About Us

We're here for you

With a rich history of over 25 years, we have grown to be one of the UK’s largest Credit Unions.

In 2015, we were selected by the Ministry of Defence to provide serving Armed Forces personnel, veterans and their families with simple savings and affordable loans.

We help you become financially resilient

As part of the Ministry of Defence’s goal to help serving personnel become financially resilient, First Defence Finance started helping those who serve with savings and loans from their pay.

First Defence Finance is a trading name of Plane Saver Credit Union.

We are a financial cooperative owned and run by our members for its members. We provide an ethical alternative to both mainstream financial service providers and pay-day lenders.

In 2018, we introduced a product called Payday Payback, which was designed to help those who serve to take back control of their finances if they had an outstanding payday loan.

Why you should become a member of First Defence Finance

We want to be YOUR First Defence against high cost lending and the financial challenges that get thrown at you as a member of the armed forces.

We are an ethical alternative

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Ran by an Armed Forces Veteran

Become a member and start saving today!

We put this in practice by providing you with fair rates of borrowing, flexible savings accounts to kickstart that habit and financial education as a means of giving you the tools to manage your finances more effectively.