Lincoln partnership champions year-long Christmas savings

The Christmas decorations are coming down in Lincoln, but a partnership against poverty in the city is encouraging people to save up for next 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 in preparation.

Lincolnshire Credit Union has a Christmas Saver Account where people can put money away for what can be a very expensive time of year.

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.

The campaign 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 also be giving out advice cards to their employees to let them know where budgeting, debt and welfare support can be found.

For more information about Lincolnshire Credit Union’s Christmas Saver Account, people can call 01522 873550.

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,” she said.