Change font size:

Managing money

Jubilee Tower Credit Union

Credit unions are a great way to help you manage your money. They are local, approachable, are safe as any bank or building society and offer secure savings and affordable loans. Credit unions are responsible lenders and invest in your local community. They offer low rates of interest on loans, dividends on savings and free life assurance on savings and loans.

Jubilee Tower Credit Union is a 'not for profit' community savings and loans cooperative, which is owned and controlled by its members. There are a number of collection points around Blackburn with Darwen where you can join or pay in money. Their contact details are below.

Jubilee Tower Credit Union
Address: 5 -7 Bolton Road, Darwen, BB3 1DF
Phone: 01254 776611


Age UK's Money Advice service

Age UK's Money Advice service provides free, impartial information sessions on a range of financial issues and queries including tax, pensions and retirement planning, savings and investments, credit and borrowing, mortgages and payment  protection, welfare benefits and debt.  Trained Money Guides offer a range of information and support with issues like budgeting and can also signpost onto further advice when required.  The service is available to people of all ages and aims to support people to better manage and plan their finances.   Information sessions can be provided at a range of venues and home visits are also available. 

Age UK Blackburn with Darwen
Address: 4 King Street, Blackburn
Phone: 01254 266620
Fax: 01254 266621


Money Advice Service

The Money Advice Service is a government service offering free and impartial money advice.  To find out more visit the Money Advice Service website


Illegal Money Lending

If you have been approached by a loan shark or if you suspect someone is a loan shark you should report them by ringing 0300 555 2222, or email  

Getting the right advice to manage your money can help you to avoid debt problems.

image of piggy bank