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Our History

The National Fire Savers Credit Union was first established in 1998 as a credit union for London Fire Brigade staff (The London Fire Savers Credit Union). Here are some key dates and milestones in our development.

September 2016 Fourth full time member of staff joins
July 2016 4,000th member joins
June 2016 East Sussex Fire & Rescue became affiliated in offering their staff payroll deductions
April 2016 Buckinghamshire Fire & Rescue became affiliated in offering their staff payroll deductions
December 2015 Common Bond expanded to include retired firefighters and employees of Firefighters Charity, Fire Brigades Union and London Fire Brigade Welfare Fund.
April 2015 Royal Berkshire Fire & Rescue and Leicestershire Fire & Rescue became affiliated in offering their staff payroll deductions
Mar 2014 Share deposits in NFS exceed five million pounds
Jan 2014 North Wales Fire & Rescue become affiliated by offering their staff payroll deductions
Mar 2013 Share deposits in NFS exceed four million pounds
July 2012 Share deposits in NFS exceed three million and loan book exceeds two and a half million
May 2012 Offices relocate to Linton House, 164-180 Union Street and third full time member of staff recruited
Sept 2011 Assets exceed three million pounds
April 2010 National Fire Savers formed by the extension of common bond to include all fire & rescue authorities with England, Scotland & Wales
Feb 2009 Offices relocate to new LFB headquarters at Union Street
Aug 2009 New model rules registered with FSA
Jan 2001 1,000th member joins
Nov 2001 FSA take over from Registrar of Friendly Societies as regulatory body. London Fire Savers Credit Union registered as No. 213995
May 2000 First full time staff member recruited
Sept 1999 Assets exceed half a million pounds
June 1998 London Fire Savers Credit Union registered with Registrar of Friendlily Societies (No. 541C) and starts trading with 500 members.
Jan 1998 Sub Officer John Etheridge forms group to establish a new credit union for London Fire Brigade.

 

Authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority (No.213995)