Undeb Credyd y Barcud Coch Cyfyngedig, trading as Red Kite Savings and Loans and as Red Kite Credit Union (RKCU) is a credit union Authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and Regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority, similarly to high street banks and building societies and many other types of financial services companies.
Each credit union is a separate company and a separate member of the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) that protects members' savings up to the current limit of the scheme, £85,000 at March 2017.
If you live in or have a place of employment in Powys, you are eligible to join Red Kite Savings and Loans. Full membership is available to any person 16 years and over. A Young Savers Club is available for younger persons.
The Builth office of Red Kite Savings and Loans moved in 2017. Click here for new location in the Groe Car Park, Builth Wells
Red Kite Credit Union Service Points during COVID Lockdown
All our service points are Closed during the COVID Lockdown. The Credit Union is still operating using phone and electronic communucations and providing our usual services as far as possible in these circumstances. Any necessary face-to-face interaction will be very restricted and social distancing will be enforced.
For information on our service points in normal times, please Click here
Our School Savings Banks at Trefonnen, Llanbister, Llanelwedd and Dolau Primary Schools are also in general Closed during the Lockdown, as well as any Adult member services at the schools. The situation may very from school to school
We will hope to be able to re-open the school savings banks in due course when the lockdown restrictions are eased, probably on a selective basis. Currently it seems unlikely to be before the autumn terms. Meanwhile, if withdrawal of school bank savings is required, please contact the credit union on 01597 824000 where a message can be left.
Back to School expenses causing problems&query;
Your credit union could help Click here for a leaflet and more information
Financial problems due to COVID Emergency? LWWT Money Advice Clinic
Click click here for more information, including how to access the clinic by phone, text or email. Available now and for three months.
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Your savings are safe with Red Kite Credit Union as they are protected by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme. Click for more information on savings
Loans from small amounts up to £7,500 with Red Kite Credit Union are easy to repay with no hidden charges and flexible arrangements. Click for more information on loans
Red Kite Credit Union is working in parnership with the other Powys credit unions to promote a wider takeup of the benefits of Credit union membership throughout Powys and enable the people of Powys to
Red Kite Credit Union also works with Robert Owen Community Banking Fund in connection with their schemes for low or zero interest loans for Renewable Energy installations and Home Improvements. Click for further information
Our mantra for you
Save regularly, borrow wisely, repay easily Avoid the sharks Fly high with Red Kite Savings and Loans
Our own mantra
We like and try to apply this quote from Mother Teresa: «Let no-one ever come to you without leaving better and happier»