A great week at Blackpool Transport

We had a great week at Blackpool Transport earlier this month. Retail Credit Union, part of Voyager Alliance, is proud to have been working in partnership with Blackpool Transport for 17 years, so we were excited to get back to Blackpool to meet members old and new.

Blackpool Transport has been serving the Blackpool community for over 137 years and we are proud to work in partnership to provide a free employee benefit which helps improve financial wellbeing, especially during the current cost of living and energy crisis.

Over 3 days we visited all 4 of their depots for buses, trams, and office staff – Market Street, Poulton, Starr Gate and Rigby Road. Drivers and conductors arrive ready for shifts from 6am and will return their buses and trams at the end of the day well into the evening!

It was great to meet so many staff across all 4 depots and update them on the improvements since joining forces with Penny Post Credit Union earlier this year. Members are at the heart of everything we do, and we are working hard to provide an easy way to save and borrow straight from pay.

Saving a few £s straight from your pay is so easy and small amounts saved regularly soon add up. Try out our easy-to-use savings calculator to see how much you could save. We recommend saving small, manageable amounts and then watch your savings grow!

We know from time to time we all need to borrow, and Retail CU members have access to a range of flexible Personal Loans. Use our loan calculator to see how much you could borrow, and how much you would repay through stress-free repayments straight from your payroll.

Our Quick Quiz

Thank you to everyone who entered, and congratulations to Lamin Jatta, our lucky winner! Lamin said “This has come just in time for Christmas, I am delighted to have won. I will have no hesitation in telling my colleagues about saving and borrowing with Retail CU.”

Lamin joined us earlier this year to save for Christmas. This so simple as it is taken straight from his pay and into his account.

Left to right : Victoria and Janet are members, saving for Christmas straight from their pay.

We are excited to connect with as many employees working in people transport about payroll saving and borrowing when it’s needed – to ensure people are confident they know where to turn when life throws the unexpected.

Delyth and Emily had a great week in Blackpool and would like to thank everyone for making them so welcome. They enjoyed a trip on the heritage train tram, which made Delyth think about visits to Blackpool as a child with her grandparents and brought back a lovely warm feeling when looking at the fabulous lights.

By providing and easy way to save and borrow, straight from pay, we help members improve their financial resilience. We are proud to be a part of Blackpool Transport’s commitment to providing high-quality financial wellbeing support to all its employees.

Retail CU, part of Voyager Alliance has been serving members in the people transport industry for over 30 years and have partnered with Blackpool Transport for over 17 years. Our relationship is special and with Sue Mann as our lead ambassador and we’re looking forward to working together for many years to come.

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