How to become a member of NEFirst Credit Union

Anyone over the age of 18 who lives or works (includes voluntary work) in County Durham, Tyne and Wear and Northumberland can join NEFirst Credit Union.

You will need to:

Produce two forms of identification showing:

  • Current home address plus your employment address if residing outside of County Durham,Tyne and Wear and Northumberland.
  • Date of Birth
  • Proof of Name

On joining there will be a £4.00 administration fee and you will need to deposit a further £1.00 into your savings to activate the account  (Young Savers do not pay a membership fee).

Join Online

You can join on line by filling in the online form below.  There is a £4.00 administration fee and you will need to deposit a further £1.00 into your savings to activate the account  (Young Savers do not pay the administration fee).

Online Credit Union Membership Application


Join in Person

You can join in person at one of our offices or service points.  You can print out and fill in the appropriate form below (or collect one from us) and bring it with two forms of identification, e.g. passport or driving license and official proof of address.  There is no administration charge if you join in this way but you will need to put a minimum of £1 into your savings.

NEFirst Membership Application – Adults
NEFirst Membership Application – Young Savers

Complete the form and take it with your two documents of proof of identity to a service point or send to:

NEFirst Credit Union
Birtley Office,
Birtley Leisure Centre,
Durham Road,
Birtley,
County Durham
DH3 2TB

NEFirst Credit Union


fscs