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Tribute: John Hume said setting up the first credit union in Northern Ireland was 'the thing I'm proudest of'
# Opinion
# Opinion

Tribute: John Hume said setting up the first credit union in Northern Ireland was 'the thing I'm proudest of'

Aug 5th 2020, 1:20 PM 19,976 Views 5 Comments

John Hume saw how people from a working class background were locked out of borrowing from banks, writes Gerry Thompson.

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 11,109 Views 26 Comments

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

"A major cause of concern": Shock as liquidator appointed to Rush Credit Union
# Central Bank
# Central Bank

"A major cause of concern": Shock as liquidator appointed to Rush Credit Union

Nov 2nd 2016, 8:49 PM 42,039 Views 35 Comments

Earlier this year gardaí confirmed they were investigating reports of financial irregularities at the credit union.

Over a quarter of credit unions are limited in what they can lend you
# Restricted
# Restricted

Over a quarter of credit unions are limited in what they can lend you

Aug 3rd 2016, 6:02 AM 12,972 Views 12 Comments

The Central Bank will occasionally impose the restrictions in cases where there are questions over a credit union’s liquidity or stability.

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 17,583 Views 97 Comments

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

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 19,873 Views 17 Comments

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

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 20,696 Views 46 Comments

It’s more saving and more debt.

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 12,590 Views 8 Comments

Maybe, but it’s “early days”.

Quiz: Are you smarter than a 12-year-old?
# No Googling
# No Googling

Quiz: Are you smarter than a 12-year-old?

Nov 10th 2014, 2:45 PM 82,596 Views 33 Comments

Prove it.

Disposable income on the rise but 1/3 rely on credit card to make ends meet
# Bills
# Bills

Disposable income on the rise but 1/3 rely on credit card to make ends meet

Jan 21st 2014, 8:12 AM 5,667 Views 27 Comments

The latest survey from the Irish League of Credit Unions shows the number of people with no money left over after essential bills has fallen by almost 40,000.

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 19,100 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 5,318 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.

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

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

Aug 13th 2013, 8:41 AM 9,648 Views 31 Comments

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

Credit unions are three times more popular than banks
# No Surprises
# No Surprises

Credit unions are three times more popular than banks

Aug 8th 2013, 11:35 AM 6,503 Views 46 Comments

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

Central Bank given power to pre-approve Credit Union managers
# Shake Up
# Shake Up

Central Bank given power to pre-approve Credit Union managers

Jun 20th 2013, 11:28 AM 3,877 Views 22 Comments

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

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

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

Feb 25th 2013, 7:27 PM 6,739 Views 41 Comments

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 union loans down 10 per cent
# Credit Unions
# Credit Unions

Credit union loans down 10 per cent

Oct 3rd 2012, 11:19 AM 3,942 Views 24 Comments

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

Credit Union bill criticised as "anti-democratic"
# Credit Union
# Credit Union

Credit Union bill criticised as "anti-democratic"

Sep 29th 2012, 3:53 PM 8,415 Views 32 Comments

The Irish League of Credit Unions has expressed concern about proposed laws that would ban volunteers from joining boards.

Four in ten see 'no future for themselves' in Ireland - survey
# Hard Up
# Hard Up

Four in ten see 'no future for themselves' in Ireland - survey

Jan 9th 2012, 8:44 AM 2,497 Views 24 Comments

More than half of households are now struggling to pay basic bills, according to new figures from the Irish League of Credit Unions.

Report recommends allowing Credit Unions to be recapitalised if needed
# Credit Unions
# Credit Unions

Report recommends allowing Credit Unions to be recapitalised if needed

Oct 14th 2011, 12:55 PM 329 Views 8 Comments

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

Nearly half of all households paying bills late each month
# Bills Bills Bills
# Bills Bills Bills

Nearly half of all households paying bills late each month

Jul 18th 2011, 8:21 AM 1,168 Views 9 Comments

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.