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Darlington Credit Union

The Darlington Credit union is a financial co-operative organisation formed in 2009.

Since then, we have continously grown and today we are a community of nearly 5,000 members, providing an ethical and safe place to save and borrow in Darlington.

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Saving is easy for both adults and juniors - you can save through your work too

Borrow

One of our key aims to provide credit to our members at an affordably low rate

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We offer businesses a means of ethically investing to improve lives in Darlington

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Figures for 2015 released today by Darlington Credit Union have demonstrated the positive impact a move to prominent modern town centre premises has had on the organisation.

Darlington Credit Union’s 2015 highlights include:

  • 1,175 new member accounts opened at an average of about 100 per month.
  • 5,749 active members at end of the year.
  • More than £1.8m taken in new deposits.
  • £900,000 granted in new loans.
  • Record breaking months for business in November and December.

The not-for-profit organisation, which comprises seven members of staff and four volunteers, moved from a cramped office in the town’s Church Row to large eye-catching premises wrapping round the corner of Crown Street and Tubwell Row.

The major refurbishment of the former retail showrooms has led to the creation of a bright modern reception area with seating, three cashier points and private consultation rooms on the ground floor and a dedicated board room and administrative space upstairs.

Since the new premises opened for business in September, each month the average number of new members has risen from 82 to 144, the total of loans granted increased from £61,000 to £119,000 and savings deposits gone up from from £144,000 to £195,000.

 

The Credit Union also has experienced several record breaking months with 166 new members signing up and £202,000 worth of deposits being made in November and £139,000 worth of loans granted in December.

 

Later this year, the credit union will add current accounts, cash ISAs and online banking to its existing savings and loans products as part of a Government national £38 million investment in the Credit Union movement.

Tony Brockley, Darlington Credit Union Chief Executive, said: “2015, as a whole, was an incredibly successful year for the Credit Union.

“However, these latest annual figures illustrate the significant impact the opening of our new modern headquarters had on transactions and membership in the fourth quarter of the year.

“Our new base provides a modern more customer-friendly and focused environment that has allowed us to offer a more professional, effective and efficient service.

“What we have accomplished in the last year also bodes well for when we are able to offer a bigger range of services under the Government’s ambitions to expand the appeal of credit unions to a wider consumer base.

“The 2015 figures demonstrate that Darlington Credit Union has strong financial foundations and as a result is in a prime position to play a leading role in the Credit Union movement becoming a more mainstream financial institution.”

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Christmas Eve: 9am - 12pm

Christmas Day: Closed

Boxing Day: Closed

Monday 28th December: Closed

Tuesday 29th December: 10am - 4pm

Wednesday 30th December: 10am - 4pm

Thursday 31st December: 9am - 12pm

Friday 1st January: Closed

Saturday 2nd January: 10am - 12pm

Monday 4th January: Back to normal hours

 

Make sure you get your loan application in on time!

Last loan assessment of the year: Thursday 17th December

 

We would love to wish our members a lovely Christmas and a very happy new year.

From the DCU Team

Sep 27 2015

Hello members,

As of today, we will be operating from our new offices AND we have a new number so make sure you have our new contact details:

 

41 Tubwell Row, Darlington, DL1 1PD

01325 529829

 

It has been a very busy last few months and we are estatic to have now moved into the new premises. We hope that you can come and visit your new banking hall soon and love it as much as we do!

 

From the DCU Team

 …literally!

We are very excited to announce that we are moving into new premises later this year. But we are not moving too far, in fact just around the corner from where our current office is.