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Self-Help Credit Union


Self-Help Credit Union

Thank you for visiting us at Self-Help Credit Union! We've been working to build stronger communities since 1980. We're based in Durham, North Carolina, and initially most of our work took place in NC. In recent years, we have expanded to have a presence in Florida and South Carolina. Today we serve 70,000 members through 29 branches and lending offices across the state. Members join us for lots of different reasons -- here are just a few:

  • We offer fair and affordable checking and multiple ways to save and invest.
  • We make home loans, car loans and fund small businesses for people with low-to-middle incomes.
  • We help create jobs and spur economic development.
  • Through our affiliate, the Center for Responsible Lending, we actively fight predatory lending practices.
  • We work hard every day to expand economic opportunities in under-served communities.

Invest in Yourself and Your Community

“Self-Help is one of the best credit union opportunities out there. It’s a great way to put your money back into the community just by banking. Your money is not just your investment – it’s an investment in your community when you put it with Self-Help.” - Franzi Charen, owner of Hip Replacements, and founder and director of Asheville Grown Business Alliance

Find out more about us and the work we do.