Savings Account

Access Savings Account

Easy access to your savings

Additional savings with no rules

Here at Ayrshire Credit Union we want to promote the joys of thrift and get everyone into the saving habit. We try to make it as easy as possible for members to save. Our Access Savings Account (Share 2) is available to all members who keep at least £5 in their Savings Account (Share 1). If you are not looking to borrow in the future, then this is the savings account for you. To make it even easier, there is no need for forms, just select Share 2 on your pay-in-slip, we will do the rest.

  • I am over 16
  • I live or work in Ayrshire

How can I pay in to my savings account?

Members of Ayrshire Credit Union are encouraged to save regularly, and that's why we try and make it as easy as possible:

  • You can pay-in at our office at 24 The Foregate, Kilmarnock, KA1 1LU
  • You can also pay by Standing Order
  • We can also arrange payroll deductions for employees of our Payroll Partners
  • You can even pay in at any Post Office or Paypoint outlet (Payments take around two business days to reach your account and we ask that you pay in a minimum of £10)
  • Members can also have their Benefits paid directly to their shares

How easily can I withdraw my savings?

All withdrawals over £500 can be made by either Bank Transfer or Cheque - visit the Credit Union office and request a withdrawal form.

Is there a minimum amount I must save?

No. You can save as much or as little as you like, as often as you want. You can save from 50p to £15,000 (across all share accounts) - the choice is yours!

How safe is my money?

Credit Unions are authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) to ensure the Board and other Volunteers make prudent decisions and take good care of the members money. Alongside the banks and building societies, the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) also covers Credit Unions. And of course, if you feel we have not dealt properly with your complaint, you can also turn to the Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS).

Ayrshire Credit Union provides Life Insurance at no direct cost to Members.

Our Life Savings Insurance is a unique value added benefit which gives you a level of additional cover you simply would not get with traditional banking institutions.

Savings at date of death will be doubled up to member’s 65th birthday. Savings made after age 65 and up to the member’s 80th birthday will have 25% added (maximum cover £5,000).

Conditions apply (for full information please speak to one of our volunteers).

This additional insurance cover provides invaluable support to bereaved families and many of our members rely on this to help contribute to funeral costs.

We are covered by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS). The FSCS can pay compensation to depositors if a credit union is unable to meet its financial obligations. Most depositors – including most individuals and small businesses – are covered by the scheme. Find out more about the FSCS Depositor Guarantee.

We are also authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority. This means that we meet strict conditions for trading, we are required to submit information on our financial performance to the regulators every three months. In addition all of the senior decision makers within the credit union have to be vetted by the regulators.