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Joining the Commonwealth Secretariat Staff Credit Union is about more than getting access to savings and low rates on loans. You are becoming a member of a organisation dedicated to assisting it’s members financially. There is a one-off enrolment/administrative fee of £5.00 for new members.


Membership of the Credit Union is open to all permanent employees of the Commonwealth Secretariat and other approved Commonwealth bodies, ex-employees who were Credit Union members at the time of leaving, and spouses of current members of the Credit Union. To join us click on the button below and complete the form and a member of our team will contact you.

The benefits of being a member of our Credit Union are immense. Some of these benefits are outlined below;


  • Simple and flexible savings facilities, through monthly payroll deductions.
  • Loans at low interest and with no security requirements.
  • Simple repayment facilities arranged through the payroll.
  • Speedy response to loan applications and share withdrawals.
  • Profit-sharing through payment of annual dividend.

The Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) ( is the UK’s statutory compensation scheme for customers of authorised financial services firms. FSCS can pay compensation if a firm is unable, or likely to be unable, to pay claims against it.


FSCS is an independent body, set up under the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (FSMA), and funded by a levy on firms authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and the Financial Conduct Authority. The scheme covers deposits, insurance policies, insurance brokering, investments, mortgages and mortgage arrangement.


The Scheme is free to consumers. A guide to the Financial Services Compensation Scheme can be found here.

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Your money is protected up to £85,000