BECOMING A MEMBER
HOW TO JOIN THE CREDIT UNION FOR SOUTH EAST NORTHUMBERLAND
Becoming a member with your local CUSEN couldn't be simpler, as we have several methods of application that are designed around whatever suits the needs of our future members. Membership costs £2, and members are encouraged to make consistent savings into their accounts (although these savings do not need to be a large figure!)
VISIT OUR OFFICES OR COLLECTION POINTS
Membership application forms can be downloaded from our website, and are available at both our branch offices in Ashington and Blyth, as well as at all of our collection points. Once you have the application form, simply fill it in and hand it back at your nearest collection point with the requisite proof of identity, and we'll do the rest! Please follow the link for further information on how to Contact Us. For more information on acceptable ID, please see the 'Proof Of Identity' section further on this page.
TELEPHONE & E-MAIL REQUESTS
If you wish to request an application pack to be sent to your home address, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org; to request one by telephone, please ring (01670) 797283, or call into your local Collection Point.
PROOF OF IDENTITY
To help with your application, here is some useful information on what types of identification can be used to verify your identity.
ACCEPTABLE DOCUMENTS FOR PROOF OF IDENTIFICATION:
- Current Passport
- Full, New-Style, Driving Licence (With Photocard)
- Work ID
- Bus Pass
- Student ID card
If you do not have any photo-based ID, we can also accept:
Old-Style Driving Licence
Rent Statement/Tenancy Agreement
Payslip - Properly Printed With Both Employer And Member Details
If you cannot provide any of the above forms of ID, we can accept a letter from a referee in a position of responsibility, such as a teacher, social worker, minister of religion or solicitor. The letter must be written on the relevant individual's headed paper, and must only be used as a last resort. We can also perform an online ID check, if neccessary.
ACCEPTABLE DOCUMENTS FOR PROOF OF ADDRESS
Utility Bill - Gas, Water, Electricity, Telephone (But Not A Mobile Telephone)
Bank Or Credit Card Statement
Mail Order Statement
Rent Book (If Not Used As Proof Of ID)
Benefits Book (If Not Used As Proof Of ID)
TV Licence Document (Should Not Be Used As Proof Of ID)
Correspondence From A Doctor, Hospital, College, School, etc.
PROOF OF IDENTIFICATION FOR YOUNG SAVERS
The trustee opening an account for a young saver must provide proof of identity and proof of address as for an adult account. If the trustee is an existing member with CUSEN, and has already provided the relevant documents for their own account, then this is not needed. However, we will need to see the junior member's ID.