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#Credit Unions

# credit-unions - Tuesday 12 November, 2013

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

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

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

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?

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

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.

Report calls for restructuring of credit union sector

The Finance Minister has said recommendations made by the Commission on Credit Unions will inform Government policy on credit unions for the “foreseeable future”.

# credit-unions - Thursday 15 March, 2012

CAI: Consumers still getting a bad deal from financial institutions

The Consumers’ Association of Ireland has said there aren’t enough financial institutions in the market competing to provide better deals for consumers.

# credit-unions - Tuesday 20 December, 2011

Europe approves government aid for credit unions and BoI restructure

The European Commission approves the Irish government’s latest measures to support the ailing financial system.

# credit-unions - Monday 21 November, 2011

Poll: Will you borrow to pay your Christmas bills? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Will you borrow to pay your Christmas bills?

A Credit Union survey says some households won’t finish paying off their Christmas bills until July. How will you cope with the season?

One in three will go into debt with Christmas spending - survey

The average Irish child will receive €164 worth of presents from their parents, according to the Irish League of Credit Unions.

The 9 at 9: Monday

Nine things to know by 9am: Reports that dole could be cut, Mayo Garda station in firebomb attack, Robbie helps Galaxy to MLS glory, and the anniversary we’d rather forget

# credit-unions - Friday 18 November, 2011

REVEALED: Government’s leaked plans for Ireland’s austerity budgets Exclusive has obtained the documents, given to German MPs, which outline the contents of the 2012 and 2013 Budgets.

# credit-unions - Monday 17 October, 2011

One in four unable to cope with increased energy costs - survey

The latest Disposable Income Tracker by the Irish League of Credit Unions shows families’ concerns over making ends meet and heating their homes this winter.

# credit-unions - Friday 14 October, 2011

Take 5: Friday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Report recommends allowing Credit Unions to be recapitalised if needed

The Commission on Credit Unions says the government should be able to recapitalise credit unions if deemed necessary.

# credit-unions - Thursday 6 October, 2011

Government to recapitalise credit unions by as much as €1billion

Finance minister Michael Noonan has also said that the banking sector is now well-placed to deal with any further distress in the economy.

# credit-unions - Monday 18 July, 2011

The 9 at 9: Monday

Nine things to know this morning: Darren Clarke’s remarkable Open triumph, how Irish households are under new financial pressure, and the new trend replacing ‘planking’…

Nearly half of all households paying bills late each month

Disposable income index shows that half of Irish people don’t feel able to save regularly – and increasing numbers of working adults are left without spare cash after essentials paid for.

# credit-unions - Thursday 16 June, 2011

New body to review future of credit unions

The Commission on Credit Unions will also recommend the most effective regulation of branches. It has been warned that 80 of the institutions could face closure because of unpaid loans.

# credit-unions - Wednesday 15 June, 2011

80 Credit Unions 'risk closure' over loan losses - insurer

CUNA Mutual, a major insurer of Irish credit unions, says a fifth of branches could close over mounting lending losses.

# credit-unions - Tuesday 14 June, 2011

The Daily Fix: Tuesday

All the day’s news, and the bits and pieces you may have missed…