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The First Dorset Credit Union

At the Portland Centre you are able to access the First Dorset Credit Union, which is a co-operative savings and loans organisation for rural Dorset, including Portland.

The First Dorset Credit Union at The Portland Centre

First Dorset Credit Union Ltd is a local community support project started by a group of volunteers in Dorchester over twelve years ago; it is run by a Board of volunteer directors elected from among its membership, and is supported by local councils, Housing Associations and Citizens Advice Bureaux.

It is for all of us! Everybody who lives or works in the Common Bond area can join. It is owned and controlled by the members, whose elected representatives run it for the benefit of all.

The Credit Union is a community based organisation, staffed by local volunteers which provides to members a safe and ethical place to save and can offer it’s members affordable loans.

The First Dorset Credit Union is run by local people, for local people. First Dorset Credit Union is your local savings and loans co-operative.

The Credit Union’s membership is open to everyone.

The Credit Union tries to encourage it’s members to:

The Credit Union wants to help people avoid:

People join the credit union for many reasons. Some join because they want a secure place to hold their savings; some join because they need the help of the credit union to overcome financial hardship; some join because they want their savings to help support their community – others because they want to volunteer their time to benefit others.

The Credit Union and your money is completely safe:

What next?

If you want to find out more about the credit union, just call us on 01305 824333 or email us using our contact form or pop in to see a Portland Centre Staff member, to receive immediate assistance.