Save With Your Credit Union - Hi-Scot
5th August 2020
Hi-Scot Credit Union is a membership organisation covered by the Financial Services Authority who guarantee savings in credit unions.
It makes sense to save with us
Everyone benefits from regular saving, as it allows us to work towards our financial goals and gives peace-of-mind should an emergency arise. Committing yourself to a regular saving pattern can be difficult but at HI-Scot it's easy by either standing order or payroll deduction, and our members can save at an affordable level, be it £1 or £100.
Members can also request a dedicated payment card to make deposits to their accounts at any Post Office or PayPoint outlet, making saving even easier. Small regular amounts soon add up and remember that at HI-Scot you are not just another customer, but a co-owning member of an organisation which provides security and protection.
Withdrawing your savings at HI-Scot is also simple
The easiest way to withdraw your savings is via our online banking facility. We would encourage all our members to register for this service as you can also check your balances or download statements at any time.
We can arrange to transfer funds directly to your nominated bank account. Payments will be transferred between participating financial institutions by Faster Payment and provided you contact us by 3pm, your funds should be in your bank account by 4pm the same working day. We can't guarantee that all payments will be this fast, so you should check that the bank account you are sending money to receives Faster Payments. If you contact us after 3pm, your funds should be in your bank account by 4pm the following working day.
You must leave at least £1 in your savings account or the loan security amount of £250 if you have a Loyalty Loan.
A maximum of £250 cash can be withdrawn at our Stornoway office or we can issue you with a cheque.
Check it out at https://www.hi-scot.com/
2020 has not been the easiest of years and, for many people, saving has been the last thing on their minds - but there's never been a more prudent time to think about putting money aside for a rainy day. Or a global pandemic.
A Hi-Scot credit union loan is now easier than ever to arrange for members. Cars are a popular reason to borrow but loans can be arranged for a wide range of things.
Hi-Scot Credit Union covers the Highland and Islands and is membership organisation covered by the Financlal Services Authority Directors are elected each year and are unpaid volunteers with professional staff running the day to day business. Online banking has recently become available for members.
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"As we enter our fourteenth year of business, we'll be spreading the word about the benefits of saving with the credit union," said HI-Scot's General Manager, David Mackay. "HI-Scot is member led and member run and we offer a range of services." HI-Scot is well established in the Western Isles, where the credit union is based.
In 2020, HI-Scot credit union's focus is on making saving and borrowing easier for our members, particularly through the use of payroll deduction with businesses across the Highlands and Islands. Thousands of employees already have access to payroll deduction with HI-Scot, something the credit union wants to build on in the coming year, promoting the service to employees who work with existing partners and showing other businesses the benefits of offering payroll deduction to their staff.
HI-Scot, the credit union for the Highlands and Islands, has vowed to make 2020 the year when saving and borrowing are even more accessible. With a focus on payroll deduction, allowing people to save directly from their pay packet every month via their employer, the credit union offers a viable alternative to high street banking in 2020.
As 2019 draws to an end, the staff and volunteers at HI-Scot credit union are reflecting on a successful year for the organisation. "We are pleased to report that 2019 was another twelve months of growth for HI-Scot," said Margaret Ann MacLeod, Chair of the Board of Directors, "This is good news not only for the credit union, but for our members and the communities we serve across the Highlands and Islands." At the recent HI-Scot AGM, the members attending approved a 0.5% dividend.
Christmas came early across the Highlands and Islands for members of HI-Scot credit union. Canny savers received their Christmas savings in November, leaving plenty of time to get their Christmas shopping done.
The number thirteen might be unlucky for some, but not HI-Scot credit union who are celebrating thirteen years of serving their members across the Highlands and Islands of Scotland. From humble beginnings as an idea conceived by hard-working volunteers determined to bring an ethical, community-minded option for saving and borrowing to the islands, Western Isles credit union (HI-Scot's original incarnation) opened its doors in 2006.