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My Account Rating
What Does it mean?
This is a rating based on your saving and borrowing behavior with us. Any credit scores or ratings you have with other financial institutions are irrelevant here.
How do I improve my score?
The more you save, the better you are a regular repayemnts, the more products you take out with us all effect your score.
What Does it mean?
Defaulting on repayments may effect your scrore in a negative manner.
Conditions of Membership
Please read before completing the application form
Before completing your application we must make you aware of the important information below. Please take the time to read this information before submitting your application. We recommend you print a copy for your own records.
Note: Your browser may open the pdf in a new window, close the new window when you want to return to this page.
If you need help filling in the form, each section has one of these handy "help" buttons.
If you are still unsure even after reading the help information, please call 01234 346352 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Please complete your personal details including your full name. Please ensure you provide your email address if you wish to be kept up to date with any changes to our products and services.
Note: To automatically find your address, enter your postcode and click the 'Find address' button. You will need to manually add your house number/house name to the beginning of the address.
If you are employed, please enter your current employer's name and postcode.
If you are employed by one of our Payroll Partners then you will just need to select the name of the employer from the list provided.
Reg No./payroll no. is only needed for those employed by our Payroll Partners to help with administration of payments.
If you are retired, unemployed, or a student then please enter Other for Employment Status.
Please enter the name and address of the person you wish to be your beneficiary of any funds held in your account at the time of your death.
Savings – All members must save a minimum of £10 per month/4 weeks and should enter the amount you wish to save at part (a). If you are not taking advantage of the Express Loan all you now need to do is sign and date your application.
If you are taking advantage of the Express loan and paying by salary deduction, add your savings and loan payments together and enter this amount at part (b). If you are paying by direct debit use part (c)
If you work for Civil Nuclear Constabulary, Ministry of Defence Police, or you are retired it is not possible to make your payment by salary deduction. Please complete the direct debit mandate provided and indicate which of the four collection dates you would prefer. Please also read the Important Information section below with regards additional paperwork we require from you.
Please ensure you have signed the application form and the direct debit mandate.
If you are not able to pay by salary deduction your membership application must be accompanied by original documents proving your identity and residence.
Copies will only be accepted if they have been authenticated by a Bedford Credit Union Limited representative or board member who has seen sight of the original documentation. Please contact us on 01234 346352 and we will provide you with the names of representatives or board members in your area.
The following documents are acceptable to prove identity: - Passport or Photographic Driving Licence.
The following documents are acceptable to prove residence: - current bank statement, council tax or utility bill. (internet copies or mobile phone bills cannot be accepted)
All original documentation will be returned to you by Recorded Delivery. There is no charge for this service.
All members must save a minimum of £10 per month/4 weeks.
The amount you enter in the savings field will be in addition to any repayments you make on loans.
Once you have selected the amount you wish to save, select the method of payment from the drop down. Further instructions and fields will appear on screen depending on the option you choose. These new fields will need to be completed.