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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.
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
- Your bank account number and sort code
If you don't have this information, then you will have to join by completing a paper-version of the form in person at our office.
Checking Your Identity
As part of the joining process we will use an online identity check with a credit reference 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: £5 is a one off joining fee and £5 will be credited 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 how your savings are protected by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme.
You will be asked to confirm that you have read this as part of the joining process.