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Wednesday 8 February 2023 Dublin: 7°C

# Irish League of Credit Unions

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# Money matters
Moneylender Provident writes off Irish customers' debts ahead of market exit
The company has advised its former customers not to pay anyone claiming to be collecting on its behalf.
# counting the cost
Back to school costs rising at secondary and primary level as 27% of parents find themselves in debt
The average debt for parents to cover back-to-school costs is €397.
# Irish League of Credit Unions
Parents are spending €1,399 getting their child ready to go back to secondary school
Parents of primary school students are paying €50 less than last year, while parents of secondary school students are paying €20 more.
# academic problems
Irish students are super-confident of landing a job. Finding somewhere to live is another matter
Irish third level students are far more confident of finding a job than during the recession, but the pressure to find accommodation is giving many sleepless nights.
# property ladder
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.
# Central Bank
"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.
# endless roundabout
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.
# cough up
Which counties are the biggest spenders in Ireland this Christmas?
And how generous is Santa going to be in 2014?
# Money Money
Credit Unions say they will provide members with good-value car insurance
The ILCU believes members will be very interested in the alternative.
# Money
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.
# Africa
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.
# bills
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.
# Christmas cost
Half will borrow to pay for Christmas as younger people look to moneylenders
The 18-34 age bracket are the most likely to use a moneylender with 12 per cent say they will do so in 2013.
Voices
Column: The Local Property Tax is likely to lead to job losses in retail
Approximately 1.8 million people have less than €100 per month to spend after paying essential bills – they’ll have even less after the introduction of the new Local Property Tax, and the retail sector will be hit again, writes Mandate’s John Douglas.
# Garda Death
€50,000 reward offered for information in garda killing
The funeral of Detective Garda Adrian Donohoe will take place in Dundalk today.
# bills
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
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 Union
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.
# Consumer Finances
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”.
# Credit Unions
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.
# Hard up
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.
# Your Say
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?
# Christmas
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.
# disposable income
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
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.
# Stress Tests
Credit unions could be next to receive taxpayer funding
The Cabinet will soon discuss a solvency plan that could see the State provide a capital injection into credit unions.
LIVE
Poll: Do you believe there's a future for you in Ireland?
Over 400,000 people say there’s no future in Ireland for their family. How do you feel?
# Broke
One million people live on €70 or less a month after the bills are paid: survey
A new survey uncovers some shocking statistics including that 428,000 believe they have no future for their families in Ireland because of the economic downturn.
# Credit Unions
Change of image for credit unions?
Survey shows most union members want to shake things up.