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Credit Unions can be a very good way for people to borrow and save money at a good rate of interest. They are financial co-operatives owned and controlled by their members.

Credit Unions are regulated and authorised by the Financial Services Authority. They have lower operating costs and overheads compared to most High Street banks and building societies and their profits are returned directly to the people who are members, and not to third party shareholders. They provide a friendly local service and have helped a lot of people who may not have had a savings account before and young people who may be managing a household budget for the first time. Several Credit Unions regularly go into schools to talk to children about the benefits of saving from an early age and about day to day money management.  They offer training and support to their members on money management.

The more members a Credit Union has the more successful they are in offering loans and dividends to their members.

There are local Credit Unions in:
Credit Union location Credit Union contact details
Aylesbury Credit Union Ltd, Rycote Place, 30-38 Cambridge Street, Aylesbury, Bucks, HP20 1RS 01296 732600
 
Bedford Credit Union Ltd, 6 St. Pauls Square, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK40 1SQ 01234 346352
http://www.bedfordcreditunion.org.uk/
Black Squirrel Credit Union, 23 Milton View, Hitchin, Hertfordshire, SG4 0QD 01462 681691
http://www.bscu.org.uk/
Dacorum First Credit Union, Suites 1 & 2. 11 The Bridge, Bridge Street, Hemel Hempstead, Herts, HP1 1EG

01442 240250
http://dacorumfirst.co.uk/

HertSavers Credit Union Ltd, Bill Salmon Centre, 88 Town Centre, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, AL10 0JW 01707 269239
http://www.hertsavers.co.uk/
HertSavers Credit Union Ltd, Farriers Way Community Centre, Farriers Way, Borehamwood, Hertfordshire, WD6 2TB

07565 533874
http://www.hertsavers.co.uk/

Money Matters Credit Union Ltd,
Landrace Road, Luton, LU4 0SW
01582 666 877
https://www.mmcu.co.uk/
St Albans District C U Ltd, 135 Hatfield Rd, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL1 4JX 01727 859 135
https://www.stalbanscreditunion.co.uk/
Stevenage Credit Union Ltd, 11 The Hyde, Shephall, Stevenage, Hertfordshire, SG2 9SD 01438 740844
https://www.stevenagecreditunion.com/
Swan Community Bank
Foundation House, The Square, Wolverton, Milton Keynes, Bucks, MK12 5HX
0303 030 0147
https://swancommunitybank.org.uk/
Watford Credit Union Ltd
59 Clarendon Road, Watford, WD17 1LA
01923 236401
http://www.watfordcreditunion.co.uk/

The Association of British Credit Unions can also provide information – log on to abcul.coop

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