 prize draw. All loans ranged […]
Congratulations to our member Mr Buckley on winning our Feedback Prize Draw. The Feedback given was: – Was the online loan application easy to understand: Yes Was the online loan calculator easy to use: Yes Was the information we provided on receipt of your application useful and informative: Yes Comments: I don’t think you could […]
YOUR CREDIT UNION SAVEFEST IS HERE Enjoy Promotions, Prizes and more this summer Blues and Twos are celebrating SAVEfest throughout this summer period, with help from all our members. Blues and Twos SAVEfest is part of our continuous work encouraging members to save regularly direct from their pay, with prizes, special promotions and more. We […]
Thank you to everyone across the county who came and said “Hi” during the fortnight of events working alongside the Lancashire Constabulary’s Wellbeing team. It was lovely to meet with Peer Supporters, Macmillan Cancer Nurses and many others including Alfie the therapy dog. A constant queue for health & well-being checks gave us an ideal opportunity to […]
Dreaded in summer and much talked about by late Autumn – Christmas. Why not make yours better this year with faster share withdrawals and instant access to your savings through the credit union’s Engage PrePaid card. A great budgeting tool that offers same day fund uploads. Keep your Christmas funds on one card away from […]
We love it when members of our team have birthdays! Happy Birthday Jenny and Jonny – Thanks for the scrummy cakes. We send our members their annual statement every birthday. Have you registered for yours to be sent by email? To do this, simply sign into our secure portal and complete the Annual Preference Form. […]
Over 18 & under 25? – SAVEFest is for you – Join today
Blues and Twos encourage more under 25’s to start saving with the Credit Union’s Summer SAVEfest promotion. 18-25 yrs old are encouraged to save each month and helped along with a £15 credit paid into their new account on the day of opening during July 2019. Promo Code SAVEFest19 Accounts must remain active for at […]
GET AWAY THIS SUMMER Apply for a low cost Credit Union loan Blues and Twos offer you a chance to get away this summer, simply apply online and get the money with no delay. Loan agreements now signed via electronic Signature for a speedy service. You pay no administrative fees and no early redemption […]
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 […]