About NZCU South


Our Story

Credit Union South, trading as NZCU South, has been making individuals, families and communities financially stronger for over 55 years.

Now that’s a long time when you compare that to other financial organisations. Originally established by the parishioners of St Mary’s Catholic Parish in Nelson, 10th October 1962. NZCU South has provided ongoing support to our members. We’ve done this, by keeping our mission throughout those 55 years consistent and to the point…. ‘Back New Zealanders who back themselves.

Just like the parishioners who planted the seed that became NZCU South, we’ve kept our ultimate responsibility to our members. NZCU South aims to provide a range of financial services to assist you with your financial needs. With over 90 staff members NZ wide, we offer award winning customer service, and we work hard to offer a world-class customer experience.


NZCU South’s Difference

NZCU South is a not-for-profit organisation. That means we’re not about profits, pie charts and percentages, we’re about you.

The profits stay in New Zealand and are given back to our owners, the NZCU South members. This reinvestment comes in the form of competitive interest rates on savings and lower costs on loans. NZCU South is all about helping you with ‘fairer fees, better rates and personalised service.

We share your enthusiasm with regards to your finances and we seek to foster a healthy attitude towards money with you. By treating everyone like an individual, we utilise our financial tools and services to help you achieve the life you want – faster and more easily. Credit Union South is here to ‘back New Zealanders who back themselves.


Our Focus

Personal Loan 

Debt Consolidation 

Low Deposit Home Lending


Investing Everyday banking


At NZCU South you will receive personalised service second to none because you are not just a number. As part-owner of your Credit Union you are treated with dignity and respect and have an equal say in how your Credit Union is run. Each member can vote at Annual General Meetings as well as stand for a position on the Board of Directors.


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Investor Information

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Our Community

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Our Cooperative

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Career Opportunites

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