Become a Member

Benefits of becoming a Member at the Debden Credit Union

You don't just open an account with a credit union - you join a credit union. Membership is the most distinctive feature of the credit union system. The fundamental operating principle of credit unions is democratic ownership: one member, one vote, regardless of the amount of shareholdings or deposits. That means you have a voice, along with other members, in setting the credit union's direction at the local level, where services meet your needs. You can also share in the distribution of earnings and seek election to the credit union's board of directors. Once you are a member, you will have access to all of the products and services for which you are eligible.

Requirements for Opening a NEW Membership Account

1. Contact the Debden Credit Union to book an appointment to purchase a membership share and open an account today. Depending on your needs, this appointment may take 30 minutes to one hour.

2. To help us serve you better, and to meet our legal requirements, two pieces of acceptable identification will be required. The identification must be original and valid (not expired). At least one piece of identification must be the following:

  • Driver's license
  • Birth Certificate
  • Passport
  • Permanent Resident Card or other similar document
  • Indian Status Card/Treaty Card
  • Saskatchewan Health Card

3. The following personal information:

  • Full legal name
  • Social Insurance Number (SIN)
  • Date of birth
  • Current Address-complete mailing and civic address (house number, street address, or land location)
  • Employer
  • Occupation
  • Phone number(s)

We will ask your permission to obtain other information to complete the membership/account opening process which may include a review of your credit history.

4. In order to become a member of the credit union, you will be asked to purchase a share. You are not just a customer or a number; you are an owner and a member of our community. As an owner, you are a shareholder with an opportunity to vote and the chance to share in the distribution of earnings/profits from the credit union.