Benefits of Credit Unions
Joining the Credit Union is the best decision you could take for your money. Credit Unions let people in the community come together to save and borrow money at low rates, and is operated on a not-for-profit basis, with surpluses being returned to members.
Membership has many benefits...
Flexible & Convenient Loans
Members can take out flexible loans 3 months after joining, and repay at tailor-made schedules. All loans are fully insured (for free), against disability or death.
Attractive Dividend on Savings
Every year we pay an attractive dividend on members savings, which are also placed in our Life Insurance scheme, offering a free insurance system on your savings.
Quality Service, No Fees
You can be assured of a professional service from Credit Unions at all times. And you do not pay a transaction fee for saving or borrowing money.
Pay by Direct Debit
Arrange a Direct Debit payment from your bank and be sure of regular payments to your Credit Union account.
Take advantage of a host of additional member services available. These range from special house and motor insurance discounts for our members, to long term savings accounts with attractive interest rates.
The Credit Union Story
The modern Credit Union movement traces its origins to Germany and to Friedrich Willhelm Raiffeisen, the Mayor of a small town in southern Germany, who in 1849 formed societies, which later evolved in to Credit Unions. The purposes of these Credit Unions was to enable people to help themselves in relieving debt and poverty.
A Credit Union is a democratic, financial co-operative owned and controlled by its own members. Each Credit Union is run only to benefit its members, all of whom have something in common - the common bond.
Credit Unions In Ireland
The Credit Union movement was introduced into Ireland in 1958 by Nora Herilhy with the support of a number of other dedicated pioneers.
Since then, the Credit Union philosophy of mutual self-help has proved very popular, and there are now over 530 Credit Unions affiliated to the Irish league of Credit Unions throughout the country.
In Ireland over two million members have recognized the value of credit unions, and have savings approaching several billion euro with their credit unions. There are thousands employed in the sector and many more thousands are volunteers involved in the movement.
Credit Unions in the UK
Credit Unions in the UK were in existence for some time before the movement gained momentum in 1979, when the Credit Unions Act was passed.
Since then, the Credit Union philosophy of mutual self-help has proved very popular, and there are now over 400 Credit Unions affiliated to the Association of British of Credit Unions (ABCUL) throughout England, Scotland and Wales.
In the UK over 360 thousand members have recognized the value of credit unions, and have savings approaching 300 million pounds with their credit unions. There are thousands employed in the sector and many more thousands are volunteers involved in the movement.
The Credit Union “Mission Statement”
The universal Mission of Credit Unions is to promote the financial well being of its members. To achieve this purpose Credit Unions are committed to providing a broad range of innovative financial products supported by the excellent service of a dedicated, well-trained staff.
These programs are administered in accordance with sound management practices to maintain the financial strength of the Credit union. The Board of Directors, Management and Staff of the Credit Union attempt to affirm that the efforts of the Credit Union will be consistently and professionally dedicated to the accomplishment of this mission.