Not-for-profit Community Banking

since 2001

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We exclusively serve local people across Hampshire, IOW.

We invest our profits in to our local community

 

Regulated by the Bank Of England. Registration number 213757

 

 

 

 

 

YOU ARE
WESSEX COMMUNITY BANK

 

We are a co-operative. When you open a loan or savings account you become a Member.

Members are owners of the bank.

 

Have your say in how we run your bank, how we invest your money and help us decide how to share our profits in your local community

The only not-for-profit

Community Bank for Hampshire & Isle of Wight

 

We opened in 2001. We've grown quite a bit since then and thousands of local people have become part of local banking. We're a regulated bank & authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority. Registration No 213757.

Local money which stays in the local economy

 

When you save with us, your money is not only 100% safe, but invested in the local community in lots of different ways.  This helps our community grow and prosper.

Imagine it.

We talk to our Members

 

Imagine calling your bank and talking to a local person about your local bank account. Just chatting over helpful stuff, which helps you manage your money. We don't do big call centre.

Our ethical policy

 

investing with guarantees against customer loss

investing with honesty and transparency

supporting economic and social development in Hampshire & IOW

no greedy shareholders or faceless investors

 

Investors? Shareholders? No thanks

 

We don't have greedy shareholders or investors. We won't allow shareholders or investors to take our profits.

 

When we make money, we give this back to you (our Members) in the form of an annual dividend payment. Other surpluses are invested in Hampshire & IOW and our Community Grant scheme.

 

 

100% safe & secure.

We are regulated by the Bank of England and the Financial Conduct Authority and your money is protected by the government £85,000 compensation scheme. If something happens and our bank ceases trading, you'll get back all your money up to £85,000 invested. (currently, our maximum individual deposit is £25,000)

 

 

 

Loans | Savings | Current account | ISA | Community Grant

 

 

Want to talk about it.

Call us on 02392 827980

Monday to Friday 9:30am until 4:30pm

 

 

 

OUR HISTORY

 

 

2001

Portsmouth Savers opens as a not-for-profit Credit Union for people who live, work or study in Hampshire

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2006

Portsmouth Savers acquire Winchester Savers

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2007

Portsmouth Savers acquire Basingstoke Savers

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2009

Portsmouth Savers acquire Southampton Savers

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2009

Portsmouth Savers rebrand all acquisitions to

United Savings & Loans

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2011

United Savings & Loans

acquire Havant Savers

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2012

United Savings & Loans

acquire Isle of Wight Credit Union

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2013

United Savings & Loans rebrand as

Hampshire Credit Union

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2017

Hampshire Credit Union rebrand as

Wessex Community Bank

 

2018

Wessex Community Bank

with several million in Members deposits and loans,

we serve thousands of people across Hampshire.

 

 

 

 

Safe & secure

Regulated by the Bank of England and the Financial Conduct Authority and your money is protected by the government £85,000 compensation scheme.

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