How to Join Gloucestershire Credit Union

Applying for Membership

Membership of Gloucestershire Credit Union is open to anyone aged over 18 living or working in Gloucestershire. Anyone aged under 18 can apply to open a Junior Savers account.

You may join Gloucestershire Credit Union using the online form below or by completing a paper application form and bringing this to our office together with documents to validate your identity and address.

Companies or organisations with a place of business in Gloucestershire can open a corporate account, please contact us for further details and to obtain an application form.

Joining Online

Before proceeding to the online membership application form please check that you have the following which are needed to complete the application process:

  • Your personal email address
  • Personal information including your National Insurance number
  • Your Driving Licence number
      or
  • Your Passport number

If you do not have this information then you will have to join using a paper form at our office.

Checking Your Identity

As part of the joining process we will use an online identity check with a credit referece agency to verify your identity and address. This is not a credit check and will not be recorded on your credit record.

Your First Deposit

After completing the application form you will be directed to the Paypal website where you will be asked to make your first deposit to activate your new credit union account. You will be asked to pay £10; £3 is a one off joining fee and £7 will be credit to your savings account. You will need either a valid credit or debit card or a Paypal account to make this payment.

Financial Services Compensation Scheme

Before completing the application form you should download and read the information about the protection of your savings by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme.

Download Financial Services Compensation Scheme Information Sheet

You will be asked to confirm that you have read this as part of the joining process.

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