About Us

Welcome to Cardiff & Vale Credit Union

Cardiff & Vale Credit Union is your award-winning credit union, operating for over 26 years. We are a financial services co-operative that exists for the benefit of our members who have at least one of the following features in common:

  • living in Cardiff or Vale of Glamorgan
  • working anywhere in Wales
  • working for one of our 54 payroll savings & loans scheme employer partners

About Cardiff & Vale Credit Union

We now have over 10,000 adult and junior members of all ages and from all walks of life: each contributing to our local revolution for savings and loans. Our members enjoy the benefits of saving safely together and being able to borrow at an affordable rate of interest if the need arises (subject to affordability), as well as the benefit of knowing that saving with us is a great way to support their local community. Collectively we have saved local people thousands in loan interest compared to high interest lenders, and are on a mission to encourage all local people to join us.

Unlike banks, our only shareholders are our members who save with us, and any surplus (profits) we make are used to provide variable rate dividends to our savers, and to invest in the development of  our services to you. We are actively involved in our communities, committed to contributing to our local economy and the financial wellbeing of all of our members.

We were the first Wales-based financial services provider to be awarded 5 star accreditation with the Fairbanking Foundation for the ethical features of our personal loans.

We have branches open Monday to Friday at 4 Working Street in Cardiff and at 174 Holton Road in Barry, and also have information points across both counties.

Why not join online today: become a member and join us in our local revolution for ethical savings and affordable loans!

Cardiff & Vale Credit Union is an independent organisation, part of a much wider international credit union movement, offering a 'fair trade' approach to savings and loans

Credit Unions in Wales

We are part of Credit Unions of Wales - a consortium of 10 progressive credit unions who have committed to an ambitious strategy of collaboration and mutual support raise awareness and membership of credit unions across Wales. You can find out more at the Credit Unions of Wales website. The collaboration works on themes of common interest, such as improving our digital offering to members, opening access to workplace savings via our national Moneyworks Wales progrand loans schemes via Moneyworks Wales, and increasamme, and raising awareness of credit unions.

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. There are around 400 credit unions across the United Kingdom, with over a million members.