Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Trust about and what does it do?

How do I become a member of the Trust?

How do I get actively involved in the Trust?

I want to buy shares in my own name, how do I do that?

How do I proxy my vote to the Trust?

If I subscribe to the Celtic Trust and change my mind at a later date, how could I cancel my subscription?

Whilst I subscribe as a member, what do the Trust do with my money?

What are the benefits to me of being a member?

 

What is the Trust about and what does it do?

The aims of the Trust are to give the fans greater say in the club in the short term and for fans to own the club in the long term. You can find most of what you need on our website. The About Us Section and the Aims and Objectives and Trust Officers section is probably the most useful.
We hope that after reading this you will consider joining and getting involved.

How do I become a member of the Trust?

Becoming a member is a quick, two-stage process.
First, you need to register at https://members.CelticTrust.net. Basic contact details and whether or not you are a current shareholder are needed. You will then receive an (almost instant) email asking you to confirm your desire to register.
When you confirm your registration, you can join the Trust and become a member. Just login with your credentials at https://members.CelticTrust.net and click on the ‘Join’ button. You can then become a member by subscribing either monthly or annually. Your membership lasts for the length of each payment period.

Of course we are more than grateful if individuals want to donate one-off payments to the Trust, but membership is only conferred in the event that you make that monthly or annual commitment.

How do I get actively involved in the Trust?

The Trust welcomes the input of all its members so simply raise this at any of the member’s meetings or contact us by email.  We are planning to do a skills survey from time to time so that we can best use the talents of our members for our collective benefit.

I want to buy shares in my own name, how do I do that?

Unless there is a share issue or you know someone who wants to sell shares privately, then you have to buy shares via a broker.  Brokers charge fees so it is worth checking around, especially if you are only buying a small amount.  Your own bank might be able to advise you.  We cannot offer financial advice because we are not authorised to do that by the FCA.

How do I proxy my vote to the Trust?

Proxying your vote is not a once-and-for-all process.  At each AGM or EGM you will be sent information and this will include a form or link to allow you to proxy your vote.   You retain ownership of the shares but you are, in effect, lending us your vote for each meeting that you do this. We post specific guidance closer to the time of AGMs.

If I subscribe to the Celtic Trust and change my mind at a later date, how could I cancel my subscription?

Short answer is – easily. When you subscribe via WorldPay (our online banking partner) they provide you with a separate WorldPay logon and password that you should store safely. This is so you don’t have to rely on us to cancel your agreement for you. You are always in control.

In the event you want to cancel your subscription, you can log into the WorldPay Administration Server with your username and password at:

https://secure.worldpay.com/fp/jsp/common/login_shopper.jsp

This will give you access to your agreement details. Go down to Customer FuturePay Agreements and click where it says ‘Change Details’. In the bottom right hand corner you will see a button saying ‘Cancel’. Click this and confirm. You will then receive an e-mail confirming that your agreement/subscription has been cancelled. Once confirmed, your agreement will then be cancelled. You will get conformation of this on screen, and also be notified via e-mail. No more payments will be taken for this agreement.

Whilst I subscribe as a member, what do the Trust do with my money?

The Trusts overarching aim is to buy shares in Celtic Plc. All monies we collect via subscriptions or donations are used to that effect. The shares are held in Trust on behalf of the membership, and we use the voting powers that ownership of the shares give us to support our members’ aims (agreed at General meetings).

Aside from modest running expenses, all of our members’ money goes to purchase of those shares. Officers of the Trust, and the Trustees themselves volunteer their time, and are not remunerated for any of the work they do on behalf of the Trust. This keeps our expenses to a minimum. Of course, our audited accounts are available to members on request, and will be published before each Annual General Meeting.

What are the benefits to me of being a member?

As a Celtic fan, we take it that you will be glad to see your money, pooled with others, used to further the influence of the fan base in the Celtic boardroom. As a member, you will also be entitled to attend general meetings of the Trust, stand for elected office, speak to and vote on resolutions at General Meetings.