NEFirst Credit Union

NEFirst Credit Union was formed by the merger of a number of smaller North East based Credit Unions who have been providing savings and loan accounts for their members for more than twenty years.

NEFirst Credit Union covers the whole of the North East, including County Durham, Northumberland and all of the boroughs that make up Tyne and Wear (Newcastle, Gateshead, Sunderland, North Tyneside and South Tyneside). Anyone who lives or works in this area is eligible to join.

The benefits of being a member of NEFirst include:

  • access to straightforward and secure savings accounts;
  • the availability to members of loans at interest rates that are much lower than many loan providers (especially door stop lenders, pay-day loan companies and pawn brokers);
  • free life insurance on savings and loans.*

We have offices in Gateshead, Durham, North Shields and Birtley and a number of regular service / collection points.

N.B. Loan interest rates depend on personal circumstances.

*Life Insurance subject to terms and conditions.

We are affiliated to the Association of British Credit Unions Ltd. (ABCUL)

We are also supported by a number of organisations but remain independent, owned and run by our members.

The Association of British Credit Unions

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