WHAT IS A CREDIT UNION?
A Credit Union is a financial cooperative owned and run by its members, who save money on a regular basis thus building a credit rating which, in turn, allows them to borrow money from their fellow members, based on that credit rating.
There are more than 500 Credit Unions on the island of Ireland and the movement here is one of the most successful in the world, with 3.5 million members and combined savings of approximately €6 billion.
WHY BORROW FROM A CREDIT UNION?
Our Credit Unions are OPEN FOR BUSINESS and our BUSINESS IS LENDING!
For example, you will find keen rates which do not fluctuate, and receive expert advice from professionally qualified personnel delivered in a confidential environment.
In addition, loans are insured at no extra cost to the members. These insurances include Life Savings Insurance, Loan Protection Insurance and Death Benefit Insurance, with terms and conditions applying. There are no hidden fees or transaction charges.
But probably the best feature of a Credit Union loan is that interest is paid only on the reducing balance. This means smaller interest payments as you repay the loan.
And there is no penalty if you repay the loan before the loan term expires, while additional lump sum repayments are also accepted without penalty.
Credit Unions are always ready to listen to your particular needs and will help you plan your loan to best suit your needs.
SOME FACTS ABOUT CREDIT UNIONS IN TIPPERARY
PEOPLES’ CONFIDENCE ……In the past 18 months, more than 5,000 people joined a Credit Union in Tipperary.
In the same 18-month period, nearly €100 million was given out in loans for home improvements, car purchase, educational purposes, weddings and other needs.
MEMBERS’ CONFIDENCE …Overall, more than 130,000 people are members of Credit Unions in Tipperary.
They have €500 million in savings and nearly €200 million in loans.
Some of the services offered by Credit Unions in Tipperary include… Websites where you can view your account details, apply for loans, keep up to date on Credit Union events etc..….. Foreign currency exchange….. Digital savings card system for that rainy day… Online banking….Electronic Funds Transfer…… CU Anywhere mobile app…Paypoint and Billpay facilities….Payroll deductions……..Quick Lodge system….Cash draws or car draws exclusively for members…..AND MANY OTHER SERVICES.
Services may vary from Credit Union to Credit Union.
Check a Credit Union near you to see what is on offer! Contact details are in our advert on this page!
CREDIT UNIONS IN THE COMMUNITY
Credit Unions in Tipperary are proud of their role as community project supporters.
Supporting community initiatives is a way of saying thanks to other groups, be they sporting, cultural, social or charitable, for giving of their time on a voluntary basis.
There is hardly a club or community organisation in the county which has not benefitted from Credit Union assistance over the years and long may this continue.