About us - the small print ...

Our full name is:  Steam Ahead Credit Union Ltd.

Our registered address is:

Steam Ahead Credit Union Ltd.

Unit A, George Hall Court
Cavendish Square,
Park South,
Swindon
Wilts SN3 2LZ

We have been in business since 1993 and we can offer our products to anyone working or living in Swindon, south of the main railway-line that crosses the town, and any surrounding villages south of the line.


Steam Ahead Credit Union Ltd. is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority
Firm reference number 213721


Financial Services Compensation Scheme

We are covered by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS).  The FSCS can pay compensation to depositors if a credit union, bank or building society is unable to meet its financial obligations.  With effect from 31st January the FSCS currently the first £85,000 an eligible depositor holds.  

For further information about the scheme (including the amounts covered and the eligibility to claim) please ask at our collection point, refer to the FSCS web site http://www.fscs.org.uk/ or call 0800 678 1100.


Managing Steam Ahead
Steam Ahead is run on a voluntary basis for the local community.  Because we handle other people's money we take our responsibilities very seriously and have a Management Committee who ensure that we look after the money that people have entrusted to us.  Before anyone can be a member of the Management Committee they must demonstrate that they are 'fit and proper' to be on the Management Committee.  We also have to submit regular reports to the FCA and the PRA.


From 1st October 2012, Steam Ahead Credit Union Ltd. has been a member of ACE - (‘Access to Credit Unions for Everyone’) - ACE Credit Union Services is a national credit union support organisation.

Steam Ahead Credit Union Ltd. is pleased to acknowledge the support it receives from:
Walcot Community Shop.


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