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New Zealand Firefighters Credit Union


  • Low-interest starting from 9.95%
  • Credit union loans up to $10,000
  • Repayment up to 24 months

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About New Zealand Firefighters Credit Union

New Zealand Firefighters Credit Union was formed in 1976 and officially became the credit union for firefighters and emergency services personnel in 1981.

With over 1800 members we have grown to be a strong group with a wide range of financial, banking and insurance services and products.

Making a difference

New Zealand Firefighters Credit Union was formed with the goal to make a difference to the men and women who serve our nation and risk their live to protect us. With some of the most flexible and affordable loans and credit services in the country we believe that we are doing just that one step at a time.

What New Zealand Firefighters Credit Union can offer you

We offer a range of both secured and unsecured personal loans to our members at highly competitive rates that cannot be obtained from traditional banks.

We also offer savings accounts, online and mobile banking, financial advice and insurance to our valued members.

Our loans - here when you need them

We offer standard loans which are available to members who have 10% savings available in their loan provider accounts and can offer you up to $5,000. We also offer fast loans of $5,000 and above which are ideal for those who are able to provide security.

New Zealand Firefighters Credit Union Product Details

  • Loan Type Credit union loans
  • Interest Rate from 9.95%
  • Loan Amount up to $10,000
  • Repayment 3 months to 24 months

We make a difference to the men and women who serve our nation and risk their lives to protect us

From employees of the National Office and any operational support and fire brigades and forces to members of the ambulance service - you're welcome to apply to become a member of the New Zealand Firefighters Credit Union and we welcome you to apply online by downloading our membership application form.

Download and fill out the membership application

Our membership online loan application form is available for download on our website under the "about" and "who can join" tabs. Once you download the PDF you can then print it and complete it in your own time. You must provide us with your payroll number and all of your personal, contact and employment details. We will then process your application and get back to you.

Why do we what we do?

We know how difficult it must be to get credit for some of the citizens that reside in New Zealand. This is one of the reasons we started this finance system so that we could cater to people who were being given the runarounds from banks. At the end of the day, if you qualify for a certain kind of credit, we see no problem with giving you the amount of money that you need.

We at New Zealand Firefighters Credit Union want to be able to help you to attend to whatever financial emergencies that you may have. Our duty is to help clients so that they know that we are always here for them. Should you not be able to afford the credit union loan you have applied, you shouldn’t apply for it. The last thing you need is to have your credit profile ruined over a debt that could have been avoided.

Can I apply for an additional credit union loan?

We will always advise you to first pay off your initial credit union loan first before applying for a new one. On the other hand, we will have no problem approving your second loan if you qualify for it.

Customer Reviews & Testimonials

February 2019

New Zealand Firefighters Credit Union has some of the best credit unions offer. I am so happy I chose them.

Mandi H
— Horeke —

March 2019

What a convenient loan application New Zealand Firefighters Credit Union has. Everything was a breeze.

Peter C
— Houhora —

New Zealand Firefighters Credit Union Contact Details

Physical Address

  • 5 Britannia Street Wellington Petone, Lower Hutt 5012 New Zealand
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Postal Address

  • PO Box 33097, Petone, Wellington, 5012, New Zealand

Opening Hours

  • Monday 8.30 – 16.30
  • Tuesday 8.30 – 16.30
  • Wednesday 8.30 – 16.30
  • Thursday 8.30 – 16.30
  • Friday 8.30 – 16.30
  • Saturday – CLOSED
  • Sunday – CLOSED