Our Personal Loan is set up to help you achieve your goals in life, whether that be buying a new car, going on your dream family holiday or even building your perfect kitchen. We aim to help all our members. Borrow from £100 – £20,000 today!


  • Fixed interest rates set by how much you borrow
  •  Flexible weekly or monthly repayments depending on your workplace
  • No early repayment charges or fees
  • Profits from loans returned to members
  • Help build your savings while repaying your loan
  • Family protected by our free Loan Cover (T&Cs Apply)



Important Points

In order to apply for a loan with 1st Class Credit Union an individual must be a member of the credit union making the minimum monthly/weekly contribution.

If not already a member, the applicant must have completed an Application for Membership.  However, the full application process will not begin until the first deposit has been made into the members share account.

Applicants must also be over the age of 18; must make an application using a hard copy Loan Application available from the office, or submit an electronic application via the website.

They must provide current Payslip/Bank Statement as proof of income.

Interest Rates for Personal Loans


  • Borrow £100 – £999 at 17.6% APR
  • Borrow £1,000 – £4,999 at 10.7% APR
  • Borrow £5,000 – £7,499 at 7.9% APR
  • Borrow £7,500 – £20,000 at 5.2% APR


All interest rates have been reduced from May 2021 to 31st August 2021.

How much will my loan cost?

Use our loan calculator to estimate how much you will have to repay. Either use the sliders, or input text to enter the loan amount; the repayment period – and whether you want to pay monthly or weekly. Also, remember to set the amount you wish to save – a minimum of £3 per week or £15 per month.

Please note: The figures given are for illustrative purposes only and may not be the APR you receive. The actual interest rates and repayment amounts may vary subject to loan amount and status.

Also, remember that the monthly figure shown is ONLY the loan repayment. Remember to add the amount you are saving each month/week to get your total deduction.

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Your money is protected up to £85,000