Glasgow Credit Union is the largest and most successful credit union in the UK. We offer loans, savings and mortgages – and our services are exclusively available to people who live or work within the greater Glasgow ‘G’ postcode area.
Although the products we offer are similar to those you’d find at a bank, our ethos is very different. We’re a financial mutual, which means that we’re owned by our members. Every member has an equal say on matters that affect the credit union – via voting at our Annual General Meetings – and our Board of Directors are elected from the membership.
As well as being a financial mutual, we’re also a social enterprise – so our over-arching ethos is to improve our community through financial empowerment and education. We’re committed to working with local organisations and employers to increase financial awareness in the wider community.
Our members are our shareholders – and when the credit union is successful – we share this success with them in the form of an annual dividend paid on savings, or an interest rebate on loan and mortgage interest, or both! We’re pleased to say that we’ve paid a dividend to members every year since we were established in 1989 – which tells you a little about how successful we’ve been over the years.