In 1992, Ian Telfer (Warrington Borough Council Community Development Officer) instigated a training course for volunteers, the long-term aim of which was the introduction of credit unions to Warrington.
North Savings Club As a result, Poulton North Savings Club was established in 1993.
1994: Credit Union Status The Savings Club prospered and in 1994 was granted the right to operate as a credit union by
the Registrar of Friendly Societies. This was the recognition and vote of confidence the volunteers had been working hard to achieve. As a result, the credit union opened with some 180 members.
2000: Common Bond Area Extended In
March 2000, the credit union extended its Common Bond area to include the New Town area of Birchwood ward.
2002: Merger with Poplars' Credit Union The credit union subsequently amalgamated with Poplars' credit union
in 2002. With the merger and Common Bond area approved, the organisation became North East Warrington Credit Union, reflecting more completely the catchments’s area it now served. From the original 3 square miles, NEWCU now operated across 24 square
miles with a resident population in the region of 60,000.
2014: NEWCU embraces Warrington NEWCU's Common Bond area now covers the whole of Warrington with a resident population of just over 200,000