Saving feels good, Winning feels great!
You can do both with PrizeSaver
The savings account with monthly prizes

how PrizeSaver works

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Every £1 in your account
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enters you into the monthly prize draw
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you get up to 200 entries each time
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so the more you save
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the more chances you have to win!

A chance to win from just £1

PrizeSaver accounts are simple: every £1 in your account at the end of each month gives you one automatic entry into the following month’s prize draw. You get a maximum of 200 entries a month, which is equal to £200 in savings.

Every single month, one prize of £5,000 and 20 bonus prizes of £20 are available. If you win, your credit union will contact you to let you know.
1 times £5,000 grand prize with 20 times bonus £20 prizes

Eligibility

Anyone can join a credit union, but you must have a common bond with other member, such as:

  • living or working in the same area
  • working for the same employer
  • belonging to the same trade union or association
Choose a credit union from the list below and check their website to see if you’re eligible.

open a prizesaver account with a participating credit union

its easy to start saving:

  1. Click on your relevant credit union.
  2. Apply for membership.
  3. Open your PrizeSaver account and start saving for the chance to win.

Frequently asked questions

For full details of your PrizeSaver account, read the terms and conditions provided by your credit union when you are opening your account.

WHAT IS A CREDIT UNION?

A credit union is a financial co-operative which offers savings, loans and other services to its members. It’s owned and controlled by its members.

Is my money protected?

Savings in a credit union, up to £85,000, are protected by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme.

Who regulates credit unions?

Credit unions are authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority, and regulated by the UK Financial Conduct Authority and Prudential Regulation Authority.

How do I know if I’m eligible to open a PrizeSaver account?

You should check your chosen credit union’s website to see whether you fall within their ‘common bond’. The common bond will vary, but may include living or working in the same area, working for the same employer, or belonging to the same trade union or association.

You must also be over 18, be resident in England, Wales or Scotland, and hold your PrizeSaver account in your own name. This means that you won’t be able to open a PrizeSaver account as a joint account, or as a corporate account.

I don’t have a common bond with any of the participating credit unions. What do I do?

Not all credit unions in the UK offer a PrizeSaver account. You might still be eligible to join another credit union, and open one of their other savings accounts. Find out if you’re eligible at www.findyourcreditunion.co.uk

Can I open more than one PrizeSaver account?

You can only have one PrizeSaver account. This means you should not have more than one PrizeSaver account with a participating credit union. You should also not open PrizeSaver accounts in more than one of the participating credit unions.

How do prize draw entries work?

Every £1 in your account gives you one entry into the monthly prize draw (up to £200). You are automatically entered into the draw every month. The maximum number of entries for each person is 200, equal to £200 in savings.

The number of entries you have in each month’s draw will be based on your account balance on the last day of the previous month (up to 200 entries). For example, your entries into the February draw will be determined by the balance in your account on the last day in January.

What are the prizes?

Every month there is one prize of £5,000, and 20 bonus prizes of £20. The value of the prizes may increase during the pilot but will not decrease.

When does the monthly draw take place?

The prize draw will usually take place on the 15th of each month. If the 15th of the month falls on a weekend or bank holiday, the draw may take place on a different date.

The final prize draw will take place no less than six weeks before the end of the pilot.

Can I withdraw my money?

Individual credit unions taking part in the pilot may place restrictions on withdrawals from PrizeSaver accounts. You should check with your credit union when you open your account.

How much can I deposit in the account?

You can save more than £200, but you won’t get additional prize draw entries. Individual credit unions participating in the pilot may limit the amount you can deposit in your account. You should check with your credit union when opening an account.

Will I get interest?

Some, but not all, participating credit unions will offer you interest or dividend on your savings. You should speak to your credit union when opening an account to find out whether they will.

PrizeSaver is a pilot. What does this mean?

Participating credit unions are offering the prize draw as part of a pilot announced by HM Treasury in the Autumn Budget 2018. The pilot will run until March 2021. During this time, we will test whether the PrizeSaver accounts are successful, and whether we can improve how they are designed.

What happens at the end of the pilot?

When you open your PrizeSaver account, your credit union should inform you what will happen to your account at the end of the pilot. You should check this with your credit union when opening your account.

The final prize draw will take place no less than six weeks before the end of the pilot.

Latest Winners

15 JUNE DRAW

This month we ran two additional draws to give more members the opportunity to win prizes. We ran one draw for employer credit unions and one for regional credit unions. The number of prizes was adjusted to reflect the number of winners in each draw.
Headline Prize
The headline £5,000 prize was won by a member of 1st Lewisham Plus Credit Union.
Bonus Prize
Smaller prizes have been won by members of:
  • Bradford District Credit Union
  • Clockwise Credit Union
  • Commsave Credit Union
  • East Sussex Credit Union
  • London Capital Credit Union
  • Nottingham Credit Union
  • Serve and Protect Credit Union
Headline Prize

In the Employer Ad Hoc draw, the headline prizes were won by members of:

  • Commsave Credit Union
  • Serve and Protect Credit Union
Bonus Prize

Smaller prizes were won by members of:

  • Commsave Credit Union
  • Planesaver Credit Union
  • Serve and Protect Credit Union
Headline Prize

In the Regional Ad Hoc draw, the headline prize was won by a member of Westcountry Savings and Loans.

Bonus Prize

Smaller prizes were won by members of:

  • 1st Alliance Ayrshire Credit Union
  • Bradford District Credit Union
  • Central Liverpool Credit Union
  • Clockwise Credit Union
  • East Sussex Credit Union
  • Lewisham Plus Credit Union
  • London Capital Credit Union
  • Nottingham Credit Union
  • South Manchester Credit Union
  • Westcountry Savings and Loans

older draws

See where the headline prizes have been won so far

17 February draw A member of Plane Savers Credit Union won the headline prize

16 March draw A member of Police Credit Union won the headline prize

15 April draw A member of Commsave Credit Union won the headline prize

15 May draw A member of 1st Alliance Ayrshire Credit Union won the headline prize

For information on older prize draws, talk to your local participating credit union.