Cardiff & Vale Credit Union is an independant organisation, part of a much wider international credit union movement, offering a 'fair trade' approach to savings and loans.
Credit Unions Across the World
Internationally, there are over 51,000 credit unions across 100 countries, with 196 million collective members. For more information, visit the website of World Council of Credit Unions.
Credit Unions in the UK
There are around 400 credit unions across the United Kingdom, with over a million members.
Cardiff & Vale Credit Union is part of the Association of British Credit Unions, and is also part of the Department of Work & Pension funded 'Credit Union Expansion Project' (also known as CUEP), designed to promote the growth of credit unions across the UK.
Credit Unions in Wales
We are one of the largest and oldest of 22 credit unions across Wales. Along with a number of other credit unions, we benefit from Welsh Government support to expand membership and services, and we currently use this funding to develop our services in Vale of Glamorgan and to develop online services to members.
Welsh Government funded a national marketing campaign in early 2014 to promote the profile and understanding of credit unions across Wales. This has resulted in a Credit Unions of Wales brand and various media promotions, including a summary infographic to promote the benefits of using credit unions.
All areas of Wales are covered by a local credit union. For more information, see the Find Your Credit Union website.