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About Gloucestershire Credit Union

Gloucestershire Credit Union is a community financial co-operative, helping anyone who lives and/or works in the county to build their financial security and better face the future. We offer fair, flexible and responsible savings accounts and loans and because we’re local, we can get to know our members, putting a friendly face on finance. We operate just within Gloucestershire and, by saving or borrowing with us, your money will be doing good at the same time through supporting the local economy and helping other people within Gloucestershire’s communities.

Everyone who has a savings account or loan with Gloucestershire Credit Union becomes a member, and all members have a share of the organisation’s profit at the end of each financial year. They can even have a say in how the credit union is run.

Gloucestershire Credit Union offers a responsible, reliable alternative to the high street banks and similar bodies. All our members’ savings are protected by the Financial Services’ Compensation Scheme and we’re authorised by the Prudential Regulatory Authority (part of the Bank of England) and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulatory Authority. We’re managed by a Board of Directors who keep tight control of our operations, giving you re-assurance to do business with us.

Credit Unions’ approach to finance is over 150 years old but it has stood the test of time. They began in Germany in the 1850s and have since spread all over the world: Gloucestershire Credit Union is one of over 57,400 credit unions operating in more than 115 countries including Australia, America, the Dominican Republic and the Seychelles.

Join us if you want:

  • a trust-worthy alternative to high street banks, payday lenders and other financial options
  • a loan with no small print, no late or early repayment fees, and no set-up costs
  • control over your money
  • your money to do good at the same time

"Gloucestershire Credit union has been such a help to me"

“I have always found them easy to deal with especially at times of financial stress when life is often difficult enough without having to deal with the high street banks. Staff there are friendly and efficient and I don’t feel judged like I have done with banks in the past. They are more approachable in general and have been such a help to me.”

Emma, Gloucester

Join us

Becoming a member involves opening a savings account which costs just £5 admin fee and a £5 deposit into your new account.

Join online here, download an application form or ring us on 01452 422712

Apply for a loan

We have a range of loan options for both new and existing members so we can find the one that best meets your needs.

Apply online for a loan, download an application form or ring 01452 422712.

Have any questions?

Find out more about us in our ‘Frequently Asked Questions’ section where hopefully you’ll find the information you need.

If not, ring us on 01452 422712 Monday – Friday, 10am – 1pm, or email

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