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#Credit Unions

# credit-unions - Today’s News


# credit-unions - Friday 18 March, 2016

Credit unions got no official government response to their €5 billion housing offer

The Irish League of Credit Unions is proposing to put up €5 billion to fund social housing.

# credit-unions - Thursday 13 August, 2015

# credit-unions - Tuesday 23 June, 2015

Could credit unions be on the way out? They’re said to be under ‘sustained attack’

Fianna Fáil thinks the sector is burdened by “excessive regulation and bureaucracy”.

# credit-unions - Monday 26 January, 2015

Is the Credit Union going to start doing mortgages?

Maybe, but it’s “early days”.

# credit-unions - Thursday 18 December, 2014

Credit union ‘lent €3.1 million for five years with no interest or payments’

Killorglin Credit Union has been transferred to Tralee Credit Union.

# credit-unions - Monday 8 December, 2014

Which counties are the biggest spenders in Ireland this Christmas?

And how generous is Santa going to be in 2014?

# credit-unions - Tuesday 23 September, 2014

Are Credit Unions and An Post teaming up to take on banks?

The answer is a strong maybe.

# credit-unions - Saturday 16 August, 2014

The 9 at 9: Saturday

It’s the start of the weekend – and here’s everything you need to know as you start your day.

Credit unions say they knew nothing of “illegal snooping”

Credit unions are not being investigated by the Data Protection Commissioner, despite making front page news.

# credit-unions - Saturday 9 August, 2014

Why a difference in valuing buildings is causing many credit unions trouble

Value in use. Three very important words.

# credit-unions - Tuesday 5 August, 2014

Nearly 60% of Credit Unions are subject to lending restrictions

The restrictions are designed to limit the amount of a single loan.

# credit-unions - Wednesday 23 July, 2014

Berehaven Credit Union to be liquidated after ‘poor governance and lending practices’

The Central Bank says problems at Berehaven resulted in “serious financial difficulties”.

# credit-unions - Monday 14 July, 2014

A third of ads for financial services ‘do not meet guidelines’

A Central Bank survey assessed almost 300 advertisements from 23 different firms.

# credit-unions - Monday 16 June, 2014

Gardaí investigating “financial irregularities” at Dublin credit union

The fraud could amount to as much as €400,000.

# credit-unions - Thursday 5 June, 2014

How is the government revamping the social welfare system?

That’s one of the subjects up for debate in Leinster House today.

# credit-unions - Friday 2 May, 2014

Some credit unions ‘unwilling to comply with the law’ – Central Bank

Credit unions Registrar Sharon Donnery made the warning in a report sent to credit unions yesterday.

# credit-unions - Saturday 26 April, 2014

From Business ETC Credit Unions say they will provide members with good-value car insurance Money Money

Credit Unions say they will provide members with good-value car insurance

The ILCU believes members will be very interested in the alternative.

# credit-unions - Thursday 17 April, 2014

Credit union research finds we have more disposable income than this time last year

The credit union tracker shows early signs of recovery, as more people have money to spend and save.

# credit-unions - Friday 4 April, 2014

From Business ETC Credit Unions withdraw from debt deal because ‘it gives banks too much power’ Debt Relief

Credit Unions withdraw from debt deal because ‘it gives banks too much power’

The plan “vests control in the banks”, a statement from two Credit Union agencies said.

# credit-unions - Monday 31 March, 2014

Credit Unions could be using debit cards by next year

The facility could be in place for individual credit unions next January.

# credit-unions - Wednesday 5 March, 2014

From Business ETC Court approves transfer of Howth Sutton Credit Union Credit Unions

Court approves transfer of Howth Sutton Credit Union

The branch will continue to operate as normal following the transfer, the Irish League of Credit Unions stressed today.

# credit-unions - Tuesday 25 February, 2014

The Irish League of Credit Unions is to set up shop in Ethiopia

The charitable arm of the credit union group aims to help half a million people in Ethiopia access “affordable and flexible” financial services.

# credit-unions - Friday 27 December, 2013

The 9 at 9: Friday

Good morning! Here are nine things you need to know as you start your day.

# credit-unions - Tuesday 17 December, 2013

Largest credit union in the country is not in trouble, RTÉ clarifies

The credit union today announced profits of over €7 million and record reserves, after two reports that it was in trouble.

People still joining credit unions, but fewer are taking out loans

The head of the Irish League of Credit Unions says the increase in members show the public still has confidence in the movement.

# credit-unions - Saturday 16 November, 2013

Explainer: What is going on with the Credit Union?

With Newbridge Credit Union being taken over by Permanent TSB, it is only natural some are questioning the movement’s strength. Here, we answer some of the questions surrounding the issue.

# credit-unions - Tuesday 12 November, 2013

Central Bank assessing issues at 100 credit unions

Eamon Gilmore told the Dáil today that there are twenty credit unions that have reported regulatory reserves below the minimum requirement.

Credit Union chief says there is “no evidence” 100 movements are in trouble

The league says that there is over €600 million in surplus capital in the country’s credit unions.

# credit-unions - Monday 11 November, 2013

Gilmore: Newbridge Credit Union is a one-off case

Gilmore said the government hopes it will be possible to have a credit union in Newbridge again.

Credit Unions are “safe, strong and secure” – ILCU chief

Kieron Brennan said that the Newbridge Credit Union case is “exceptional”, but Permanent TSB says it is business as usual for Newbridge members.

Newbridge Credit Union taken over by Permanent TSB

The Central Bank applied to have the credit union taken over by the state-backed bank, but campaigners say they will take the case to Europe.

# credit-unions - Saturday 9 November, 2013

Central Bank to apply to have PTSB take over Newbridge Credit Union – reports

A proposed merger with Naas Credit Union has fallen apart, leaving the future of Newbridge Credit Union uncertain.

# credit-unions - Tuesday 24 September, 2013

Poll: Do you save money every month? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you save money every month?

With the Credit Union survey showing we have little or no spare cash at the end of the month, do you manage to save anything?

# credit-unions - Wednesday 11 September, 2013

Newbridge Credit Union members “will default on loans” if merger goes through

Campaigners looking to block the merger of Newbridge and Naas Credit Unions say that a leading audit firm cleared the Newbridge accounts months before the special manager was appointed by the Central Bank.

# credit-unions - Tuesday 13 August, 2013

Parents provide €421 per month on average to their college-going child

Students spend the money on rent, bills, food, books and going out.

# credit-unions - Thursday 8 August, 2013

Credit unions are three times more popular than banks

Research has found that 25 per cent of credit union members said they joined because their parents set up an account for them.

# credit-unions - Tuesday 6 August, 2013

Government will have to pay “tens of millions” in Newbridge Credit Union merger

A protest is planned for this Friday at the Central Bank as the Minister for Finance has approved, “in principle”, plans to merge two Kildare credit unions.

# credit-unions - Thursday 20 June, 2013

Central Bank given power to pre-approve Credit Union managers

The new rules will apply to 250 of the country’s 300 credit unions.

# credit-unions - Monday 25 February, 2013

Survey: Just 58% of teenagers expect to find work in Ireland after college

The Teens & Money survey by the Irish League of Credit Unions shows that 80 per cent of teenagers worry about the costs associated with third level education.

# credit-unions - Thursday 17 January, 2013

From Business ETC 61% of people have under €100 left a month after essential bills – Credit Unions Bills

61% of people have under €100 left a month after essential bills – Credit Unions

the final 2012 ‘What’s Left’ tracker series conducted by the Irish league of Credit Unions shows 61% of people have €100 or less left at the end of the month once essential bills are paid.

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