Grant for Solent Credit Union

Solent Credit Union is delighted to announce that it has been awarded a Grant of £4,723 from the Unity Trust Bank Credit Union Development Fund (CUDF) to develop digital marketing and its website.

Further details are contained in our Press Release.

2018 AGM Minutes

The minutes of the Annual General Meeting (AGM) which was held on 28th June are now available along with other papers from the meeting.


Solent Credit Union AGM

The Annual General Meeting of Solent Credit Union will be held on Thursday 28th June 2018 from 20:00 until 21:00 at Avenue St. Andrew’s United Reformed Church, The Avenue, Southampton SO17 1XQ.

The minutes of last year’s meeting can be found by clicking on this link:

Do we have your e-mail address?

There are a number of our members for whom we have no record of an e-mail address.

Unfortunately the lack of e-mail addresses can result in extra expense because when we need to contact those members, for example to send out the notice of our Annual General Meeting, we have to send a letter in the post.

We would like to thank all those members (over 90%) who have already supplied us with their e-mail address, but would also like to request e-mail addresses from those members who have not yet supplied them.

We will be sending some text messages to members requesting e-mail addresses, and we would be extremely grateful for a reply. You can phone or text 023 8000 2018 or reply by email to

New Phone Number 023 8000 2018

Solent Credit Union has a new phone number.
We hope that the new number will be easy to remember (at least for the rest of this year!).
Don’t worry if you are still using the old number, it will continue to work for the foreseeable future.


We are currently asking members if they may be able to offer some financial support to the credit union. Please click here to take a look at our web page with the details.

Membership Fee

Unfortunately, in order to cover costs,  it has become necessary to increase the joining fee for new members from £3 to £4 from Jan 1 2018.

Lunchtime Closing

Please be aware that we now close every day for lunch between 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m.

AGM Press Release

The following press release was made by Solent Credit Union following the AGM.

Members of Solent Credit Union were jubilant at their recent AGM to learn that Southampton City Council has decided to support the Credit Union to the tune of £25000. The support, in the form of deferred shares, comes at a critical time for the Credit Union, and will be used to help it re-engineer its marketing activities, and extend its product range of loans.

The credit union movement, widespread in other countries, is under-publicised in the UK. It draws its funds principally from well-meaning members of the public or, as in this case, public bodies, and makes loans to those in need, generally people who are excluded from mainstream financial and banking services, due to their circumstances.

Credit Unions are often regarded as more ethical and safer than pay-day lenders and other providers and play an important part in the well-being of the community as a whole. In addition to providing a safe haven for borrowers and a fair deal to borrowers, Solent Credit Union has also funded education and information sessions within schools and other institutions, about financial housekeeping, budgeting and how to save.

Please contact Alex Clarke at Solent Credit Union, 21 East St, Southampton, Phone: 023 8178 8375 for further details. The web site is

2017 AGM Minutes

The minutes of the Annual General Meeting (AGM) which was held on 26th June are now available, along with the Directors’ Report and Financial Statements for the period to 31st Dec 2016.