We are delighted to announce that we’ll be reverting to full opening hours from next Monday May 17th.
Here are the full opening hours:
Monday: 10:00am – 2:00pm
Tuesday: 10:30am – 4:00pm
Wednesday: 10:00am – 4:00pm
Thursday: 10:00am – 7:00pm
Friday: 10:00am – 4:00pm
Saturday: 9:30am – 12:30pm
Sunday & Bank Holidays: Closed
Credit unions have been recognised as the most highly regarded financial services organisation in the Ireland RepTrak® 2021 study carried out by The Reputations Agency. Credit unions took second place in the overall study with an overall score of 84.9. Bord Bia took the top spot while An Post took third place in the overall study.
Credit Unions were placed first in Governance and in Citizenship – two important drivers of reputation. In the analysis of brand personality traits that most closely correlated with reputation, credit unions came first in Friendly and Genuine amongst the 100 organisations that were studied.
The Ireland RepTrak® 2021 study is based on a survey of over 6,500 members of the public which gathered data on the levels of trust, respect, admiration and esteem they have for organisations in Ireland.
Speaking about the achievement, ILCU President, Helene McManus said: “We are delighted to celebrate this good news and congratulate Irish credit unions for their consistently high performance in the RepTrak survey. It really is a fantastic achievement to consistently remain in the top two for the past three years. It has been an incredibly difficult year for all organisations and businesses. Credit unions all around the country have remained a cornerstone of their local communities and continue to go above and beyond for their members.”
Commenting on the significance of this year’s results, Niamh Boyle, Managing Director, The Reputations Agency said: “Pride in Irish indigenous organisations increased average Reputation Pulse score by close to four points, with a five-point increase in Innovation, but with increases in Citizenship, Governance and Workplace scores also driving this increase. For the first time in 12 years, the reputation of the 53 Irish indigenous organisations (average 71.6) overtook the 47 multinationals organisations (average 70.9) that were studied.”
We are delighted to announce a new service for our members. You can now apply and draw down your loan from the comfort of your home!
No queueing, no hassle, just a simple online application with the ability to sign loan documentation electronically without calling to the office.
If you are registered for online banking you can now apply for your loan, upload your documents, and sign your Credit Agreement at the click of a button from anywhere with our new E-Signature facility.
In the past when you applied for a loan, the loan documents including the credit agreement would have either been posted to you or you would have collected it in the branch. Now, for all online loan applications, the loan documents will be uploaded to your online banking and completed via electronic signature which means that you will have the funds into your bank account even quicker!
We are delighted to invite our members to our first ever Virtual Annual General Meeting.
Due to the ongoing Covid-19 restrictions on public gatherings, our 2020 Annual General Meeting will be held virtually via Zoom on Monday 29th March at 7.30pm.
All members will have received notification of the AGM through email or post, with instructions on how to register for attendance.
Or follow this link to register:
Members may ask questions before the AGM, click the above link and follow the instructions provided.
We will be delighted if you can join us on the night.
Registrations must be received by 28th March, in order to validate your attendance.
Banks, credit unions and post offices have been added to the list of workplaces where the wearing of face coverings is mandatory.
The Minister for Health has today changed the regulations governing the wearing of face coverings, adding post offices, credit unions and masks to the growing list of workplaces where the wearing of face coverings is compulsory.
The new regulations come into force with immediate effect.
The change was made after a campaign was launched by the Financial Services Union (FSU), representing staff in banks and credit unions, to have the regulations changed.
John O’Connell, General Secretary of the FSU, said the union’s members were very concerned that they were being treated differently to any other retail staff.
“Concerns increased when the new variant of Covid-19 was identified and the virus became more transmissible,” he said.
The new regulations come into force with immediate effect.
“This is a sensible move which can help alleviate some of anxieties expressed by staff. We would urge all customers to abide by the new regulations and help keep themselves and workers safe,” Mr O’Connell stated.
He said the rationale not to include these three financial institutions to the initial regulations seems to have been security-based.
But he said that given a lot of financial institutions now have vastly improved their security measures, FSU members are not as concerned about security.
Their concerns around masks were heightened once the new variants of the virus began to emerge.
Brian Hayes, the chief executive of BPFI said, the union and its member banks very much welcome the decision by Government to amend the regulation to make mask wearing mandatory in banks.
“The safety of customers and staff has been a top priority since March and today’s announcement is extremely helpful as we continue to provide essential services nationwide,” Mr Hayes said.
Meanwhile, Labour’s Finance spokesperson Ged Nash welcomed today’s decision to make the wearing of face coverings mandatory in financial institutions.
“Belatedly, common sense has prevailed and this will come as a relief for customer-facing staff, customers themselves and the Financial Services Union who have campaigned for this simple but important workplace health and safety measure to be introduced in law,” Mr Nash said.