Community First


At Arches we put the customer at the heart of everything we do.

That’s why we’ve partnered with credit union Community First, who are able to offer alternative options for managing your finances.

They will be available every Wednesday afternoon from 12.45pm until 3.30pm at our offices to offer independent advice to the entire community on accounts, loans and finances.

You don’t have to be a tenant to drop in - but Arches will pay the administration charge for any tenant that opens a Budget Account with them.

Services you can access through Community First

  • Budgeting accounts - to help manage payments, ensuring you don’t miss your rent or any critical bill payments.
  • Personal loans – affordable loan products with low interest rates to cover any unexpected expenses.
  • Household Items Service - get brand new appliances delivered straight to your home!
  • Online banking – view and manage your accounts online or via a mobile app.
  • Prepaid debit card – cut down on unnecessary spending by preloading your card with the money you need.


Get in touch with Community First

You can find out more information at or by calling 0303 0300 010.

You can also drop in to our offices at 122 Burngreave Road every Wednesday afternoon to chat with a friendly adviser.