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Credit Unions are social enterprise mutual financial organisations set up by members to benefit their community. The Changemaker Credit Union is a joint initiative between the University of Northampton and Northamptonshire Credit Union (NCU). It provides innovative financial services package to all students and staff of the university.

If you become a Changemaker Credit Union member you will be supporting a local and ethical savings and loan scheme that is owned and managed by students for all members. To become a member of the Changemaker Credit Union, you need to be a student, an alumni or a member of staff of the University of Northampton. If you do not meet these requirements, you can still join the Credit Union as a member of our parent company the Northamptonshire Credit Union.

What are the benefits?

Below are some of the benefits of becoming a member of the Changemaker Credit Union:

  • a safe and secure way of saving and borrowing
  • easy access to affordable loans with low interest rate
  • flexible savings from as little as £1 a week or £5 per month
  • flexible savings schemes to help you plan for special occasions and day to day expenditure
  • you can partake in our yearly elections where you can nominate yourself or others for varying roles
  • professional and friendly team that are committed to ensuring confidentiality and data protection

How do I join?

To join the Changemaker Credit Union, please email creditunion@northampton.ac.uk or call 01604 893642.

You will be required to provide two forms of identification e.g. passport or driving licence, utility bill or bank statement alongside your National Insurance number. A £2 one-off membership fee is payable to activate your account and is payable at the time of joining.

Further information

For more information, please contact creditunion@northampton.ac.uk. For details on UK credit unions, please refer to www.abcul.org.