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It’s nice to meet you


Welcome to a different way of banking. A place where people come before profits. Where caring and community support go hand in hand.

Our members come first

Our members are our owners, so you have a say in how we operate.

We’re local

East Coast is our home, and we want to make it yours too.

We love Nova Scotia

10% of profits are reinvested in our local communities.

Refreshingly honest

We tell it like it is. No financial jargon, just straight talk.

Oh, and we’re nice too

Some say it’s an East Coast thing. We say it’s our thing.

Every deposit made at East Coast Credit Union stays local and supports our communities.

Our local difference

With every deposit, our community profits

Every time one of our members makes a deposit, we’re able to provide loans to Nova Scotia residents and businesses such as:

  • First-time home buyers
  • A growing family making renovations
  • An entrepreneur opening a restaurant

Working with a Small Business Advisor can make a big difference.

Member story

Local jobs for local people

... There was so much involved in purchasing our new business. During this process the one-on-one communication with our financial advisor has been second to none, it is a relief to know that my calls are important.”

Mantua Country Store

Meet a Business Advisor

Bank your way, every day


From our handy mobile app to friendly service in person or over the phone, the choice is yours.

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Deposit a cheque or pay a bill on the go in just a few clicks.

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Get friendly advice and support by a phone or video.

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Bank at one of our 18 branches across Nova Scotia.

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Access ATMs coast-to-coast at no extra charge.

I love working for an organization that really cares about our communities and does so much to support local businesses.

Talk to an expert

Experts like Christine Sawiras are ready to help members


Christine is a Financial Services Officer helping members manage their finances by giving honest advice tailored to each individual situation. Like all our financial experts, Christine is here to help you:

  • Find the perfect account
  • Set up a monthly budget
  • Save for a down payment
  • Get a loan for your next project
  • Stay on track for retirement
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Cash Back Mortgage

Get more from your mortgage

Make home even sweeter with up to 5% cash back on your mortgage. Take care of closing costs, and moving expenses, or treat yourself to something special to make your new house feel like your new home.

Giving back to build stronger communities

Community impact

Giving back

From economic development to community well-being, education and environmental sustainability, when we invest in our community, we invest in you.

$70k

Loyal2Local purchases

$50k

VON donation

$10k

ECCU Bursary Program

3,651

Tonnes of saved carbon emissions

Community support

The annual #EastCoastCUCares Grant Program


Through #EastCoastCUCares we provide up to $100,000 in funding for initiatives that create a measurable social and/or environmental impact on our local communities. Applications for the annual will open in the fall of 2022. Stay tuned.

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