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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

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?

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

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

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

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

A representative group also wants lending rules relaxed,

# credit-unions - Tuesday 27 September, 2016

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

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

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

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

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

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

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 also made a loss of €2 million in 2011.

# credit-unions - 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.

# credit-unions - Friday 18 March, 2016

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

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

# credit-unions - Thursday 13 August, 2015

# credit-unions - Tuesday 23 June, 2015

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

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?

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'

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?

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?

The answer is a strong maybe.

# credit-unions - Saturday 16 August, 2014

The 9 at 9: Saturday

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"

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

Value in use. Three very important words.

# credit-unions - Tuesday 5 August, 2014

Nearly 60% of Credit Unions are subject to lending restrictions

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'

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'

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

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?

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

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

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

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'

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

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

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

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

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

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.

# credit-unions - Saturday 16 November, 2013

Explainer: What is going on with the Credit Union?

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

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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