Pennine Community Credit Union is an ethical not-for-profit financial co-operative specialising in providing savings and loans facilities.
On April 23rd 1982, a Saver Group was launched with just 15 members and the first collection produced a total of £75 in share savings. We registered as Nelson Community Credit Union (NCCU) on August 31st in 1982.
Having enjoyed success after success, it was agreed that the benefits of NCCU should be available to the whole of Pendle, and in October 2005 NCCU merged with Colne & District Credit Union to form Pendle Community Credit Union. On the 1st October 2013 Pendle Community Credit Union merged with Burnley Area Community Credit Union to create Pennine Community Credit Union. Over recent years our common bond has been extended to cover the South Craven area, the Ribble Valley and Preston. In 2021 PCCU extended its common bond to include the county of Cumbria. Now with over 14,000 adult members who have collective savings of over £15 million, and since its creation we have lent out over £90 million to local people! PCCU’s assets now amount to £16 million.
Pennine Community Credit Union is now available to any person who lives or works within our common bond which includes the Boroughs and districts of;
- South Craven
- Ribble Valley
- The whole of Cumbria
Accounts are also available for employees and those in receipt of housing services from;
- The Together Group
- Calico Group
- Accent Group
- Your Housing
Throughout our history we have an outstanding record of serving and helping our account holders to provide a better future not just for themselves, but their families, their children and their grandchildren. PCCU is a real life story of ordinary people teaming up and working together in our community for the common good.
Pennine Community Credit Union helps people’s finances be removed from the commercial arena, where profit is the name of the game, back into the community where YOU are the owner and beneficiary. We keep your finances in your community.