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# ilcu - Wednesday 5 August, 2020

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

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

# ilcu - Thursday 1 June, 2017

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

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

# ilcu - Wednesday 2 November, 2016

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

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

# ilcu - Wednesday 3 August, 2016

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

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

# ilcu - Wednesday 13 July, 2016

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

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

# ilcu - Thursday 2 June, 2016

Gardaí investigating €700,000 missing from Dublin credit union

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

# ilcu - Thursday 13 August, 2015

# ilcu - Monday 26 January, 2015

Is the Credit Union going to start doing mortgages?

Maybe, but it’s “early days”.

# ilcu - Monday 10 November, 2014

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

Prove it.

# ilcu - Tuesday 21 January, 2014

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

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.

# ilcu - 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.

# ilcu - 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.

# ilcu - 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.

# ilcu - 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.

# ilcu - 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.

# ilcu - 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”.

# ilcu - Saturday 29 September, 2012

Credit Union bill criticised as "anti-democratic"

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

# ilcu - Monday 9 January, 2012

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

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

# ilcu - Friday 14 October, 2011

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.

# ilcu - Monday 18 July, 2011

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.