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Discount doubled on annual Brighton & Hove bus pass with credit union deal

1 year ago Wed 27th Feb 2019

Our regular customers can save more than £100 on an annual Brighton & Hove bus ticket, in a deal struck between us and East Sussex Credit Union, which doubles the previous discount to 20% off an annual ticket. 

The offer helps those on lower incomes take advantage of the savings gained from buying an annual ticket and spread the cost over the year, if you wish to take out a loan with the credit union.

Annual citySAVERs normally cost £635 but cost only £508 if you buy one as a credit union member, a saving of £127; while the £693 you’d normally spend on an annual networkSAVER goes down to £554 with the member discount, £139 off.

East Sussex Credit Union member Alison Burrell already has an annual pass and is looking forward to the extra discount.   

Alison said: “As someone that lives and works in the city, saving money on travel is important to me. Being able to save 20% on my pass by being a member of East Sussex Credit Union means that I will have more money to spend on other things. I think this is a great way of supporting local residents.”  

Pay monthly 

There’s also the option to apply for a credit union loan and spread the payments over 12 months. You’ll still save £59 a year on a citySAVER and £64 a year on a networkSAVER. 

Our Managing Director Martin Harris said it was great news for commuters and everybody else who travelled regularly by bus.  

“We’re happy to work with the credit union to make annual passes an even better deal for our passengers. It also means people who can’t pay upfront can apply for a credit union loan and spread the cost with monthly payments.”  

East Sussex Credit Union CEO, Ann Hickey, said: “I am pleased the credit union is able to improve its offer on discounted annual bus passes with Brighton & Hove Buses. Local people will benefit from our partnership going from strength to strength.”  

Fast facts  

  • This discount is available to all credit union members, provided they live or work in East Sussex or Brighton & Hove, or they’re a member of Unite in the South East region.   

  • Annual passes will be loaded onto your key card, either an existing one or order one online here.  

  • If you can’t afford to pay upfront, you can apply for a Bus Pass Loan and pay monthly  

  • The interest on the loan reduces the ticket savings  

  • There are no loan arrangement fees and the loan application process is simple  

  • There’s a one-off £5 membership fee to join the credit union   

 For more details, please visit the East Sussex Credit Union website.

Prices quoted correct at time of story February 2019.

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