• Why Budgeting is Important

    By Leeds Credit Union
    01/06/2020

    In this post, we explore the reasons why budgeting is important for your bank account and your peace of mind and provide useful budgeting advice.

  • How to Cut Bill Costs this Summer

    By Leeds Credit Union
    01/06/2020

    This guide explains how to cut bill costs this summer. Find out how better weather can be used to your advantage to help you save.

  • VE Day Isolation Celebration Ideas

    By Leeds Credit Union
    05/05/2020

    This Friday 8th May marks VE Day, where we celebrate the 75th anniversary of the end of fighting in Europe during World War 2 and it also happens to be the May Bank Holiday - making it the perfect day for a household celebration. There are plenty of things you can do during lockdown to celebrate; a picnic in the garden, indulge in afternoon tea or simply decorating the house with flags and bunting. Keep reading for food, decor and activity ideas for this very special lockdown VE Day celebration!

  • The Dangers of Doorstep Lenders and Loan Sharks

    By Leeds Credit Union
    28/04/2020

    Doorstep lenders, loan sharks and even ‘home credit providers’ as they are sometimes known, are infamous for their extortionate interest rates and exploitative selling tactics that can often leave vulnerable customers paying back large amounts, even for small loans.

  • Affordable and Easy Home Improvement Tips

    By Leeds Credit Union
    28/04/2020

    With many of us currently at home with a bit more time on our hands, it is the perfect chance to start looking at ways to improve our humble abode. So to point you in the right direction, we’ve put together a list of some of our tips and tricks for home improvement, when to do them and how to budget for them!

  • Avoid coronavirus scams

    By Leeds Credit Union
    07/04/2020

    Find out about potential coronavirus (Covid-19) scams, how they could affect you, and how to protect yourself. A major event like Coronavirus can initiate new types of scam activity. You may have already seen reports of fraudulent activity around the sale of face masks and hand sanitiser.

  • Ten easy and free ways to improve your credit score

    By Leeds Credit Union
    03/04/2020

    Your credit score is an assessment by a particular lender of how much of a credit risk you are. Credit scores are used by banks and lenders to determine whether they will lend to you and at what interest rate. Here are ten top tips to improve your credit score

  • Top Stay at Home Activities to do with the Kids

    By Leeds Credit Union
    02/04/2020

    Many of us are now spending more time at home, and for those of us with children finding ways to keep them entertained is essential. To help, we’ve compiled a list of fun and educational activities that you can do with the kids to keep their minds active!

  • Half Term Plans

    By Leeds Credit Union
    17/02/2020

    Our top tips to keep the kids happy this half term

  • Valentine’s Day: 5 Simple and Affordable Date Ideas

    By Leeds Credit Union
    11/02/2020

    Valentine’s Day is fast approaching and it is more expensive than ever to visit a fancy restaurant, buy a gift or even visit the florist. Here at Leeds Credit Union, we don’t believe you can put a price on love, so we have put together a list of Valentine’s Day ideas that won’t break the bank…

  • Five Christmas Gift Ideas for Her

    By Leeds Credit Union
    20/11/2019

    Christmas is fast approaching and now is the perfect time to start planning what to get the women in your life. But there’s no need to panic, Leeds Credit Union have got you covered - we have compiled a list of popular gifts you can pick up for under £30…

  • What a  Difference a Year Makes

    By Leeds Credit Union Member
    13/11/2019

    This time last year I was feeling a bit sick. Fulfilling my daughter’s Christmas wish list seemed like a very expensive, impossible task.The feeling of dread started creeping up on me in late September. During October I tried to squirrel away spare pennies but by November the fund was looking bleak and I was feeling a bit like Tiny Tim. In the final hour I managed to out source the big requests to generous grandparents. Christmas was delivered on a shoe string

  • Five Christmas Gifts Ideas for Him

    By Leeds Credit Union
    06/11/2019

    Christmas will be here before you know it, so it’s the perfect time to get a gift for the men in your life. Don’t waste your time worrying about what to get them, we have compiled a list of some of the best gifts for men this festive season…

  • Five Christmas Gift Ideas for Kids

    By Leeds Credit Union
    06/11/2019

    With Christmas just around the corner, now’s the time to start planning. The shops are already playing Christmas music and gifts are flying off the shelves. It can be difficult to figure out exactly what to get your loved ones, so we have compiled a list of gifts that your kids will love for under £25…

  • Bonfire Night Ideas that wont cost a rocket

    By Leeds Credit Union
    15/10/2019

    Autumn is here, and Bonfire Night is just around the corner. Buying your own fireworks can be an expensive way of seeing your money going up in smoke, so Leeds Credit Union has looked into some of the best public displays across the region…

  • Top tips of managing back to school costs

    By Leeds Credit Union
    20/08/2019

    A recent study from research group Mintel has calculated the cost of sending a child back to school - with parents spending an average of £134 on uniform and shoes alone. 1 in 6 families even go without essentials to cover Back to School bills.

  • Yorkshire Day 10 Top Facts

    By
    01/08/2019

    To celebrate Yorkshire Day 2019 we have compiled 10 brilliant facts about God’s Own Country. Av’ a gander at these and see what you think!

  • Family Holiday Destinations

    By Leeds Credit Union
    10/07/2019

    Summer is here and school is nearly finished so it’s the perfect chance to spend some quality time with your family in a sunny destination! Here at Leeds Credit Union, we have picked out some of the best destinations for families to enjoy the warmer months…

  • How to be Frugal & Festive!

    By Leeds Credit Union
    15/10/2018

    Christmas can be such an expensive time of year with the average Christmas now costing £821.25 per household.