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Get saving for Christmas 2015

Posted on 7th January, 2015 by Lincoln Against Poverty

Christmas may have only just been and gone but people are being encouraged to start saving for this year’s festivities.

Lincoln Against Poverty, a partnership between City of Lincoln Council and several city organisations, is urging the public to plan ahead and set some money aside, rather than having to find the funds nearer the time.

Lincolnshire Credit Union has a Christmas Saver Account where people can put money away for what can be a very expensive time of year, especially on top of everyday household expenses.

Linda Burden, from the credit union, said: “By starting to save now, you could make sure next Christmas is enjoyable and debt free.

“We know that the festive season can be a difficult time financially for families and planning ahead so you know the budget you’ve got to work to can help take away a huge amount of pressure.

“All savings are protected and unlike some other savings schemes you can spend the money you’ve saved wherever you’d like.

“Please contact us today if you’d like more information.”

Posters signposting people to Lincolnshire Credit Union’s Christmas Saver Account are being displayed in the city throughout January as part of Lincoln Against Poverty’s ‘Say No To High Cost Borrowing’ campaign which got under way in October last year to show where people can access affordable credit or debt advice if they are worried about their finances.

Throughout January, a number of businesses in the city will be giving out advice cards to their employees to let them know where budgeting, debt and welfare support can be found.

A range of services offering help to people who are living in poverty can be found here.

For more information about Lincolnshire Credit Union’s Christmas Saver Account, please visit www.lincscreditunion.org.uk or call 01522 873550.