Basildon Credit Union Ltd (BCUL) opened for business in 1988. It began as a workplace Credit Union for Basildon Borough Council (Basildon Council or the Council) employees and later widened its Common Bond to include former employees of the Council, to enable continuous use of our services after ceasing employment.
Our current Common Bond covers all those who ‘live and/or work’ in the County of Essex. Membership is also extended to former Basildon Council employees, who reside and/or work outside Essex.
We are primarily a savings and loans service with a membership of over 425, as at the end of November 2022. We also operate a Christmas Savings Club, with members saving regularly throughout the year; the Christmas Savings Club is paid out to members annually, in November. We offer several competitive loan products to suit our member’s needs.
The BCUL office is currently located within Basildon Council’s main offices, although we remain a separate organisation to the Council. This Town Centre location is ideally placed for external customers, having excellent public transport links.
Skills and Experience
BCUL is supported by six volunteer Directors, who give their time to support and guide the work of the Basildon Credit Union, and two part-time, paid Finance Officers.
Our Board of Directors has been actively recruited because of their skills and expertise used within their ‘day jobs’ or where they have extensive experience of specialist key skills/knowledge.
However, we are always looking for talented people to join our team. If you feel you would be an asset to our team and would be interested in becoming a Director of the Credit Union, we would love to hear from you. Get in touch via the ‘Contact’ tab.