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Darlington Credit Union Logo

01325 520005

A better way to save and borrow in Darlington

Welcome to the Credit Union

The Darlington Credit union is a non-profit making organisation formed in 2009. This was as a result of the merger of the four existing small credit unions already operating in the town since 1988. It is a "not for profit" organisation with most of the surplus being returned to the investing members.

Member Benefits

  • Increase your savings
  • Access to low-cost loans
  • Yearly Dividend
  • Personal customer service

Why save with the Credit Union?

Darlington Credit Union is a safe place for you to save.
Every member account is protected under the Financial Services Compensation Scheme up to an amount of 85000 pounds. Click here for membership information


For Schools

We provide a banking facility for savings and withdrawing money, enabling young people to learn the saving habit and plan ahead for spending.

For Businesses

We also offer Payroll Deduction to local businesses, offering a simple, convenient route to saving and encouraging a positive attitude toward finances.

The Darlington Credit Union Saving and Loan Process

1. Open your account

You can register online or by popping in to one of our collection points. Find your nearest by clicking here

2. Start Saving!

We provide a number of methods for you to save, including standing orders, payroll deduction or simply popping in to a branch.

3. Apply for a loan

Once you've become a regular saver with us you'll be able to apply a low-cost loan. Click here for more details

4. Increase your savings

Whilst repaying your loan, you can choose to continue saving into your shares, gradually building up your savings.


We provide a number of opportunities for its members and the public to gain valuable voluntary experience.

Darlington Credit Union provided a loan to buy my first car."

- Local Customer

Loan Checker

Existing Customer?

Find out if you're eligible for a low-cost loan by clicking here.

Our Partners

Darlington Credit Union is suported by a number of organisations.

Click here for info.

Latest News

We're pleased to announce the launch of our payroll deduction scheme with County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service working in partnership with NE First Credit Union. Any employees of the service may apply to save with their designated Credit Union or apply for an instant loan of £500.

May 10 2014

As of the 8th May Darlington Credit Union officially passed the 4,000 member target that we set ourselves. This is an amazing acheivement, growing from 600 only 4 years ago. We'd like to say a big THANK YOU to all our members and encourage anyone who's thinking about joining to look at our membership page or come into our Church Row office.

At the AGM on the 3rd April, the members voted to pay a dividend on share accounts for 2013: adults 1%, juniors 1.5%. This is at the same rate as paid in 2012

The payments have will be calculated and added to qualifying accounts in April.

Anybody wishing to make a monetary donation to the Darlington Foodstore Network may do so either in person at Church Row or by electronic transfer to: 089042, 67000742, quoting reference number 30002.

We currently have opportunities for volunteer Mobile Collectors and

Customer Service Officers

Follow this link to our

volunteer page for more details about the work

Please apply in writing to Jo Price, Darlington Credit Union, Church Row, DL1 5QD or email: