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Q: Who is eligible for membership with Lifetime Co-operative Credit Union?

A: Our Membership is open to the relatives of members, such as a husband, wife, children, parents, siblings, aunts, uncles, nephews, nieces and grandchildren. Membership is also open to all current and former employees of a Massy company as well as their past and present associate companies. A person can also be recommended for membership by any two members of the Credit Union who are in good financial standing.

Q: How can I become a member of the Lifetime Co-operative Credit Union?

A: Interested persons may visit our offices and complete an application form or download the form from this website. Two forms of valid identification, (one of which must be picture e.g. B’dos ID card, passport, drivers license), must be submitted along with a recent proof of address (utility bill or bank statement) and BBD $5.00 application fee and $50.00 Qualifying Shares.

Q: What accounts are offered to members?

A: Lifetime Co-operative Credit Union offers members the following Saving Accounts

(a) Qualifying Shares (D6) – Qualifying shares entitle you to full membership with the Credit Union as well as:

• Exercise your membership right to vote at the yearly AGM.

• Obtain loans from the Credit Union*.

• Receive annual dividend payments (when such is paid).

• All members must maintain a balance of at least BBD $50.00 in this account to be considered a member with the Credit Union.


(b) Share Account (S0) – funds deposited into this account will earn dividends, which are paid annually as approved by the Credit Union’s Board of Directors and dependent on the Credit Union’s financial performance.


(c) Special Shares (S1) – this is a compulsory savings account for persons who have loans that may exceed their personal savings. The compulsory share account acts as additional security for the loan and assists you to continue saving while repaying a loan. This account also earns dividends annually when they are paid.


(d) Call Deposits (D0) – this account earns interest at the regular savings rate. Interest deposited to this account is calculated on the daily balance and paid quarterly.

Q: What is the difference between shares and deposits?

A: All members must have a share account, which is evidence of their stake in the Credit Union. Theshare account entitles you to receive loans from the Credit Union and dividends are paid when applicable. A deposit account is a regular savings account that pays interest.


Q: When is interest paid on deposits?

A: Interest paid on a deposit account is calculated on the daily balance and paid quarterly.

Q: When will I receive dividends?

A: Dividend payments vary depending on the performance of the Credit Union. Dividends are paid after approval at the Annual General Meeting. A dividend is dependent on the performance of the Credit Union as well as a recommendation from the Credit Union’s Board of Directors.

Q: Where can I conduct Credit Union transactions?

A: Credit Union transactions can be conducted at the Credit Union’s three (3) offices in Bridgetown, Christ Church and Fontabelle.

Q: How can I make withdrawals and deposits from these locations?

A: To make withdrawals and/or deposits from the Credit Union’s locations, you must present any form of valid picture identification. After each transaction, you will receive a receipt from the teller detailing your transaction.

Q: When can I make withdrawals and deposits at these Locations?

A: You can make withdrawals and deposits at the Credit Union offices as follows:
Hincks Street, Bridgetown Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Sargeants Village, Christ Church – Monday-Thursday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m and Friday 9:00am to 6:00pm
Kensington Mall, Fontabelle – Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m and Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Q: When will I receive my statement?

A: Statements are sent out at the end of every three (3) months of the year.

Q: What is the minimum deposit amount to keep my account open?

A: You must maintain a minimum share balance of $50.00 to keep your account open.

Q: I want to make a change to my account, what is the process?

A: In order to make changes to your account, you must come into the Credit Union and complete the relevant forms for the required change.

Q: How can I make a change to my payroll deduction to my account?

A: In order to make changes to payroll deductions, you must come into the Credit Union and complete the relevant payroll deduction forms.

Q: How can I apply for loans?

A: You can apply for loans outside of your savings either online or by visiting one of our offices and completing a loan application form. An original job letter and recent payslip are required for loans outside of savings; loan requirements may vary depending on the type of loan. However, if it is a loan within savings, members can call the Credit Union and apply via telephone.

Q: After I open an account, how long do I have to wait before applying for a loan?

A: All members are required to establish a savings history with the Credit Union over a period of at least three (3) months, before applying for an unsecured loan. Starting a savings plan is an easy way to help build your savings! For more information, please contact us at 431-0803.

Q: What is the approval time for loans?

A: Approval times on loans vary according to the category of the loan. Approval time can take from as little as a few hours for loans within savings, to a few months for mortgages.

Q: Does the Credit Union offer pension plans?

A: Yes, the Credit Union offers pension plans. If you are interested in a Registered Retirement Savings Plan, you can make an appointment with our representative at Sagicor to discuss plan options. Your contributions to your pension plan can be made directly through the Credit Union via payroll deductions.

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