About us

About us

Created by the community, for the community

Our Timeline

1999

Registered under the Industrial and Provident Societies. Launched in June with first branch for 2hrs every Wednesday morning in foyer of United Church, Dorchester with office in one small room above the CAB

2000

Office moved to United Church and branch open on Saturdays and Wednesdays

2002

Office and branch moved to former TSB building in High East Street., Dorchester

Dorchester branch now open Monday to Saturday

Regulation changed to Financial Service Authority

Common bond extended to Weymouth & Portland and the rest of West Dorset.

2003

Branches opened in Littlemoor and Fortuneswell in Portland.

Members in Weymouth able to make payments at the Weymouth and Portland Borough Council Offices

Branch opens in Bridport

2004

Additional branch opened in Easton, Portland

Branch opens in Weymouth

Credit Union office moves from High East Street to Broadmayne

Branch opens in Sherborne

2005

Dorchester branch moves to Magna building, 40 High East Street and now open every day

2006

Office moves back to Dorchester, 42 High East Street

2007

Common bond area extended to include North Dorset

Branch opens in Gillingham

2009

Branch opens in Shaftesbury

2010

Branch opens in Sturminster Newton

Branch opens in Blandford

2011

Lyme Regis branch opens

2012

FSA changed to Financial Conduct Authority and Prudential Regulation Authority

2013

Branch opens in Beaminster

Office moves to join branch at 40 High East Street, Dorchester

2014

Common bond area extended to include all of Dorset

Branch opens in Maiden Newton

Wareham opens in Not for Sundaes café

2015

Merger complete with Camelot Credit Union, now known as Wyvern Savings and Loans

Common Bond extended to all of Dorset and Somerset

Branches available in Crewkerne and Yeovil

 

Are you eligible to join?

Find out about our 'Common bond'

To become a member of Wyvern Savings and Loans you should be over 18 years of age (although Young Saver members are also welcome) and you will be living or working in the Common Bond area (Dorset, or Somerset and adjoining parishes).

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A couple of years ago I needed a £300 loan, I rang a local lending company and was persuaded to sign their contract. Two days later I had second thoughts about their high interest rate and cancelled the contract under the cooling off clause. I was then pestered for two days by their representative who just would not take no for an answer. When I later joined Wyvern Savings & Loans, they couldn't have been more helpful. Without any pressure they agreed a repayment plan I could afford - and at a much lower rate of interest; I could also reschedule my payments with them if I had a problem later on.

Clare's Story, South West
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