Why not make your money work harder by taking advantage of some of the latest offers available to you via UCU Plus.
From the latest offers on insurance and credit cards, through to mortgage and retirement planning we strive to help make your money go further.
In this edition:-
• CUSN provides more financial advice than ever before
• Free retirement planning DVD for every member
• Home and car insurance from Norwich Union
• See what extra benefits you could receive with Endsleigh
• UCU credit card brings useful benefits
CUSN provides more advice than ever before
There has been yet another increase in the amount of calls to the College and University
Support Network’s (CUSN’s) phone line. In its recently released Quarterly Report,
the charity reported that it had received 717 calls between July and September in
comparison to 338 during the same period in 2007.
Although CUSN says it was expecting a slight drop in service usage during the summer
break, the figures actually saw an increase; up from 577 in the previous quarter.
The top category remained ‘Working Conditions’, representing 35.6 per cent of all
calls. 50 per cent of all ‘Working Conditions’ calls concerned ‘Legal Issues’ (including
allegations, redundancy and discrimination).
The credit crunch also seems to be taking its toll with calls asking for money advice
or financial assistance now representing 20.9 per cent of all calls.
CUSN is the national charity dedicated to improving the wellbeing of all those working
in adult, further and higher education. The charity’s online and telephone services
are free, confidential and available 24/7. To access CUSN services or to order promotional
materials please call 08000 329 952 or go to www.cusn.info
Retirement Planning DVD available
for every member
Are you confused about your retirement options? Would you like to know more about retirement planning? Endsleigh Financial Independent Tailoring have the answer.
The Retirement Planning DVD, produced in association with UCU, provides you with essential information about retirement planning and your pension scheme. Presenter, Barron De Rose, guides you through the retirement planning options in a simple and engaging manner.
All you have to do is simply select the topic that applies to your situation. If you do not fully understand the subject matter first time around, simply pause and review the section again!
Pauline Wardleworth, Endsleigh’s UCU Co-ordinator stated:
“Wow! I think Barron’s DVD is excellent.
The ‘pace’ is just right and he explains everything clearly and simply…I found it particularly informative from a personal standpoint of someone who thinks about their pension on a fairly frequent basis these days!”
Whether you are soon to retire, wish to plan for early retirement or simply want to ensure that you are making the right retirement planning choices, the DVD will help you understand the issues you should consider when planning for a relaxing retirement.
The DVD offers material useful for any UCU member. Order your FREE DVD now simply email Barron.de-Rose@endsleigh.co.uk, with your full name, home address and contact details.
Home & Car Insurance
from Norwich Union
10% discount if you take our both our
home and motor insurance.
Education professionals are less
likely to make claims than those in many other jobs. That's why Norwich Union has created insurance just for you. Their cover has been specifically designed to suit the day-to-day lifestyle of education professionals. For example, with motor insurance, all repairs carried out by their approved repairer network are guaranteed for three years. Does your current insurer provide this level of cover as standard?
Call Norwich Union free on 0800 0466 389 for a competitive quote today. Calls may be recorded and/or monitored.
FREE Annual Travel Insurance with Endsleigh.
As a thank you to existing customers, Endsleigh are offering existing UCU home customers, free annual comprehensive travel insurance when they purchase car insurance before 28/02/2009.
The offer is available to existing Endsleigh home customers only and those under 74, with no pre-existing medical conditions. Simply call Endsleigh now on 0800 141 2730 and they will sort the rest for you.
Terms and conditions apply; click here for more information
Strengthen your finances with the UCU MasterCard
To apply for a UCU MasterCard, call 08000 322 036 or click here