Saving with us

Whether you save a little or a lot, putting money aside - on a regular basis - is a better way to manage your money.

As a result, there's something to look forward to. Additionally you'll have a nest egg to fall back on.

Central Credit Union provides various types of saving accounts:

  • Regular: an instant access account paying an annual dividend (share of our profits)
  • 5% fixed term deposit: take advantage of this interest rate and maximise your savings.
  • Christmas: save up for the holiday season.

Deposits are protected by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme and come with free life savings insurance.

Apply to open a savings account online or by visiting one of our branches.

Apply for savings

5% fixed term deposit

Open a fixed term deposit account with us and grow your savings. Learn more and open your account here.

Regular saver

Members of Central Credit Union are given a regular saver account. Often referred to as a share or member account, this provides you with a flexible and easy way to save by:

  • Depositing cash and cheques
  • Making a debit card payment
  • Setting up a regular standing order
  • Paying in via payroll deduction
  • Transferring benefit payments

At the Credit Union you're not just another customer, but a co-owning member of an organisation that's been providing a services to the local community for over 30 years.

Savings account pay a dividend. Dividends are a share of the profits applied as a percentage return on your savings. They are agreed at each Annual General Meeting, but are not guaranteed.

Christmas saver

You can make payments into a Christmas savings account. Helping you spread the cost of the festive season you can only withdraw the money in October.


A dividend is paid by the Credit Union to make your savings grow. Dividends are a share of the profits, applied as a percentage return on your savings.

Members agree the rate of dividends at each Annual General Meeting.

Rates do vary from year to year and cannot be guaranteed in advance.

The calculators below provide examples of how regular savings soon add up. Using the calculators helps you set a savings target.

Monthly savings calculator

Enter a monthly amount and how many months you want to save for and click 'Calc'.

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Protected savings

Central Credit Union is a member of the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS).

FSCS can pay compensation to depositors if Central Credit Union is unable to meet its financial obligations. Depositors, including most individuals and small businesses,  are covered by the scheme.

In respect of deposits, an eligible depositor is entitled to claim up to £85,000. For joint accounts each account holder is treated as having a claim in respect of their share. Therefore,  a joint account held by two eligible depositors, means the maximum amount that could be claimed is £85,000 each (making a total of £170,000 maximum payment for protected deposits).

The £85,000 limit relates to the combined amount in all the eligible depositor’s accounts with Central Credit Union, including their share of any joint account.

For further information about the scheme (including the amounts covered and eligibility to claim) please contact us or refer to the FSCS website. You can also call 020 7892 7300 or 0800 678 1100.