Access to finance to promote business and investment was limited to the very few, the common man had no access to finance that the better off in the society of 1856 where able to aquire to further thriving business interests. In Aberafan of that time period there where few financial houses that even those who could afford to save and borow could use.The following lists those that were in existance at that period.
Central Glamorgan Building Society, Ivorites Hall
Duck Street. . William Davies, secretary.
Aberafan Building Society (First office), Castle Hotel .Water Street. William Davies, secretary
Aberafan Building Society (Second office), Victoria
Hotel High Street. . Willam. Jones, secretary.
Harbour Trust Co.'s Office, Port Talbot . Thomas
Gas Works, Water st. . . William Jones, secretary
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