Important Notice! 30th April & 12th May 2021

We will be carrying out an essential IT upgrade which will improve services to all members.  For us to carry out this essential upgrade we will need to make some changes to our branches.

On the 30th April 2021.

Our branches in Port Talbot and Swansea will be closed all day.

Our branch in Neath will be open as normal from 9.30am – 4.30pm and we will be available as normal on the phones.

On the 12th May 2021

All branches will be closed and the phone service will be unavailable.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

 

 

 

Virtual AGM Meeting March 4th 2021

Our first virtual AGM took place online on Thursday 4th March at 5.00pm
At this meeting the Chief Executive was able to report positively on the activities of Celtic Credit Union over the last 12 months trading period.  It had been a successful year despite the challenges caused by the Covid-19 Pandemic and ongoing national lockdowns. Celtic Credit Union, despite these very difficult circumstances, had managed to keep all offices open and maintained full membership services.
In addition, The Chief Executive reported on the decision to vary the Annual Membership contribution, and the consequent improvements that this would allow to membership services planned for the coming year.
Celtic Credit Union remains in a strong financial position, and therefore the meeting was able to approve the declaration of a dividend of 0.25% to be paid to members by 31st March 2021.
Other matters which were approved by the membership were:
  • Election of the Board of Directors
  • Election of Auditors WBV Chartered Accountants

Annual General Meeting 4th March 2021

Notice of Annual General Meeting

The AGM of Celtic Credit Union Ltd

(trading as Neath Port Talbot Credit Union and Swansea Bay Credit Union)

will take place on

Thursday 4th March 2021 at 5.00pm

IMPORTANT NOTE

Due to Welsh Government restrictions as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic this meeting will take place online.

If you would like to attend, please email [email protected] quoting your full name, address and membership number

We will then send you a link to join the meeting – this will be emailed to you the day before the AGM.

Only members of CCU (NPTCU and SBCU) are eligible to attend the AGM.

Security Checks

Celtic Credit Union New Security Checks 2021

Beginning on 4th January 2021 we will begin introducing additional security checks on

all transactions

These checks will be fully enforced from

1st February 2021

The additional measures are for your financial security and to protect against fraud. 

Please bear with us on your next visit whilst we introduce and explain these changes.

Christmas opening times

Christmas & New Year Opening Times

 Wednesday 23rd December

Neath and Port Talbot:  9.30am – 4.30pm

Swansea: 9.30am – 1.00pm

Christmas Eve Thursday 24th December :

9.30am – 1.00pm

Christmas Day Friday 25th December :

BANK HOLIDAY – CLOSED

Saturday 26th December :

CLOSED

Sunday 27th December :

CLOSED

Monday 28th December :

BANK HOLIDAY – CLOSED

Tuesday 29th December

Neath and Port Talbot:  9.30am – 4.30pm

Swansea: 9.30am – 1.00pm 

Wednesday 30th December

Neath and Port Talbot:  9.30am – 4.30pm

Swansea: 9.30am – 1.00pm

New Year’s Eve Thursday 31st December :

9.30am – 1.00pm

New Year’s Day Friday 1st January :

BANK HOLIDAY CLOSED

Saturday 2nd January :

CLOSED

Sunday 3rd January :

CLOSED 

Monday 4th January :

Normal Hours Resume

Neath and Port Talbot:  9.30am – 4.30pm

Swansea: 9.30am – 1.00pm

ONLINE LOAN SHARKS CIRCLE ON SOCIAL MEDIA THIS CHRISTMAS!

“Loan sharks are increasingly using social media platforms, such as Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat, to advertise their illegal loans and target potential victims. They also use social media community groups and local selling pages,” Sarah Smith of Wales Illegal Money Lending Unit (WIMLU).

WIMLU would always recommend that people who need to borrow money should talk to their local Credit Union about safe and ethical financial products and services.

https://creditunionsofwales.co.uk/latest-news/online-loan-sharks-circle-on-social-media-this-christmas/

Change to Annual Membership Fee!

We are changing the way we charge the Celtic Credit Union Annual Membership Fee.

 We will no longer be applying an annual charge at the end of March each year.

 With effect from 1st January 2021 the Membership Fee will be £0.50 per month and this will be charged on the first business day of each month.

 There is no charge for Junior Membership and this will continue to be the case.

 These changes will spread a minimal increase in cost over the entire year and enable us to provide improved services to members.

 

Thank you.

Swansea Branch Opening Times – 2nd November 2020

SWANSEA BRANCH OPENING HOURS

With effect from

Monday 2nd November 2020

this branch will close at 1.00pm

 

Opening hours will be:

Monday to Friday – 9.30am to 1.00pm

 

This is a temporary measure and we apologise for any inconvenience it may cause.

 

We will review this decision as soon as we are able to.

 

Branches in Neath and Port Talbot will remain open until 4.30pm.

 

Thank you for your understanding.

Change to branch opening hours

With effect from today (23rd June 2020) all branches will be open from 9.30am – 3.30pm.

The branches will still close for lunch from 12.30pm – 1.00pm.

Opening Hours

Monday

9.30am – 3.30pm

Tuesday

9.30am – 3.30pm

 Wednesday

9.30am – 3.30pm

 Thursday

9.30am – 3.30pm

Friday

9.30am – 3.30pm

Saturday

CLOSED

Closed for Lunch

12:30pm to 1:00pm

Branch office hours update

With effect from Wednesday 10th June, all branches will be closed for lunch between 12:30pm and 1:00pm until further notice.

You will still be able to call the office on 0333 006 3002 for balances, bank transfers, loading funds to your Change account and any other enquiries.

 

 

VE DAY BANK HOLIDAY CASH WITHDRAWALS

We will be closed for the VE Day Bank Holiday this weekend from

2.30pm on Thursday 7th May

and will re-open at

9.30am on Monday 11th May

In order to support our members over this weekend we will allow cash withdrawals of

£300 per person

on Thursday 7th May only

Please note that the maximum cash withdrawal will then revert to £100 per account per day with effect from Monday 11th May

May Bank Holiday

This year’s May Day Bank Holiday

will NOT be on a Monday but is on

FRIDAY 8th MAY

Celtic Credit Union offices will close at

2.30pm on Thursday 7th May

and will reopen at 9.30am on Monday 11th May

New Branch Opening Press release

Celtic Credit Union’s new Port Talbot branch is as easy to find as 1,2,3

As keyworkers, Celtic Credit Union staff in Port Talbot have gone the extra mile to keep their branch serving members throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, even when it meant opening a new office.

The credit union has moved to 123 Station Road, just a stone’s-throw away from the property it used for the last eight years. While the move had been long-planned and prepared for, it was thrown into chaos by the outbreak of Covid-19.

Celtic Credit Union Business Development Manager Julie Mallinson explained: “Unfortunately the timing of our move from the old office was not ideal but the lease had already been agreed in January when we couldn’t have foreseen the challenging times ahead.”

With the support of Neath Port Talbot Council, the staff of Celtic Credit Union moved into the new branch this week although parts of the refurbishment can’t be completed until restrictions are lifted.

“It wasn’t the smooth journey we had planned, but everyone pulled together and, with support from Tristan Mitchell of Red Dragon IT and Jason Davies of DJ Davies Properties, we’ve successfully managed it,” Julie added.

“I can’t thank the team enough, it’s been a challenging couple of weeks, but we are determined to keep open and serve our members.
“The larger public areas in the new Port Talbot office allow for greater social distancing during the Covid-19 pandemic outbreak, helping us to protect our members and staff much better than the old office allowed.

“We also like our new address because we can tell customers that the range of financial services we offer are as easy to access as 1,2,3!”

Credit Unions are classed as an essential service under UK government guidance during the Coronavirus Pandemic and Celtic Credit Union is maintaining their service from all three offices at Port Talbot, Neath and Swansea although opening hours have been restricted.

For further details visit celticcreditunion.co.uk or call 0333 006 3002.

Easter Bank Holiday Weekend

CASH WITHDRAWALS

We will be closed for Easter this weekend from 2.30pm on Thursday 9th April and will re-open after the Easter Bank Holiday on Tuesday 14th April

In order to support our members over this weekend we will allow cash withdrawals of

£300 per person

on Thursday 9th April only

Please note that the maximum cash withdrawal will then revert to £100 per account per day with effect from Tuesday 14th April

 

EASTER OPENING HOURS

Monday 6th April                     :              9.30am to 2.30pm

Tuesday 7th April                     :              9.30am to 2.30pm

Wednesday 8th April              :              9.30am to 2.30pm

Thursday 9th April                   :              9.30am to 2.30pm

Friday 10th April                      :                       CLOSED

Saturday 11th April                 :                       CLOSED

Monday 13th April                  :                       CLOSED

Tuesday 14th April                  :              9.30am to 2.30pm

Wednesday 15th April            :              9.30am to 2.30pm

Thursday 16th April                :              9.30am to 2.30pm

Friday 17th April                      :              9.30am to 2.30pm

Saturday 18th April                 :                       CLOSED