First Credit Union

We're proudly kiwi owned and have been helping kiwis achieve their financial goals for over 65 years! Being a cooperative makes us different from other financial services - and we like that! It means all profits we make go back to our members to benefit them by paying no to low fees and offering better interest rates on loans and savings accounts.

Our History

In July 1955 we began our journey as St Mary's Credit Union and became New Zealand’s first credit union.
Over the years we have had a few name changes, but remain committed to providing our members low fee accounts, great rates on savings accounts and personal loans.


Supporting our communities and giving back is not something new to First Credit Union. It was the very principle 'people helping people' we were founded on over 65 years ago. Our team are passionate about getting involved in the community and supporting various projects.