In Your Community Since 1955
We began in 1955 as St Mary’s Credit Union, a credit union for catholic families in Hamilton. We were New Zealand’s first affiliated credit union and our success was thanks to the dedicated volunteers who rallied together to promote the “people helping people” philosophy that credit unions subscribe to.
St Mary’s Credit Union paid out its first loan of 100 pounds in August 1955. By that time the credit union had 70 members.
In 1992 we opened our doors to the people of Hamilton and the wider Waikato area and changed our name to Credit Union Hamilton.
In 2007 our name was changed to First Credit Union. This name change reflected our aim to be your first choice for loans and personal banking.