How to join FAIRshare

Everyone who lives, works or studies in Shropshire or the Borough of Telford, or works for a Shropshire or Telford based company, can join FAIRshare.  Be part of our success & join FAIRshare Credit Union online or in branch today.

Joining FAIRshare will give you a secure home for your savings and access to low cost affordable loans.  Your money will stay in the local economy and benefit others in Shropshire, and any surplus will be returned to the members in the form of a dividend on savings.

Are you joining to apply for a loan?

For loans up to £1500, apply for a Handi-Loan and see if your loan application is approved before joining FAIRshare by clicking here.
If approved, you can then join FAIRshare before the loan funds are released.
For larger loan amounts up to £7500, you must join FAIRshare first.

Join Online

To join online today, click here, and complete our online membership application form.  You will need a debit or credit card to pay the one-off membership fee (£5) & your first saving deposit (£1 minimum) .

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We are required by law to confirm the identity and address of all new applications for membership, and will do this electronically.  If the electronic verification fails, we will contact you and ask you to provide additional documentation.

We will process your membership application within 24 hours of you submitting it.  Any applications received over the weekend or on public holidays will be processed on the following working day.

Please note – You must be over 18 years to join online, due to the electronic ID verification process.

Membership fee

There is a one off non-refundable £5 membership fee, payable when joining FAIRshare.  You must also deposit £1 into your account, which is your first “share” in your ‘Share Account’ – a savings account like an instant access saving account.

There are no charges for paying in, withdrawing, transferring money or running your account*.

*A small monthly fee applies for the Engage VISA Debit Card

Join in Branch

You can join FAIRshare at our Telford branch or our Shrewsbury office, or at any of our Collection Points.

To Join FAIRshare –

  1. Complete an application form
  2. Pay you membership fee and deposit your first £1
  3. Provide proof of identity and your address

Identification

We are required by law to take two recent and original forms of identification to confirm both identity and address. Please bring along one item from EACH list, to join FAIRshare –

List One – Proof of Identity:

  • Valid signed passport
  • Valid UK/EU full or provisional picture driving licence or full UK (old style) driving licence
  • Confirmation of state or local authority benefit entitlement (issued in the last 12 months)
  • HMRC Tax notification letter (issued in the last 12 months)

List Two – Proof of Address – MUST be dated within the last 3 months:

  • Utility bill
  • Tenancy Agreement
  • Confirmation of state or local authority benefit entitlement
  • HMRC Tax notification letter
  • Valid picture driving licence
  • Local Authority Council Tax Bill
  • Bank / Credit Card / Mortgage statement (but NOT printed from the internet)

Please note – P45 and P60 forms are not official H M Revenue and Customs documents and are therefore not acceptable

Young Savers Account (under 16 years)

One of the following documents is required to open a Young Savers Account –

  • Child’s Birth Certificate
  • Child’s NHS medical card
  • Child Benefit Letter

In addition, a parent or guardian must either already be a member of FAIRshare, or provide two recent and original forms of identification to confirm both identity and address – one from each list above

If you have any further queries, please contact us.

pdf FAIRshare Membership Application Form

pdf FAIRshare Young Saver Member Application Form