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COVID-19 STATEMENT – 6 January 2021

As a result of the announcement made by the government on the 4 January which returned England to a full lockdown, the Credit Union will be adjusting its office opening times and controlling the number of members allowed into the office at any one time, in order to protect both its members and staff.

With immediate effect, if you need to visit our office, our revised opening hours will be:

10.00am – 1.00pm, Tuesday & Friday

We will be limiting access to the branch to ONE person (or family group) at a time and will be processing ONLY essential cash transactions on a face-to-face basis.

All other transactions should be completed by bank transfer.

For members with loan accounts, please note that if you are unable to make your loan repayment via bank transfer, you may visit our office on Tuesdays or Fridays between 10am and 1pm to make your repayment in cash.

Please note that it is important for you to keep up with your loan repayments during the lockdown period to avoid going into arrears.

If you need any advice re your current loan account, please call us on the numbers shown below.

We are still accepting loan applications, and these can be made by first telephoning the office as per the numbers and hours shown below.

If you need to process a transaction and are struggling to get to the branch during our revised opening times, please contact us on the numbers shown below.

The Credit Union’s operating hours will remain as per normal (10am to 3pm, Monday to Friday) with our staff working from home to support our members when not in the office.

You can contact us on:

01229 870110 between 10am and 1pm on Tuesdays and Fridays


07729 412327 during our normal operating hours.

Thank you for your patience during this very difficult time and above all else... STAY SAFE






Phil Collier
6 January 2021


The Barrow & District Credit Union is an ethical, not for profit, financial co-operative which serves our members in Barrow and South West Cumbria with savings and loans facilities.

We offer an ethical alternative to high-profit lenders and a lifeline to those who struggle to access financial services. Our aim is to stamp out loan-sharks and doorstep lenders in our area by offering affordable and manageable credit that works for you. We are owned by our members, backed by our community, and have no external shareholders to pay.


Our lifeblood is our members and our volunteers. If you would like to join us – or assist in the running of Barrow & District Credit Union – please get in touch.