Originally Hartlepool Credit Union who changed their formal name to “Hartlepool, East Durham, Tees Valley and North Yorkshire Credit Union.
Meanwhile started up in 1990 a Workplace Credit Union, the “Newcastle City Council Employees Credit Union” and registered in June 1991 expanding to include councillors, the entire workforce of Newcastle city council and associated bodies such as the Tyne Tunnel, the Theatre Royal, and trade union staff.
In August 2003, the credit union registered Moneywise Newcastle Credit Union Ltd and included anyone living or working In Newcastle upon-Tyne and Long Benton
Tees Credit Union and South Tees credit union also began to trade as Moneywise becoming a large Community Credit Union in the North East.
Since June 2011 the credit union began trading as MoneyWise Credit Union and since then it has merged with several smaller Credit Unions and study groups and expanded to cover Tyne and Wear and County Durham
Now as the leading Credit Union in North East England, offering low cost loans and accessible savings to residents and workers in Tyne and Wear and County Durham in 2017 reaching £3 Million in member deposits.
The credit union operates from a range of service points across the city of Newcastle and open to all who live or work in Tyne and Wear.
Hartlepool United fans can now purchase season tickets with finance from Moneywise Credit
Union. Members can also request the Moneywise Smart cash card from Engage
Junior Membership is offered from birth for children, grandchildren and even great grandchildren.
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