Banking powered by local people
We bring people together from all walks of life to create fair banking for the whole community. Save or borrow with us if you live or work in Bristol, BANES, North Somerset or South Gloucestershire.
We don’t just help you improve your finances and fund a better future. By banking with us, you’re helping others in your neighbourhood do the same.
- Borrow from £100 to £15,000
- Affordable interest rates
- Everyone considered
- Save from £1
- Instant access
- Your money used for fair loans
Family Finance Plan
- £500 credit limit
- Repay with your child benefit
- Easy to qualify
Affordable loans with no hidden fees or charges
Range of savings accounts from easy-access to ISAs
Your money benefits local people not distant shareholders
Friendly Bristol-based staff, always ready to help
Making finance simple, affordable and fair
Fighting unfair banking together
Building stronger communities
I first found out about BCU over 10 years ago and immediately knew I wanted to be part of it. By becoming a member I know my savings are only going to directly help people and local enterprises in my own community.
I have regularly saved with Bristol Credit Union for over 10 years. It helps me budget and plan ahead for things like birthdays, Christmas and holidays. I like knowing my money is being well looked after, and staying local!
I just think they are awesome! They are local, among the community they serve, easy to access, a sense of belonging, real as though they understood what life is like for the ordinary person and that is something one cannot buy!
It’s a huge relief to find a lender that doesn’t penalise you for having a limited credit file. It has had a significant positive impact on the well being of me and my family.
I was very surprised at how easy it was when I was accepted and it has now got my car back roadworthy and usable so I am double-ly happy. BCU offer a great service to the public at very reasonable interest rates. 3 cheers for BCU!
What does the Fairbanking Mark stand for?
Bristol Credit Union has a five star mark for our personal loan product. The Fairbanking Mark ranges from three to five stars, and is only awarded to financial products which pass stringent assessment criteria.
Annual General Meeting 2019/20 and Special General Meeting
Online, Tuesday 23rd March 2021, 7.00pm
Meet the Bristol Credit Union Board: Louise Eaton-Terry
Louise brings vast experience to BCU, having worked in financial services for over 15 years.
What does 2021 need?
Almost a year on the reality of the COVID-19 situation is growing ever more present.
Local businesses support staff wellbeing with Money@Work scheme
The MONEY@WORK scheme is available for employees of our employer partners