About Eastern

About our Credit Union

About Us


 Whether it's improving the family home, fixing the car or a well deserved holiday, we'll help you get it. 

We started in 2001, as a local Credit Union for the residents of Ipswich, we now cover all of Suffolk, Cambridgeshire and Norfolk. We have adapted and moved with the times, to combine the best member services with the latest technologies. You can control your money wherever you want with Online & telephone banking, and a free banking app for our debit card. 

As a Credit Union, we have a unique business model, which shares any profit we make with our members. We are over 3,800 members strong and counting. We merged with Norfolk Credit Union in 2014 and Cambridge City Credit Union in 2015. As we have grown so has our products and services, we now offer loans up to £7,500, and you can apply online for a loan the same day as you join us. 



We are authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), and savings are fully covered by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme, so you can be sure your money is safe and protected by law.

More Information

There is more detailed information about Credit Union's from the Association of British Credit Unions Limited (ABCUL) - http://www.abcul.coop.

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If you live, work, study or volunteer inside the boundaries of Norfolk, Suffolk or Cambridgeshire, you are eligible to join Eastern Savings and Loans Credit Union. If you are employed by one of our Payroll partners you will also be eligible to join.