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Credit Unions

Credit unions are member owned financial co-operatives that operate in a 'not for profit' way.  They are regulated by the Financial Services Authority (FSA). 

We have teamed up with eight other social housing providers to join a
scheme promoting credit unions in the south west. The Credit Union Sustainability Partnership, run by Advantage South West, is aimed at spreading the word of the advantages of credit unions.

Westcountry Savings and Loans were selected to be the credit union that the project supports. Westcountry Savings and Loans provide savings accounts and affordable borrowing. They have a range of products available, including instant access savers accounts, savings bonds and affordable personal loans.

They consider everyone as an individual, and consider every request for credit personally. They have the personal touch that is often lacking with high street banks, but also provide quality services with online access.

You can find out more information online at or by phoning 0800 304 7041. You can also contact our money matters team on 0800 999 6130 or email

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