Castlemilk Credit Union was established in 1990 to serve the financial needs of people resident in the G45 area (South-East Glasgow). At the time, poverty levels were very high; housing was in need of refurbishment and the people of the area suffered from lack of access to community resources. Confidence, self-esteem and aspirations for future development were low in the community. The Home Credit Industry provided the sole access to financial services for many families at very high rates of interest, which compounded the existing poverty levels.
The credit union opened its own custom built premises at 155 Castlemilk Drive in 2002. It is an accessible building with provision for car parking and close to other area amenities such as the library, swimming pool and Business Park. The facility provides a spacious, secure banking area, administration offices, and interview rooms. It is also home to the Castlemilk Law & Money advice centre.
We want to be a learning organisation for our members, staff, volunteers and the whole community.
“Our vision is that Castlemilk credit union becomes the preferred provider of personal loans and savings accounts to our members, with a reputation built on strong financial foundations and high regard within our community. We will always strive to spread the credit union message as broadly as possible, working closely with other credit unions in order to reach the widest possible membership.”