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#Credit Unions

# credit-unions - Monday 16 December, 2019

Credit Unions urged to sign up for micro-loan scheme aimed at steering people away from moneylenders
# It Makes Sense
# It Makes Sense

Credit Unions urged to sign up for micro-loan scheme aimed at steering people away from moneylenders

Dec 16th 2019, 6:01 AM 27,779 Views 13 Comments

The government is scrapping an attached charge to try entice more credit unions to offer the loans.

# credit-unions - Tuesday 8 January, 2019

Credit unions are to be given more freedom to compete with moneylenders, so what would this mean?
# Explainer
# Explainer

Credit unions are to be given more freedom to compete with moneylenders, so what would this mean?

Jan 8th 2019, 8:30 PM 28,690 Views 34 Comments

It could mean they can offer small loans to people who otherwise mightn’t get credit.

# credit-unions - Friday 22 June, 2018

Credit Union in Kilkenny fined €210,000 for failure to protect members' savings
# Mighty Fine
# Mighty Fine

Credit Union in Kilkenny fined €210,000 for failure to protect members' savings

Jun 22nd 2018, 1:19 PM 20,990 Views 18 Comments

St Canice’s Credit Union has been reprimanded by the Central Bank for eight breaches of the Credit Union Act, 1997.

# credit-unions - Friday 9 March, 2018

Poor oversight and staff wins: Central Bank finds major issues with credit union prize draws
# Prize Draws
# Prize Draws

Poor oversight and staff wins: Central Bank finds major issues with credit union prize draws

Mar 9th 2018, 9:36 PM 20,675 Views 48 Comments

Some of the findings have been reported inaccurately according to the Central Bank and the Irish League of Credit Unions.

# credit-unions - Thursday 1 June, 2017

One in four adults are living in an unsuitable home but can't afford to move
# Property Ladder
# Property Ladder

One in four adults are living in an unsuitable home but can't afford to move

Jun 1st 2017, 9:52 AM 11,069 Views 26 Comments

Some are planning to extend or convert their home for more space.

# credit-unions - Monday 23 January, 2017

Credit unions want to shake up the mortgage market and they've €400m to lend
# Approved
# Approved

Credit unions want to shake up the mortgage market and they've €400m to lend

Jan 23rd 2017, 9:24 AM 36,675 Views 29 Comments

A representative group also wants lending rules relaxed,

# credit-unions - Tuesday 27 September, 2016

The 9 at 9: Tuesday
# 9 At 9
# 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Sep 27th 2016, 7:47 AM 8,829 Views 4 Comments

Here’s all the news you need to know this Tuesday morning.

So what brands are Irish customers having the best experience with?
# Satisfaction
# Satisfaction

So what brands are Irish customers having the best experience with?

Sep 27th 2016, 6:10 AM 34,557 Views 36 Comments

There are some surprises to be found in the results of the second annual Irish Customer Experience Survey. But fans of Irish Water might want to avert their eyes.

# credit-unions - Thursday 18 August, 2016

60% of parents going into debt so their child can go to college
# Student Finance
# Student Finance

60% of parents going into debt so their child can go to college

Aug 18th 2016, 10:51 AM 13,402 Views 61 Comments

A study by the Irish League of Credit Unions shows that 87% of parents spend an average of €447 a month to cover the cost of going to college.

# credit-unions - Wednesday 13 July, 2016

Sending a child back to school costs over €1,000
# Business Studies
# Business Studies

Sending a child back to school costs over €1,000

Jul 13th 2016, 8:50 AM 17,550 Views 97 Comments

Almost a third (31%) of parents find themselves in debt covering back to school costs.

# credit-unions - Saturday 2 July, 2016

Less than 10% of credit unions affected by rules limiting how much you can save
# Restrictions
# Restrictions

Less than 10% of credit unions affected by rules limiting how much you can save

Jul 2nd 2016, 7:30 AM 16,000 Views 22 Comments

The CP88 process resulted in a rule limiting how much a member could save with credit unions to €100,000.

# credit-unions - Sunday 12 June, 2016

Credit union at the centre of €700,000 fraud probe got €750,000 stabilisation in 2011
# Rush Credit Union
# Rush Credit Union

Credit union at the centre of €700,000 fraud probe got €750,000 stabilisation in 2011

Jun 12th 2016, 7:30 AM 16,768 Views 14 Comments

Rush Credit Union also made a loss of €2 million in 2011.

# credit-unions - Thursday 2 June, 2016

Gardaí investigating €700,000 missing from Dublin credit union
# Rush-Lusk
# Rush-Lusk

Gardaí investigating €700,000 missing from Dublin credit union

Jun 2nd 2016, 11:39 AM 19,832 Views 17 Comments

Gardaí today confirmed that they are investigating reports of financial irregularities at the credit union.

# credit-unions - Friday 18 March, 2016

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

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

Mar 18th 2016, 2:40 PM 20,763 Views 55 Comments

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

# credit-unions - Thursday 13 August, 2015

The next step: Charts show financial strain Irish parents face as their child goes to college
# College
# College

The next step: Charts show financial strain Irish parents face as their child goes to college

Aug 13th 2015, 12:00 PM 20,607 Views 46 Comments

It’s more saving and more debt.

# credit-unions - Tuesday 23 June, 2015

Could credit unions be on the way out? They're said to be under 'sustained attack'
# Shadow Of Its Former Self
# Shadow Of Its Former Self

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

Jun 23rd 2015, 2:49 PM 25,128 Views 25 Comments

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?
# No Place Like Home
# No Place Like Home

Is the Credit Union going to start doing mortgages?

Jan 26th 2015, 12:56 PM 12,558 Views 8 Comments

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'
# Pay Me Later
# Pay Me Later

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

Dec 18th 2014, 6:31 PM 16,107 Views 11 Comments

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?
# Cough Up
# Cough Up

Which counties are the biggest spenders in Ireland this Christmas?

Dec 8th 2014, 6:30 AM 14,521 Views 15 Comments

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?
# Bank Busters
# Bank Busters

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

Sep 23rd 2014, 2:31 PM 9,058 Views 18 Comments

The answer is a strong maybe.

# credit-unions - Saturday 16 August, 2014

The 9 at 9: Saturday
# 9 At 9
# 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Aug 16th 2014, 9:00 AM 10,209 Views 0 Comments

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"
# Data Breaches
# Data Breaches

Credit unions say they knew nothing of "illegal snooping"

Aug 16th 2014, 7:00 AM 8,556 Views 25 Comments

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
# Bang It In The Credit Union
# Bang It In The Credit Union

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

Aug 9th 2014, 7:15 AM 10,523 Views 20 Comments

Value in use. Three very important words.

# credit-unions - Tuesday 5 August, 2014

Nearly 60% of Credit Unions are subject to lending restrictions
# Lending Terms And Conditions
# Lending Terms And Conditions

Nearly 60% of Credit Unions are subject to lending restrictions

Aug 5th 2014, 6:45 AM 7,565 Views 8 Comments

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'
# Credit Crunch
# Credit Crunch

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

Jul 23rd 2014, 2:29 PM 9,242 Views 17 Comments

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'
# Banks
# Banks

A third of ads for financial services 'do not meet guidelines'

Jul 14th 2014, 12:31 PM 5,093 Views 8 Comments

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
# Larkhill
# Larkhill

Gardaí investigating "financial irregularities" at Dublin credit union

Jun 16th 2014, 11:19 AM 13,114 Views 11 Comments

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?
# Oireachtas Agenda
# Oireachtas Agenda

How is the government revamping the social welfare system?

Jun 5th 2014, 9:00 AM 10,615 Views 51 Comments

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
# Risk Assessment
# Risk Assessment

Some credit unions 'unwilling to comply with the law' - Central Bank

May 2nd 2014, 6:00 PM 12,064 Views 23 Comments

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

# credit-unions - Saturday 26 April, 2014

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

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

Apr 26th 2014, 5:40 PM 15,155 Views 24 Comments

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
# Money
# Money

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

Apr 17th 2014, 7:15 AM 5,105 Views 35 Comments

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

# credit-unions - Friday 4 April, 2014

Credit Unions withdraw from debt deal because 'it gives banks too much power'
# Debt Relief
# Debt Relief

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

Apr 4th 2014, 10:00 AM 11,532 Views 29 Comments

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
# Flexible Friends
# Flexible Friends

Credit Unions could be using debit cards by next year

Mar 31st 2014, 12:41 PM 9,221 Views 20 Comments

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

# credit-unions - Wednesday 5 March, 2014

Court approves transfer of Howth Sutton Credit Union
# Credit Unions
# Credit Unions

Court approves transfer of Howth Sutton Credit Union

Mar 5th 2014, 5:10 PM 11,024 Views 7 Comments

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
# Africa
# Africa

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

Feb 25th 2014, 6:45 AM 5,595 Views 19 Comments

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
# 9 At 9
# 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Friday

Dec 27th 2013, 8:52 AM 11,728 Views 5 Comments

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
# Credit Unions
# Credit Unions

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

Dec 17th 2013, 4:13 PM 19,031 Views 27 Comments

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
# Credit Unions
# Credit Unions

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

Dec 17th 2013, 11:45 AM 5,295 Views 13 Comments

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?
# Credit Unions
# Credit Unions

Explainer: What is going on with the Credit Union?

Nov 16th 2013, 9:15 AM 11,304 Views 19 Comments

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
# Credit Unions
# Credit Unions

Central Bank assessing issues at 100 credit unions

Nov 12th 2013, 4:46 PM 5,757 Views 68 Comments

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

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