Latest News

31 Jan 2024

Platinum Award

We’re so excited to share this news with you – we've won a Feefo Platinum Trusted Service Award for our customer service in 2024!  

26 Jan 2024

January 2024 Newsletter

Click our link to read about our debt consolidation loans, up-and-coming AGM, and much more.

25 Jan 2024

1st Class and Local MSP

Thank you to MSP Claire Haughey for meeting our staff team in our new Rutherglen base office.

23 Oct 2023

October 2023 Newsletter

Read our latest newsletter to find out more about our recent office move, our 1st Class Discount Club, Christmas Loans, and more.

20 Jul 2023

July Newsletter

In our latest newsletter members can read about our recent milestone of 10,000 members, Loan Agency of the Year Award, attending Civil Service Live, and a farewell to long-serving staff members. 

03 Jul 2023

10,000th Member Story

We were thrilled to be able to get in contact with our 10,000th member, a 31-year-old employee of HMRC.

27 Jun 2023

Co-op Fortnight Campaign Article

We recently teamed up with Cooperatives UK and Reach PLC to bring an article to their Business Live page highlighting 1st Class Credit Union for the UK-wide campaign, Co-op Fortnight.

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Trade Union Partners

The partnerships we have with trade unions stretch back over 2 decades to the early 2000s. We are affiliated and work closely with both the Communication Workers Trade Union and the Public and Commercial Services Trade Union. Our volunteer Board of Directors consists of active trade union members and reps, strengthening our bond between both the credit and trade unions.

To continue our relationship with both unions we regularly attend workplaces, annual conferences, AGMs, regional meetings, and much more.

We are proud to say our staff are members of the Communications Workers Trade Union and are encouraged to get involved with the union as much as possible.

Find out more about both trade unions and how to get involved here -

Our Common Bond

To join 1st Class Credit Union you need to meet at least one of the following criteria. Please read through and confirm that you are eligible before applying to join

  • I am an employee of the Royal Mail Group
  • I am an employee within the Communications Industry
  • I am an employee within the Public and Commercial Services Industry
  • I am a member or retired member of the Communication Workers Union (CWU)
  • I am a member or retired member of the Public and Commercial Services Union (PCS)
  • I am a family relation to a current member of 1st Class Credit Union

Become a Member

Joining the Credit Union is the best decision you could take for your money. Our Credit Union lets people in the community come together to save and borrow money at low rates, and is operated on a not-for-profit basis.

Why not become a member today?

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