Back to School tips

Sending the kids back to school in September can be expensive and a strain on household finances.  The cost of new uniforms, sports equipment, school bags, stationery, books and technology mounts up for parents.  After the cost of days out and keeping the kids entertained during the summer holidays, the annual back to school spend […]

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Win a family ticket to Hoo Farm Animal Kingdom

It’s Competition time!  Fancy a day out with the family?  Then enter our FREE Facebook competition for a chance to win a Family Ticket to Hoo Farm Animal Kingdom. The lucky winner wins a Family Day Open Ticket (for 5 people) to Hoo Farm Animal Kingdom.   Meet Big Cats, Meerkats, Hedgehogs, Reptiles, Owls, to name just […]

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How to save £800 by Christmas

Thinking about Christmas during the current heatwave may seem strange, but did you know its actually only 21 weeks until Christmas?!  If you want to enjoy a hassle free Christmas this year, now is the time to start saving.  Here are some ideas and tricks on how to save £800 by Christmas and give yourself a […]

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Record Year for our School Saver Clubs

Wow, it’s been a record year for our School Saver Clubs!  A record number of collections, record number of transactions, record number of members & record savings!  A record year thanks to our young school savers, volunteers young officers and the wonderful school staff & volunteer Co-ordinators who supervise the Clubs. In the 2017-18 school […]

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5 tips for a successful loan application

5 tips for a successful loan application

FAIRshare provides fair, manageable loans, with flexible repayments and no penalties.  All applications are considered by a Loan Officer, and not just ‘a computer’.  Following these 5 tips for a successful loan application will help avoid delays and help us make the right decision for you. As a responsible lender we do not lend more than you can […]

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Work Not Worry

We’re really pleased to be supporting Work Not Worry, a new social media campaign launched by ABCUL.  Work Not Worry is about raising awareness of the benefits of partnerships with credit unions among employers and encouraging more employers to establish new relationships with their local credit union. Evidence suggests that financial stress costs the UK economy £121bn […]

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Difference between a Standing Order & a Direct Debit

What’s the difference between a standing order & a direct debit? Standing orders and direct debits are both instructions to make payments from your account, for example to pay for gas, electricity or council tax. A standing order is when you ask your bank to pay a fixed amount at certain intervals, e.g. monthly. You […]

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I Volunteer – Emma’s story

It’s the last day of Volunteers’ Week today and the perfect opportunity to say another huge ‘thank you’ to each and every FAIRshare volunteer and to thank them all for the fantastic contribution they make to our credit union. We’ve asked our newest volunteer, Emma Allum to share her thoughts & experiences, and hope her story might inspire […]

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Open Morning at Stirchley InformationPoint

Open Morning at Stirchley Information Point

Do you live in the Stirchley and Brookside parish?  We’re holding an Open Morning at Stirchley Information Point, and would like to invite you to join us! Local residents and partner organisations are invited to join Councillors and FAIRshare for coffee and cake at their Open Morning on Wednesday 20th June, 2018, from 9am – […]

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Celebrating Our Young Volunteers

This week is Volunteers’ Week and today we’re celebrating our young volunteers and the fantastic contribution they make. Did you know our School Saver Clubs are run entirely by young volunteers?  In the last 12 months our 51 young volunteer officers, have processed more than 1345 transactions, greeted 152 members at 118 collections across our […]

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