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Credit Unions

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# 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

From Business ETC A third of ads for financial services ‘do not meet guidelines’ Banks

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

From Business ETC Newbridge Credit Union members “will default on loans” if merger goes through Credit Unions

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.

# credit-unions - Thursday 13 December, 2012

Oireachtas agenda: Social Welfare Bill, insurance premiums and CF unit

TDs finally get to vote on controversial measures like cuts to respite care grant this morning.

# credit-unions - Tuesday 11 December, 2012

Oireachtas agenda: Welfare cuts, HSE bailout and the Seanad’s birthday

James Reilly formally asks for a €360 million HSE bailout today, as the Dáil also debates Sinn Féin’s motion of no confidence.

# credit-unions - Monday 12 November, 2012

One quarter of Irish people ‘will be paying for Christmas’ in New Year

Only two out of five of us will be able to get through Christmas just on our regular income – although credit card use is set to drop, according to Irish credit unions.

# credit-unions - Wednesday 3 October, 2012

From Business ETC Credit union loans down 10 per cent Credit Unions

Credit union loans down 10 per cent

The Irish League of Credit Unions said the decline is due to a “severe lack of demand and continued restrictions on lending”.

# credit-unions - Tuesday 31 July, 2012

From Business ETC Five companies went bust each day of July, says Vision-net Companies

Five companies went bust each day of July, says Vision-net

Half of those stress-tested by the credit and risk analyst also showed signs of being on the brink of failure.

# credit-unions - Monday 9 July, 2012

Poll: Are you up to date with your bills? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Are you up to date with your bills?

A new survey says that 47 per cent of consumers struggle to pay all of their bills on time. Are you up-to-date with your bills?

From Business ETC Consumers relying on credit cards to pay household bills – survey Consumer Finances

Consumers relying on credit cards to pay household bills – survey

A survey by the Irish League of Credit Unions how that a growing number of people feel they are “living to work as opposed to working to live”.

The 9 at 9: Monday

Nine things you need to know this morning…

# credit-unions - Monday 30 April, 2012

Government pledges support for Credit Union reform

The Finance Minister is to establish an implementation group in order to facilitate the restructuring of the the country’s Credit Unions.

# credit-unions - Friday 27 April, 2012

From Business ETC North Dublin credit unions in talks over merger Credit Unions

North Dublin credit unions in talks over merger

Credit Unions in Howth and Malahide are in talks about an expected merger on foot of a report which recommend mergers across the sector.

# credit-unions - Wednesday 18 April, 2012

The Daily Fix: Wednesday

All the biggest news stories from the day, as well as the few bits and pieces you might not have seen.

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