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Credit Union

We have launched a cash incentive to help our Tendring residents avoid getting into debt with high-interest and payday lenders.

It's really simple to join - all you need is £1 and ID and proof of your address - and on top of that we will give each household £10 to kickstart your savings!

To join, simply complete the application form and visit your nearest Credit Union -

Clacton - Thursday 10am to 12pm - Tendring District Council’s Housing reception area in Clacton Town Hall

Harwich - Thursday 10am to 12pm  - Jobcentre Plus 164-168 High Street, Dovercourt

Manningtree - Friday 10am to 12pm - The Hub, The Lane, Manningtree

For more information, download our guide, or call 01206 244700.

FAQ - What is a credit union?

Credit unions are a fast-growing alternative to savings and loans offered by banks, building societies and payday or doorstep lenders.

They encourage its members to save regularly and if needed, to provide loans at affordable rates of interest.

They are voluntary community organisations run by and for local people.

Profits belong to the members and local people benefit from them.

The Credit Union in Tendring is operated by Colchester Credit Union.