Annual General Meeting Update

Members are advised that the window for nominations at January’s Annual General Meeting is now over.

For information on this year’s nominations, and details of the event please click here

Proposed Rule Changes >

The semi finals of the Police National Cricket Knockout will take place on Wednesday 25th July.

Staffordshire will host Northumbria & Durham hoping for a reversal in fortune when the teams met in the 2018 Final which ended in defeat for them.

In the other semi final Essex will entertain Dyfed-Powys.

The last time these two forces met was in the 2009 Final at Scarborough which Essex won comfortably.

The winners will play the Final on Thursday 6th September at the Fischer County Ground (better known as Grace Road) the home of Leicestershire CCC.

New Job Vacancy – Operations Manager

Police Credit Union has an exciting new position for an Operations Manager.

We are looking for a highly motivated individual who can assist in taking the business forward working out of our Head Office, Guardians House, 2111 Coventry Road, Sheldon Birmingham B26 3EA.

Full details of the role are contained in the attached Job Description

The role comes with a competitive salary of £40K – £50K, dependent on experience and an attractive pension.

If you are interested in applying, please send a CV with a cover letter explaining why you consider yourself suitable for this role.

Information to be sent to mrobinson@policecu.co.uk

Closing date: Thursday 12 July 2018.
Interviews to be held in August 2018.

Police Credit Union Limited is an equal opportunity employer. As part of our recruitment process Police Credit Union do access information that is published on public forums and social media.
If you consent to Police Credit Union carrying out this as part of our assessment process, please ensure that this is made clear on your application.

BBC – ‘A Matter of Life and Debt’

Dear members,

A Matter of Life and Debt needs you!

The highly successful BBC series ‘A Matter of Life and Debt’ is returning to our screens in the autumn and the producers are looking for people to take part.

This uplifting and positive series highlights the important work carried out by credit unions up and down the country, as they help people like yourself find loans to enrich or change your life.

The BBC have contacted Police Credit Union to take part and we would love to hear from you if you have done any of the following:

• Taken out a loan in the past when you were in desperate need and wish to share your experience
• Are planning on taking out a loan soon to bring about a positive change in your life
• You have managed to overcome your debt problems with the help of the credit union and started saving as a result

If you are interested in taking part, please send your contact details and a brief description of your story to the following email: lifeanddebt@curvemedia.com

Or you can call the production team at Curve Media on 02920 329135.

If you prefer, you can speak to us here at Police Credit Union and we can put you in touch.

An example of the series can be found here https://youtu.be/yqUstKy4skw

Thank you,

Rich Tregortha | Marketing & Communications Officer

 

‘A Matter of Life and Debt’ is produced by Curve Media for the BBC

Upcoming Events You Can Visit PCU At – April 2018

You can visit one of our exhibition stands at the following upcoming events:

19/04/2018 – Wellbeing Day (POA members). HMP Send, Surrey.

25/04/2018 – National Police Family Liaison Professional Development. Tally Ho, Birmingham.

30/04/2018 – Seminar. Lloyd House, Birmingham.

We are also sponsoring the 1st and 18th holes at the Nicola Hughes Memorial Golf Day. You can find out more about the amazing work the charity is doing and the event itself by visiting:

http://www.pcnicolahughesmemorialfund.co.uk/

 

 

PCU Sponsors Team Of The Year Award at West Midlands Police Diamond Awards 2017/18

 

 

 

 

 

 

It was a great pleasure to be present at the West Midlands Police Diamond Awards 2017/18, held on Thursday 22 March at the British Motorcycle Museum in Birmingham.

This was the sixth annual awards ceremony, recognising officers, staff and the public who have acted above and beyond the call of duty. Individuals and teams who have made a significant contribution to making the West Midlands a safer place to live, work and visit are nominated for one of 10 awards. The Diamond Awards allows officers, staff, partners and the community the opportunity to recognise and reward West Midlands police personnel who deliver a service that friends and family would be proud of.

PCU sponsored the Team of the Year award. This award is given to the team or department who have worked together to demonstrate the power and effectiveness of excellent teamwork while exemplifying the force values. There were 4 nominations for the award   and the winners were a response unit from Sutton Coldfield who fully deserved the award. Congratulations!

 

Hollywood Actor and Credit Union Advocate Michael Sheen Launches Fair Credit Campaign

Hollywood actor and credit union advocate Michael Sheen has launched the End High Cost Credit Alliance to back fair financial services providers and not-for-profit lenders.

The aim of the campaign is to to promote affordable financial alternatives to, and improve the wellbeing of millions of people across the UK, who fall victim to high-cost lenders.

You can read more about this story on The Guardian’s website here

(Photo: Teri Pengilley/The Guardian – https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2018/mar/20/michael-sheen-launches-campaign-against-high-cost-lenders)

 

PCU Availability Over The Easter Period

Dear members,

All PCU branches will close at 4pm on Thursday 29 March and reopen for normal service at 9am on Tuesday 3 April.

Members are reminded that balance inquiries, withdrawals and loan applications can be made via the members’ online access area. If you have not yet registered for access, please visit the registration page here

We would also like to take this opportunity to wish all of our members a happy Easter.

Thank you,

Rich Tregortha | Marketing & Communications Officer

 

PCU AGM 2018 – Annual Dividend Announcement

Dear members,

We are pleased to confirm that, following the PCU AGM 2018, the annual dividend for the Rewarder savings account has been proposed and confirmed at 1.0% gross for the financial year of 2016-17.

This shows an increase upon the 2015-16 dividend that was paid at 0.3%.

We would like to place our thanks to all of our members after a successful financial year, which will enable PCU to develop new products and an improved service to help even more people within the protective services.

The dividend will be paid on to all members’ accounts by 21/03/2018.

Thank you,

Rich Tregortha | Marketing & Communications Officer

 

PCU AGM – Tuesday 20 March 2018

Dear members,

A reminder that the PCU AGM will take place on Tuesday 20 March 2018 at 12.30pm at:

Guardians House, 2111 Coventry Road, Sheldon, Birmingham, B26 3EA.

All members are welcome and there will refreshments available before the event starts.

For any queries about the AGM please contact Carole Way at cway@policecu.co.uk

Thank you.