The First Credit Union Difference
Any money we make goes back to our members through better interest rates on loans and low fees!
In July 1955 we began our journey as St Mary's Credit Union and became New Zealand’s first affiliated credit union. Our success was thanks to the dedicated volunteers who worked together to promote the credit union philosophy “people helping people” which we still up hold to this day.
In August 1955, St Mary's had 70 members and paid out it's first loan of 100 pounds.
Over the years we have had a few name changes, but remain committed to providing our members low fee accounts, great rates on savings accounts and no fee personal loans.
Board of Directors
FCU’s Board is elected by and are accountable to our members. The Board is responsible for the overall governance and strategic direction of FCU.
Our Board comprises of seven directors with a diverse range of backgrounds and skills.
Our Directors are (from left to right):
Rob Pascoe, Peter Iles, John Harvey, Judith Taane (Chair), Phil Todd, Malcolm Blair (Deputy Chair) and Simon Scott (General Manager).
The Leadership team is committed to our members and growing First Credit Union in a healthy, sustainable way. Each member of the Leadership team brings the necessary skills and experience required to ensure the smooth running of First Credit Union.
The team works alongside the General Manager and our Board of Directors to achieve the strategic goals of First Credit Union.
The Leadership team (from left to right) are: Richard O' Regan, Lending Manager, Hannah Goodhue, Business Development Manager, Michael Cathro, Insurance Manager, Ana Braunias, Call Centre Manager, Tieri Carswell, Systems Manager, Michelle Arundel, Collections Manager, Simon Scott, General Manager, Jarrod Dowd, Chief Information Officer, Melissa Hay, Marketing & Communications Manager, Stephen Hawkins, Chief Financial Officer, Asenaca Kaloumaira, Risk & Compliance Manager