Like all credit unions, of which there are hundreds in the UK, we are a financial co-operative; owned, controlled and run by the members. We save together to provide a pool of money from which members can apply for a loan at affordable rates. Money saved with the credit union is protected by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme.
Medway Credit Union Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (Reference no: 213130). The Directors have been approved by the FCA. All staff are volunteers who offer their time to assist in the running of the Credit Union
Members are encouraged to continue saving a modest amount even when repaying a loan.
Nearly 900,000 people in Great Britain save with their local credit union and many more are joining every month. They know their money is safe with the credit union.
The interest from the loans provides income for the credit union. Although all the staff are unpaid volunteers, it costs money for the overheads.
We have widened our Common Bond to take in people who work and/or live in Swale. The only way a credit union can succeed is by gaining a continuously growing pool of members who will save together, take out loans and thus provide income.