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19 - Smarter way to shop through Castle & Crystal

Castle & Crystal Credit Union is launching a new prepaid debit card which can help people earn rewards on their shopping.

The Engage account comes with a contactless VISA debit card which can be used to earn online discounts, including cash back rewards of up to 15 per cent on shopping at a range of high street retailers, and is being launched on October 3.

Those signing up for an Engage account will also benefit from access to the free ‘Envelopes’ money management tool, which allows people to place money aside for bills and rent payments to prevent accidentally overspending.

Everyone who lives or works in the borough of Dudley and the county of Worcestershire can sign-up and order their card for free from Castle & Crystal Credit Union.

Councillor Rachel Harris, cabinet member for health and wellbeing, said:

“The Engage account and card is a new service offered by Castle & Crystal Credit Union, and can even be accessed on your mobile phone.

“The card will have great benefits for local people who can gain rewards as they shop and manage their personal budgeting at the same time, helping residents money go that little bit further.

“I hope people will take full advantage of the Engage account and card.”

For full details about the Engage card or sign-up for an account call 01384 815771 or visit the branch at 25 New Street, Dudley or visit www.castleandcrystal.co.uk


Notes to editors:

1.     Engage account and card benefits include:
Contactless card, UK sort code and account number, free to apply for card and free mobile app available for Android and Apple devices. Also, free money management tool 'envelope', earn up to 15% cashback with Engage rewards partners, and free to set up a standing order. Details at www.castleandcrystal.co.uk/benefits_engage_cards.php

2.     Engage card frequently asked questions and information on fees and charges can be found at www.castleandcrystal.co.uk/benefits_forms.php 

3.     Castle & Crystal Credit Union can be followed on Twitter @Castle_Crystal and found on Facebook at CastleCrystalCreditUnion.

4.     Castle & Crystal is located is 25 New Street, Dudley, DY1 1LT.

5.     A credit union is a not-for-profit financial co-operative that is owned by its members and runs for the benefit of its members. As a mutual organisation, we allow people within the local community to save and borrow money whilst keeping your money circulating within the local area. More information on what a credit union is can be found at www.castleandcrystal.co.uk/about_what_is_a_cu.php

6.     Castle & Crystal Credit Union is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority.  All deposits are protected up to £75,000 by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS)

News Release Contact Information

Chris Howes - 01384 815232 - pressoffice@dudley.gov.uk