Join as an individual

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Please note that to sign up as a student or as somebody who resides outside of the Bristol region the in app sign up must be used. 

We recommend you use the in app sign up if possible as it is quicker and easier to use than the online forms.

Sign up here:

Submitting this form will take you to the Bristol Credit Union's online application form to complete the sign up process.

You will need to:

  • Have your National Insurance number ready
  • Live in the membership area (the former Avon county)
  • Have a credit or debit card to make an initial deposit into your account
  • Be over 18 years old

If your online application is unsuccessful, please contact the Bristol Credit Union, [email protected].

When you submit your details, you'll be sent an email asking if you'd like to join our mailing list. You can change your mind about being on our mailing list at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link in the footer of any email you receive from us, or by contacting us at [email protected]. For more information about our privacy practices please visit our data protection policy. By clicking on Submit, you agree that we may process your information in accordance with these terms.

Bristol Pound accounts are held with Bristol Credit Union

Bristol Pound accounts are held at Bristol Credit Union – a cooperative, non-profit company, and an ethical alternative to banks. We work in partnership to manage accounts, payment services and security for Bristol Pound deposits.

By opening an account you will become a member and get a BCU Share Account, which will always need to have at least £1 as your share in the Credit Union.