A credit union is a member-owned financial cooperative, democratically controlled by its members, and operated for the purpose of promoting careful budgeting, providing credit at competitive rates, and providing other financial services to its members. At Community First Co-operative Credit Union (CFCCU), we provide a full range of personalized and convenient financial products and services, to meet all your financial needs.

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What is needed to become a member:

Minors (0-17 yrs)

  • Child’s Birth Certificate
  • Parent’s Passport & Another Valid ID e.g.  National Voter’s ID, Drivers License, etc.
  • Job Letter
  • Social Security Card
  • Proof of Address within the last 6 months and in your name (NB if renting a letter must be provided by your Landlord or individual you reside with)
  • Letter from parent stating that you support your child financially and the child lives with you at a particular address
  • Opening Minimum E.C.$20.00
  • You are also required to make an appointment to open an account. To make your appointment please call 481-3950/81

Please note that persons other than the parents or guardians of the child/children require a letter of permission from the parent with which the child resides.


Adults (18+ yrs)

  • Passport, & Another Valid ID e.g. National Voter’s ID or Drivers License, etc
  • Job Letter
  • Social Security Card
  • Proof of Address within the last 6 months and in your name (NB if renting a letter must be provided  by your Landlord or individual you reside with)
  • Opening Minimum E.C.$225.00
  • You are also required to make an appointment to open an account. To make your appointment please call 481-3950/81

Please note for students who reside with parents the following must be provided in addition to the above mentioned documents:

  • Birth Certificate
  • Letter from Parent/Guardian with whom you reside, confirming that you live at the submitted address and that they support you financially.

Seniors/Retirees

  • Valid Passport & Another Valid ID e.g. National Voter’s ID, Drivers License, etc.
  • Pension Letter from Social Security or Treasury
  • Social Security Card
  • Proof of Address within the last 6 months and in your name (NB if renting a letter must be provided by your Landlord or individual you reside with)
  • Opening Minimum E.C.$225.00
  • You are also required to make an appointment to open an account. To make your appointment please call 481-3950/81

Individuals Overseas

  • Valid Passport & Another Valid ID e.g. National Voter’s ID, Drivers License, etc.
  • Job Letter
  • Proof of Address within the last 6 months and in your name (NB if renting a letter must be provided by your Landlord)
  • Opening Minimum E.C. $225.00
  • You are also required to make an appointment to open an account. To make your appointment please call 481-3950/81

Please note ALL documents must be clearly copied and notarized within your country of residence.

 

Businesses/Groups/Clubs

  • Business Registration Certificate or Letter from group or club
  • Signatories: Valid Passport & Another ID e.g. National Voter’s ID,  Drivers License, etc.
  • Social Security Card
  • Proof of Address within the last 6 months and in your name (NB if renting a letter must be provided by your Landlord or individual you reside with)
  • You are also required to make an appointment to open an account. To make your appointment please call 481-3950/81

Special Notes: Non-Nationals require Temporary Residency or a Work Permit which MUST be stamped in your Passport i.e. All Passport Holders other than Antiguans.

Accepted Proof of Addresses:

  • Utility Bill e.g. water, electricity, telephone, internet or cable
  • Post-Paid Cell Phone Bills
  • Stamped and Dated Printouts or Bank Statements

Please note: Proof of Addresses in care of (c/o) and P.O. Boxes are NOT acceptable

 

How to Reactivate a Dormant Account:

Dear Member, to reactivate your account you will require the following:

  1. A recent  job letter addressed to Community First Co-operative Credit Union
  • If you are self employed, your business license or registration certificate
  • If you are a student/minor, you will need a detailed job letter from the individual you reside with, along with a signed letter from that person stating they support you financially. The letter should also include their contact number.

 

2.  Two forms of valid government issued Identification (e.g. Passport, Social Security Card, National Voter’s ID, etc.)

  • Students also require their Student ID

 

3.  Proof of Address:

  • A recent utility bill (telephone, electricity, internet or water), stamped credit card or bank statement, which bears your name and address.
  • The proof of address should not be dated more than 6 months prior the current month.

For members who are unable to provide proof of address bearing their name (minor accounts included), a (utility) bill accompanied by a letter of verification from the person whose name the bill is in may be used. The letter should be dated and addressed to CFCCU confirming that you reside at the particular address, and signed by the bill holder with their contact information.

Bank statements should be stamped by the respective institutions to confirm validity.

For members with joint accounts both members are required to provide the documents outlined above to have the account reactivated.

For members residing overseas, all copies of the documents required must be notarized.

Accounts are reactivated at the teller station.


How to become a member?

  1. The first step towards becoming a member involves the purchase of permanent shares.
  2. What are permanent shares you may ask? These are long-term financial investment in the future of your cooperation, Community First.
  3. As a member you are required to purchase a minimum of 40 permanent shares at $5 each, totaling $200. However feel free to purchase more.
  4. Each share you purchase helps secure a future for your credit union
  5. Additional for every share you purchase you receive returns on your investment in terms of dividends which are deposited into your savings annually once the credit union obtains favourable returns.
  6. It is in your best interest and the interest of the credit union that you purchase more permanent shares.
  7. In addition to the Two hundred dollars ($200) required for permanent shares, there is a twenty dollars ($20) entrance fee. Potential members are required to bring in two pieces of valid picture ID (passport and one other ID), Social Security Card, a Job letter/Business License, work permit (if applicable) and proof of address (current utility bill, bank statement etc) in order to qualify for membership at Community First Co-operative Credit Union.
  8. Persons living abroad who wish to start an account are required to mail notarized copies of the documents listed and completed membership form.
  9. Once you have met all these requirements, you are a legal member and as such entitled to all services and products offered and any additional benefits of membership.

Ready to become a member?

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