What makes us different?

Bank Plus

LaHave River Credit Union is owned by it's members and open to everyone. We provide the great banking you're seeking, but we offer something more. We offer the opportunity to be part of something bigger: The chance to be more than a customer, to help build your community, to see fairness, trust, equality, and independence brought to life in real and meaningful ways, from the way we do business to the way we treat you every day.


Our Credit Union Pillars

  • Great Banking
    • LaHave River Credit Union provides members with products and services that enhance their financial well-being.
  • Bank +
    • LaHave River Credit Union offers many of the same products and services as a bank, but also something more: The power of membership and the opportunity to contribute to the community in a real and meaningful way.
  • CO-OP Principles are meaningful
    • Credit Unions were founded on principles that guarantee fairness and trust in everything we do. We believe in equality, independence, and putting your money to work for you and your community.
  • More than a Customer
    • Banks have customers, we have members. You are one of us and will be trusted, treated fairly, and provided with excellent products and services.
  • Committed to where we live
    • LaHave River Credit Union is invested in our communities, and we give them the opportunity to do so.

Why Should I bank at LaHave River Credit Union

Because you'll receive great financial products and services and at the same time contribute to the community in real and meaningful ways. We're more than a bank. We make a local impact - your money stays here and works here. You are more than a customer, you're a member. We provide expert financial advice and services, but we also invest in our members and their communities. We don't answer to distant shareholders. Decisions are made right here in Bridgewater.

Local Ownership and Control

Belonging to a credit union means that you are more than a customer - you are an owner - and as an owner you get to influence the progress of your business. There is a voluntary Board of Directors that you elect with your right to vote at the Annual General Meeting. All decisions are made locally, by people who live in and understand your local community. As neighbours, living and working in the same community, LaHave offers all the financial services you require with a big difference - pride in knowing all monies stay here in our own communities working for your own economic benefit. You'll enjoy a flexible approach to business and responsiveness to local concerns. All things being equal, why would you not choose a financial institution where the very ownership structure is designed to focus on, and is sensitive to, your needs?

Community Involvement

LaHave River Credit Union is uniquely positioned to support community development through:

· Loans to owners and small businesses

· Investment to community projects

· Sponsorship of community activities and events

· Public education programs to foster personal financial well-being

· Outstanding School and Community Involvement Scholarship

· Employees active in the community as members of boards of trade, chambers of commerce, church groups, service organizations, charitable organizations, and numerous other activities