Service update

Latest update on how our services are running

We are now live with our new digital platform, and we’re working as fast as we can to catch up with your loan applications and enquiries.

We’ve also moved most of the team to working remotely due to the new national lockdown. This does mean that as we continue to work through the final stages of switchover to our new digital platform, it might be a little harder to get hold of us than normal, but we are still here to support you.
Contacting usOur phonelines can get extremely busy so email is the best way to get in touch if you are struggling to get through. Please email: info@bristolcreditunion.org.uk and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
Loan applicationsOur loan applications are currently taking around 5 working days to review, but we are working through them as fast as we can, so you may hear from us sooner.

Once we have reviewed your application, we will send you an email to let you know when you can continue the last few steps to complete your application.  If you have any queries about a loan application, please email us: info@bristolcreditunion.org.uk
Applying for a loan – existing membersExisting members who want to apply for a loan will need to apply through our new Member Portal. If you have not yet registered for our portal, you will need to set up your account before you apply.

Find out more about how to set up your account by reading and following the link to register in our FAQ. Important things to note:

  • You need to use your new 6 digit member number – basically add a 1 onto the number you already have. For example if your number was 12345 then it would become 112345. Use this 6 digit number when registering.
  • You must register with the email address we hold for you. If you don’t we won’t be able to link your membership to your new online account.
  • We also need to have your National Insurance number, your post code and your date of birth correct and up to date, as well as your mobile number. It’s probably unlikely you’ve changed your date of birth, but if you have changed anything else here and haven’t told us about it then the process won’t work. 

New Member PortalThe new Member Portal is live, and working well, but we are prioritising those who are looking to apply for loans in providing access to the new experience. 

In the meantime, you can still access the old member area (Legacy Member Portal), by logging in: https://legacy.bristolcreditunion.org/login.asp 

You will be able to view information about your accounts, make withdrawal requests and draw down from your Family Finance Plan.
Branch and service points We are still operating an appointment-based service at our branch. Please help us to keep our staff and members safe by not coming into the branch unless you have made an appointment and unless absolutely necessary.

Remember we are not accepting cash payments or paying out cash in our branch for health and hygiene reasons. We will continue to accept payments by card.

Our local service points in Bristol, Bath and South Gloucestershire are remain closed until further notice. Engage cardIf you have an engage card you can continue to use it to pay bills and make purchases online. Please continue to contact the Engage service centre for help with your card and account with them.

Published by
Team BCU
Posted on
19 November 2020