21 December 2022
The merger between Red Kite Credit Union and Smart Money Cymru Community Bank is now complete
After several months of work, members of Red Kite Credit Union were warmly welcomed to Smart Money Cymru Community Bank after the merger between Red Kite Credit Union and Smart Money Cymru Community Bank was completed on the 21st of December 2022.
All Red Kite Credit Union members’ accounts have now transferred to Smart Money Cymru Community Bank and members should not at first notice any significant differences in how services are managed and all regular volunteers are available to support members through this transition. Members will also have the option to carry out their business at the other Smart Money Cymru branches located in Blackwood, Brecon, Caerphilly and Tredegar should they wish to and can contact the SMC Customer Advisor team as via telephone and email Monday to Friday, between 8.30am and 4.30pm.
Smart Money Cymru Community Bank is committed to providing access to savings, loans and banking facilities to the residents of Powys, so Community Banking Hubs in Builth Wells, Llandrindod Wells, Llanwrtyd Wells and Knighton are all open as usual . Red Kite CU’s admin office in The Hive, Llandrindod Wells will remain in use in the coming months.
The merger allows members access to improved and modernised services and accounts, such as:
- Easy access online loan applications. Apply for up to £15,000, with decisions usually made within 24 hours
- Members can save up to £60,000 (with a return of 0.75% dividend paid for 2020/21)
- Dedicated Christmas savings account, with balance locked until November each year
- Over 5,000 household items, tech and gifts available through Smart Goods finance (smart-goods.co.uk)
- A variety of ways to pay into accounts, including Direct Debit, card payments and cash
- A large, friendly team to help you be confident with your finances
- Constant product development and service improvements
If you were a member of Red Kite Credit Union, please contact the Customer Advisor team of Smart Money Cymru Community Bank for all your account enquiries via option 1 on 02920 883751 or email them at email@example.com