NZCU News

Christmas 2020 and New Year 2021 Opening Hours

Our normal office hours are Monday – Friday (9 am – 4 pm). During the 2020-2021 holiday period, we will be running a reduced service, with normal operating hours from 5 January 2021.

Our holiday office hours during the Christmas / New Year period are as follows:

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Saving money this Christmas

Christmas can be an expensive time of year for families, but you don’t need to spend a lot of money to have a lot of fun. Make sure you’re not letting Christmas get you into unnecessary debt with these ideas for saving money this Christmas.

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Strength & Capacity for Our Members

The merger of NZCU Employees to NZCU Steelsands into one single credit union was completed on December 5th, 2020 after a successful vote at the Special General Meeting on October 21st.

The merge provides increased benefits for members in NZ home loans, personal loans, savings and investments, everyday transaction accounts and insurance for vehicles, loan protection, funeral protection, home and contents.

 

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It’s never too early or late to open a Christmas Saver Account

Save for Christmas all year to give your family an extra special Christmas each year with the CHRISTMAS SAVER ACCOUNT.

With a CHRISTMAS SAVER ACCOUNT, you can deposit regular amounts into your account throughout the year to give your family the special things at Christmas time.

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Credit Unions VS. Banks

Credit unions are similar to traditional banks in the sense that both institutions offer financial products to customers. Credit union members, like bank customers, have access to everyday and savings accounts, loan products, and credit cards. Instead of working for profit, credit unions work for you.

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Inspiring Hope for a Global Community

October 15th was International Credit Union Day celebrating the spirit of the global credit union movement. The day is recognized to reflect upon the credit union movement’s history, promote its achievements, recognize hard work and share member experiences. International Credit Union Day has been celebrated on the third Thursday of October since 1948.

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COVID-19 may be helping Kiwis become better with money

The financial impact of COVID-19 may have a silver lining in helping some New Zealanders become better with money. One group, however, is bucking the trend and showing signs of becoming worse. 

Research undertaken by the Commission for Financial Capability (CFFC) between January and June showed an upswing in most people’s knowledge and attitudes around their personal finances.  

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Financial Resilience

Part of being financially capable is being financially resilient
This means people can ‘weather life’s storms’, or unexpected financial hits, without falling into damaging debt. 

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Beware of Scammers

A scam is any scheme designed to trick people out of money or steal their personal information that uses, or is delivered via, digital communications.  

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