About The Community Bank

About our Credit Union

Prince Bishops Community Bank is a 'not for profit' Credit Union authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and Prudential Regulation Authority firm number 213983.

Prince Bishops Community Bank is for everyone living or working in County Durham and Northumberland. We have branches in Stanley (Head Office) and Bishop Auckland. We are here to offer local people secure savings and responsible lending.

We offer a safe home for your savings and our loans can be used for anything from an emergency to a luxury purchase as well as an alternative to payday lenders and high street weekly payment stores. Our savings and loans products are designed to be simple and effective, helping you to make your money work. 

As a Credit Union we are run in the community, by the community, for the community.

With a range of products and services for individuals, families, employers, schools and community groups, we are making your money work for you in your community.


Savings Protection
Our member’s savings are protected under the Financial Services Compensation Scheme, up to £85,000. By joining Prince Bishops Community Bank and saving with us, you are not only helping to build up your own financial security, you are also helping the wider community. JOIN US

Applying For Loan
Personal loans are open to all adults over the age of 18. You can borrow up to £5,000 for periods up to 5 years. Your application will be credit scored and assessed by our Loan Committee. There are a number of repayment options available, contact our Head Office on 01207 232351 to find out more.

Your Personal Data
If you would like to find out how your personal data may be used, please contact us on 01207 232351 and speak to one of our staff, alternatively, email us at  - info@pbcb.org.uk