Maryport Workington Keswick Cockermouth Silloth Wigton
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About Allerdale Credit Union

Allerdale Credit Union provides secure, guaranteed savings and affordable loans to over 2,400 local people in the district of Allerdale. We also have 1,220 additional junior savers under 16.

Allerdale Credit Union is a not-for-profit co-operative that aims to keep members' charges and fees to an absolute minimum. The Credit Union has two main offices - one in Maryport and one in Workington - as well as a number of collection points and information centres around Allerdale.

Payroll deductions

Allerdale Credit Union has three active payroll deduction schemes in place with Allerdale Borough Council, Cumbria County Council (launched July 2014) and Impact Housing (launched October 2014). Whether you are an employee or an interested employer, please read on for more detailed information.

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Junior Savers helpers

Credit unions are for everyone


The Allerdale Credit Union welcomes support in the form of donated time and shared skills from an army of volunteers. We currently have over 50 hard working collectors out 'in the field' spread across the district and would welcome interest from anyone who has the time and relevant skills.

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Join us!

If you are in need of a loan click here or if you want to join the Allerdale Credit Union in order to start saving then complete the online membership form on the "Join us" page or download a paper membership application form here.


The customary core funding that supported the development of all credit unions in the past is no longer available, so the Allerdale Credit Union has to be self-financing. Donations of any size are gratefully received as they minimise the charges that have to passed on to members, and maximise the opportunity for an annual Dividend. Click the link to see the different ways you can support us.

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Community investment

The Credit Union is currently saving local households over £19,000 per month compared to borrowing from doorstep lenders - money that stays in Allerdale and further supports the local economy.

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