Members eNewsletter September edition

Welcome to the September edition

Welcome to the September edition of the Thamesbank newsletter. This summer has been eventful whereby one of the highlights was the Olympic Games that took place in Tokyo. Our Vice Chair, Paul Oppe, shares his experience (and passion) of watching the Olympics Games.

You can learn more about some of our services such as our savings accounts where our Treasurer, Nicolas Dowler, will give you more information about depositing your money into Thamesbank’s savings accounts. You can also find out more on how to become a payroll partner as well as about home improvement loans.

In other news, we have been featured in the Rotary magazine for the September/October 2021 edition. We also have a few changes to our Board of Directors. You can read these stories and others in our newsletter below.

With kind regards,

Thamesbank editorial team

Are your children looking forward to the new term?

The children at Excel Emmanuel School, one of the schools in our Borough, certainly are. With big lunch (bowl of food at lunchtime), new books and decent uniforms, they are hungry to learn.

Are you and your children ready to go?

If you need anything now such as a Child Benefit Loan or want to start saving up for Christmas, remember that Thamesbank Credit Union is here to help.

Visit our website to see what we can offer and how we can help you to manage your needs, either short or long term.

Credit unions are affordable, reasonable and a reliable source to get credit. What’s more, they are owned by you, our members. There are about 2,000,000 members in the UK, and you are part of that community.

Savings accounts with Thamesbank

Nicolas Dowler, the Treasurer at Thamesbank Credit Union, gives you an insight into what happens with the money that you deposit in your Thamesbank savings account. He also shares what the limit to the deposits is that can be made in the savings accounts. He also advises on what would happen if you overpaid into the savings account.

You can read the full story on the website.

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Have you been watching the Olympics?

“Summer 2021, but it should be summer 2020. I should have been in Tokyo. Ever since 2004 in Athens, I have tried to go to watch the Olympic Games. I make a regular saving each month to my Thamesbank Credit Union Savings account to help fund this passion…”

Paul Oppe, the Vice Chair at Thamesbank Credit Union, shares his passion for the Olympics Games and how saving through Thamesbank helped him travel to different countries to watch his favourite sporting event.

You can read his story on our website.

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Do you know that Thamesbank Credit Union has been featured in the Rotary magazine?

We are so grateful to have partnered with Rotary to share the news about Thamesbank. It is important for us, to reach out to everyone who might need our services where we try to work with various organisations, who help people. If you are part of an organisation that can share the message about Thamesbank, please let us know.

You can read the full-featured article in the Rotary Magazine on pages 10-11.

Find out more

Home improvement loan

Homeowners with equity in their property can apply for a loan of up to £20,000 to enable the following home improvements:

  • Kitchen and bathroom upgrades
  • Extensions to their property
  • Boiler and heating replacements
  • Insulation improvements

This list is not exhaustive.

To qualify for this type of loan, you will need to meet the following criteria:

  • Members will need to have sufficient equity in their property
  • Have a clean credit check
  • Pass affordability checks
  • If ownership is shared both parties need to satisfy the conditions and sign loan agreements

As Thamesbank, we are here to support you with no set-up fee, or early repayment charges. Simply complete our online form.

All applications are subject to eligibility and credit checks.

Apply now

Thamesbank Credit Union would like to be payroll partners with London Boroughs

Thamesbank Credit Union would like to be payroll partners with London Boroughs of Ealing, Kingston Upon Thames, Richmond Upon Thames, Wandsworth and the Borough of Spelthorne, Surrey.

We are celebrating our partnership with Hounslow Borough and have launched a campaign rewarding all new employees who join us. T&Cs apply. We are delighted that we have featured on their staff intranet and are encouraging savings. We hope that together we will increase the financial well-being of all their employees by encouraging savings.

Learn more about the Payroll Deduction Scheme on our website.

Find out more

Members noticeboard

Thamesbank Credit Union is proud to have been nominated in the ‘Best Credit Union (South)’ at the Consumer Credit Awards. Thank you to all our members who have voted for us.

Changes to the Board of Directors


Sarah Gardner, Vice Chair, will be stepping down as Vice Chair of Thamesbank Credit Union after three years of service. We would like to take this opportunity to thank Sarah for her amazing contribution to Thamesbank Credit Union.

Paul Oppe has been appointed as Vice Chair of Thamesbank Credit Union, and Edward de Waal has been appointed as Regulatory/Secretary.