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East Kilbride Credit Union Ltd

have been providing first class financial services since 1982. Situated in 43 Brouster Hill, East Kilbride, Glasgow, G74 1AG

The credit union is run by members for members and over 10,000 residents have already made use of services. They also have a thriving junior membership, with almost 600 youngsters making excellent use of our savings facilities.

The Home Start Deposit Scheme (HSDS) started in 2017 is a ground breaking new initiative by East Kilbride credit union that helps members save up the deposit needed to apply for a mortgage and purchase their first home. The opportunity for members only, secures funds for properties which cost a maximum £100,000. In just one year 51 first-time buyers have signed up to the scheme. members insist they would never have been able to buy their own home because they were renting and it would have taken them forever to save up.


Falkirik Credit Union Ltd

The credit union was established in 1994 by a group of taxi drivers and was initially set up as a savings club but was registered in June 1995. The first loan granted was understood to be for £500 and was handed out in 1995. In 2007 Westquarter and Redding Community Credit Union who had started in 1991 joined the existing savings group and the name was changed to Falkirk District Credit Union. Membership grew further over the next ten years. 2014 saw Grangemouth Credit Union established in 1998 transfer to Falkirk District Credit Union. November 2015 some Local politicians got together with members to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Credit Union. Also in that year the credit union had just over £1.6 million in shares and loans of £848,000. Membership stood at 2233 adult and 524 junior members and there have been many more throughout the years. Development also in 2015 of on line access via the website was greatly received by the membership. In march 2016 the credit union took part in Westquarter &. Redding. Community Project providing a successful outcome of what the credit union can offer to the community. On Wednesday 27th September 2017 refreshments were provided for the newly refurbished office with a cake and coffee. Launch of the event was also  to raise funds for Strathcarron Hospice in memory of Margaret Bennett, a former board member. In addition, all new members £2 joining fees from the week were donated to Strathcarron Hospice.

North East Fife Credit Union Ltd

began as Cupar credit union in March 1999, solely in the Cupar area thanks to a group of dedicated volunteers who knew the people of Cupar needed an alternative option to the high street banks. With support from Fife Council collection points were opened within the County Buildings of Cupar and an outreach point in Springfield church hall. In 2004 the common bond was extended to cover the whole of the North East Fife and changed the name to reflect that. Collection points were opened in YMCA/YWCA Cupar, Town hall/ Library Anstruther, Guide hall Auchtermuchty and St Andrews (which sadly closed after 6 months due to lack of public interest). There are plans to open other collection points in Newburgh, Tayport and hopefully other outreach areas if the support and volunteers become available. North East Fife is run solely by volunteers, some of whom are the elected Board of Management, who meet once a month to discuss all matters arising and to consider any plans for the future movement of the Credit Union. All Directors have an active role within the Credit Union. 

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18.08 | 14:55

I am very proud to be a part of the credit union and the ethos of people helping people.

Congratulations to No1 CopperPot.

14.07 | 04:57

A very inspiring and educational experience. It awaken my interest to serve the community.

01.07 | 13:06

As schools Development Worker for Unify Credit Union, I found the schools project resources very useful.... some really good ideas, Thank you x

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