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BDS Credit Union Limited is a not-for-profit, member owned organisation established by local people within the Saintfield area following an identified need to provide opportunities and access to financial services to improve quality of life and living standards of people in the area.
BDS Credit Union was formed in 1969 in the Parochial House on the Crossgar Road, Saintfield.
As its membership grew BDS expanded by operating in two sub-offices, St Mary's Primary School in Ballygowan and St Caolan's Primary School in Darragh Cross.
In 2004 with the help of grants from the European Union and the Heritage Lottery Fund, BDS was able to open their own premises at 8 Main Street Saintfield where they remain today with over 3000 members across the common bond area.
Our mission statement and vision remains unchanged from that established through the principles and values of our founder members ‘to provide financial services to meet the current and future needs of all our members and those who are living or working within the common bond.