About membership of OCU
Anyone who lives or works within the county of Oxfordshire can join OCU. And even if you move away from Oxfordshire you can still remain a member.
All you need to do when you join is to start saving a regular amount each month. If you would like to join us and start saving, please call 01865 777 757 or download an application form. We make a £2 charge for joining which will be deducted from your first payment. We have an annual charge of £5 for managing your account, we waive this fee if the balance in your account is more than £50 or if you are making regular savings.
Download a membership application form.
In order to comply with anti-money-laundering regulations we will need to see proof of ID and address. You can send us a photocopy of a driving licence, passport or birth certificate.
Payroll deductions: Members who work in Oxford University Hospital Trust, the Oxford Bus Company, Trousdale Bakeries, Unipart, Oxford City Council, West Oxfordshire District Council, Vale of White Horse District Council or South Oxfordshire can pay into their OCU account directly through a deduction from their payroll. More about the advantages of payroll deductions here. Download a OCU Payroll Deduction form.
Standing orders and cash: Other members can save using either a standing order arrangement with their bank or by paying in cash using a PayPoint card (provided by OCU) at a retailer displaying the PayPoint sign – eg a local corner shop or garage. Just call us and we’ll talk you through this. Download a Standing Order Mandate.
Redirecting your Child Benefit to your OCU account: Use the Child Benefit redirection form if you would like your Child Benefit to be added directly to your OCU savings.
All our forms are available to be downloaded directly from the Forms and documents page.