Latest News

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.

26 Jun 2023

10,000 Members

For the first time in our 31-year history, we have matched our founding members’ ambition by increasing our credit union to over 10,000 members.

05 Jun 2023

New Direct Debit Process

That's why we’re delighted to announce an exciting enhancement to our direct debit process. With this update, we aim to provide you with increased convenience, clarity, and peace of mind when it comes to managing your payments.

25 Apr 2023

1st Class Credit Union Members’ Satisfaction Survey 2023

In early March we conducted a survey to understand a bit more about our members’ needs and now we are sharing the results with you

13 Apr 2023

April Newsletter

27 Jan 2023

Newsletter January

Dear Members, ‘I hope that this newsletter finds you well. It’s hard to believe that we are heading into summer, the time seems to have flown by so...

1st Class Discount Club

Members of the 1st Class Credit Union have access to a range of fantastic money-saving benefits through our brand new member benefits scheme, 1st Class Discount Club!

Take advantage of a wide range of deals including:

Food and drink: Receive discounts on groceries, fine wines, dining out, takeaways, and beer subscriptions.

Entertainment: Discounts on cinema tickets, books, West End shows, magazines, and streaming services.

Home and car essentials: Save on household appliances, mobile phones, car servicing, car hire, breakdown, and MOT services.

Fashion and tech: Access savings on a range of brands online and in-store including Charles Tyrwhitt, Dell, John Lewis, ASOS, and M&S.

More Info

Not sure where to start? Start with our 9 Ways to Save page

We’ve carefully selected some offers to help you save the cost of your 1st Class Credit Union membership. Explore this page by visiting 1st Class Discount Club.

Looking for a special offer? We’ve got a special offer tab!

Each month, we have a selection of special offers including the latest deals on theatre tickets, discounts on home appliances, savings on package holidays, everyday discounts card and much more!

Discover how much you could save with 1st Class Discount Club’ Savings Calculator

Our Savings Calculator can show you how much save based on your monthly or annual spending on a range of everyday categories. The Savings Calculator will generate your personal savings total and provide links to the individual deals so you can start saving today.

If you have questions regarding the discount club you can contact us on

How to Access

Start saving today
You can access the scheme by visiting 1st Class Discount Club via your member log in area all you need to do is sign in with your current membership details and begin saving.

If you are yet to join the credit union, click here.