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Could you be missing out on valuable financial support without realising? £16 billion of benefits and tax credits remain unclaimed in the UK each year – most often by low income working households.
Not sure you’re getting all the help you’re entitled to? Use the Benefits Calculator to find out what you could claim.
Try the benefits calculator now
By entering a few details about your situation, you’ll get a free and impartial assessment of all the benefits and tax credits you are entitled to and what you have to do to claim them: from means tested benefits like Universal Credit and Child Tax Credit, right through to the latest benefits for energy bills.
Make the Call Service
Thanks to a simple phone call, thousands of people across Northern Ireland are now accessing money and other help that they previously weren’t receiving. The ‘Make the Call’ service from the Department for Communities enables you to find out quickly and easily whether you are receiving all the benefits, supports and services to which you are entitled.
0800 232 1271*
Text: ADVICE to 67300*
Mon-Fri: 9:00am to 5:00pm *network charges may apply www.nidirect.gov.uk/makethecall Further information can be found here.
Cost of Living Crisis
Please click here to gain valuable tips on budgeting and information on support services available
Social Enterprise awards 2022
It gives us great pleasure to inform you that we at WCU won the Cooperative & Credit Union Award at the Northern Ireland social enterprise awards on the 14/10/22 at the Crowne Plaza, Belfast.
Thank you to everyone for all your good wishes and to all our members for helping us get to the final! A big thank you to social enterprise Northern Ireland and ILCU for the award, we're thrilled that the positive social impact and the special place that WCU has in the community has been recognised. Thanks again for your continued support!
Social Enterprise Award 2022 Finalist
Waterside Credit Union is delighted to announce that we have been short-listed for the Social Enterprise Award in the Credit Union category. The winner will be announced on the 14th october at the Crown Plaza Hotel in Belfast. We wish all the short-listed organisations the best of luck!
If you wish to apply to the Board of Directors for sponsorship or a donation for your organisation, please click on the link below. Please print and complete the application form and return it to the Waterside Credit Union office at 55-57 Spencer Road, Waterside, BT47 6AA:
PHISHING SCAM TARGETING CREDIT UNIONS
We have been informed that there is currently a phishing scam targeting credit union members.
Members receive an email from the email address email@example.com or one similar to this. The email will inform the member of a file named "Payment Confirmation" that's been transferred to them through a site called WeTransfer, by what appears to be your Credit Union, and will be encouraged to click to download the files.
This scam is designed to collect your personal details with a view to gaining access to personal financial accounts.
Please note the credit union does not request personal details by email from its members or use any third party websites to collect members details. If you receive an email similar to the one outlined above , please ignore it.
Online Loan Applications
You can now apply for a loan online. To apply for a loan login to the members area and click the apply for loan button. Enter as much details as possible and once you submit the loan application you will be contacted by a staff member at Waterside Credit Union reguarding your application.
If you do not have access to the members area already then register today!