Credit union loans and savings for members of HM Forces

Savings, loans and current accounts available to members of the British Army, Royal Navy , RAF and reserves. Borrow or save, and optionally have payments deducted from an MOD salary or pension. Loans from just 4.5%. 

Delivered in partnership between London Mutual Credit Union and the MOD. Member-owned, not-for-profit.

Sample rates

LoanAPRLimit
Saver Loan4.5%Up to the balance of your savingsinfo
Gold Loan6.9%£5,000 to £7,499info
Premier Loan13.68%Up to £7,500Apply 
Silver Loan19.5%£100 to £5,000

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CUOK Loan42.6% £100-1000Apply 

Note: LMCU loans are subject to our lending criteria and are assessed on your ability to repay the loan as well as our terms and conditions of membership of London Mutual Credit Union. All fees, pricing information and qualification information displayed on this page is for illustrative purposes only. Applying for a loan may affect your future abilities to take out future credit.

Account types

FeeATM withdrawals*Balance enquiries*
Value Plus Account
Includes 4 withdrawals and balance enquiries per month.
£5.12 per month£0.60£0.50
Pay As You Go Account£4.00 pm£0.60£0.50
E-AccountNone
Advantage Account£9.00FreeFree

* UK ATMs only

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Note: LMCU loans are subject to our lending criteria and are assessed on your ability to repay the loan as well as our terms and conditions of membership of London Mutual Credit Union. All fees, pricing information and qualification information displayed on this page is for illustrative purposes only. Applying for a loan may affect your future abilities to take out future credit.

What’s on offer

Banking without banks

Ethical, low-cost loans

Our credit union loans for armed forces members come at competitive interest rates. As a not-for-profit, we keep things straightforward, with no hidden costs, no arrangement fee and no early repayment penalties.

Current accounts

Members can access their money from any Link cash machine, and choose from five different type of accounts to suit their needs. 

Easy Savings

Build a secure financial future for yourself and the people you care about. Get into the savings habit by having a little deducted directly from your pay each month via our Ministry of Defence payroll deduction facility.

How it works

Finance built for life in the Forces

Become a member

As a credit union, we’re owned by our members. We exist to support our members’ financial well-being, not to make a profit. We already serve thousands of people across London, and are now available to HM Forces too.

Borrow or save

Our award-winning range of loans, savings and current accounts are designed to make it easy for members to get their finances into shape. We understand the realities of armed forces life, and consider applications based on individual circumstances, not just a score or a number.

Pay in directly from payroll

Through our partnership with the MoD, members can arrange to have a regular amount deducted from their salary and use it to repay a loan or to build savings. That means more security for us (which enables us to offer you better rates), and no worries or hassle for you.

Who can join?

Membership of London Mutual Credit Union is open to any serving or retired member of the UK armed forces or reserves including:

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Serving members of the the Royal Navy, British Army or Royal Air Force

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Recipients of an armed forces pension

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Army, Navy, RAF or special forces reservists

Who we are

London Mutual Credit Union

Forces Finance is provided by London Mutual, one of the UK’s leading credit unions. Credit unions are owned by their members and run not-for-profit.

For over 30 years we’ve served communities across London. Now,  in partnership with the Ministry of Defence, our services are available to the UK armed forces too.

Armed Forces Covenant

Forces Finance is delivered in partnership with the Ministry of Defence, working to build the financial strength of armed forces personnel and their families.

Through our work to improve the financial resilience of members of the armed forces, London Mutual has been awarded the Armed Forces Covenant Bronze Award.

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Safe and secure

London Mutual is a fully licensed credit union, regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA), just like a bank. Every account is protected by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS), up to the value of £85,000.

Why bank with a credit union?

Owned by the community

As a co-op, we are run for our members , not shareholders. That means we put their financial well-being first, and do right by them, not just our bottom line.

The best rates

With rates from 4.5% and no hidden charges or early repayment fees, members can save hundreds of pounds compared to credit cards, overdrafts and high street lenders.

Designed for the forces

We understand the needs and financial challenges of armed forces life. We’re committed to our members’ success and helping them meet their financial goals.

Banking at the heart of our community

Join London Mutual credit union today

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