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SELF-HELP CREDIT UNION – Invest with Your Values

Self-Help Credit Union serves more than 77,000 members through 33 branches in North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida and Southwest Virginia. In Asheville, Self-Help CU proudly serves members through a pair of branches at 391 S. French Broad Avenue and 1911 Hendersonville Road. More broadly, Self-Help CU’s Western North Carolina branch presence extends into the communities of Brevard, Hendersonville, Lexington, Maiden, Morganton, Old Fort and Rosman.  Our members enjoy the benefits of belonging to a credit union while a supporting our larger mission to expand opportunities for all, including people of color, women, rural residents, low-wealth families and communities that may be under-served by conventional lenders.

Founded in 1980, the nonprofit Center for Community Self-Help (Self-Help) is the umbrella organization for Self-Help Credit Union, Self-Help Federal Credit Union, Self-Help Ventures Fund and the Center for Responsible Lending.

 For over 40 years the Self-Help family has provided over $9.1 billion in financing to help more than 172,000 borrowers buy homes, start and build businesses, and strengthen community resources. Self-Help’s mission is to create and protect ownership and economic opportunity for all. We do this by providing responsible financial services, lending to small businesses and nonprofits, developing real estate, and promoting fair lending practices. 

Put your money where your heart is!


  • To Individuals
  • To Small Businesses & Nonprofits
  • To Childcares and Schools
  • For Homeownership
  • For the Environment


  • Our Credit Union Members
  • Underserved Communities
  • Women & Children
  • North Carolina, South Carolina & Florida
  • California, Greater Chicago & Milwaukee
  • Nationwide


  • Sustainable Food Systems
  • Revitalized Downtowns
  • Stronger Neighborhoods

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Did you know that Asheville’s landmark Public Service Building at 34 Wall Street has long been owned by Self-Help?

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