About Us

about us 2We know that not all of our members are the same; some members are big savers, and some are occasional borrowers. No matter how you finance your life, you can use your credit union account to suit your style.

We offer financial products exclusively to the Police Family, and reward you annually by sharing our profits with you. We are a not-for-profit co-operative that offers savings, loans and mortgages. Each year we give our profits back to our members, in the form of a dividend payment. A credit union is for people, not for profit.

Our credit union has three main aims – all of which add to our growing popularity. Their aims are:
1. To encourage savings
2. Provide affordable loans
3. Give members financial assistance when they need us.


Benefits of becoming a member
  • Save or repay straight from your wage, or pension, each month via payroll deduction or Direct Debit. 
  • We are a not for profit organisation, giving our profits back to our members every year. 
  • Family members who live at your address can join.
  • There are no admin charges or hidden fees involved with any of our savings, loans or mortgages.
  • Once a member, always a member. You and your family members can remain with us for life. Even if you leave the Police.
Key highlights
  • We have over 30,000 members across England, Wales and Scotland.
  • Savings and loans include Life Protection, terms and conditions apply.
  • We have over £132million in assets, making us the largest Police credit union in the UK.
  • We are the only credit union in England and Wales to offer mortgages.

Our Growth

No1 CopperPot Credit Union was started by a group of Officers from Greater Manchester Police, and all of our members share a common interest, by either working for, or being related to, the Police family. When you save or borrow with your credit union, you know your money is being used to benefit your colleagues and family members, and not outside shareholders. The profits that we make each year are used to improve our service, and also reward our members.

To ensure the safe and secure running of our Credit Union, and also our success; we are overseen by a Board of Directors. The responsibilities of the Directors are to ensure that everything that the credit union does, is in the member’s best interest.

No1 CopperPot Credit Union has grown in popularity and success each year, and is now the biggest Police credit union in the UK. With continued growth, and support from our existing members, we are confident No1 CopperPot Credit Union will continue to help thousands of members each and every year.


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    Everyday we work hard to meet our mission, our ethos, values and mission is very important to us.
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