In late March 2016, only around 40 credit unions offered a mortgage. This has since soared to more than 110. "We expect more credit unions who have not to date offered mortgages to do so over the next 12 to 18 months," said a spokeswoman for the credit union lobby group, the Irish League of Credit Unions. "A change in Central Bank guidelines for long-term lending [by credit unions] would be a catalyst for this." These Central Bank rules - which typically only allow a credit union to lend up to 10pc of its loan book over a period of more than 10 years - are currently being reviewed. In 2016, credit unions explored how they could enter the mortgage market in a more meaningful way, and they have made strides into that market since. The value of mortgages lent out by credit unions in late September 2018 stood at €171m - 50pc higher than the previous year, according to the latest figures from the Central Bank. Some large credit unions now offer mortgages of as much as €300,000, … [Read more...] about Huge rise in credit unions entering mortgage market
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The aim of the joint venture, called Metamo, is to support the viability and sustainability of credit unions by providing their customers with modern financial products. As part of this, it will look at how best to engage with customers and increase long-term lending. Metamo will also develop more efficient operating systems for credit unions in areas like process improvement, risk management and technology delivery. It will not, at this point, be providing consumers with products such as debit cards. The 16 financial institutions represent over 480,000 members from across the country and have combined assets of over €3bn, or just under 20pc of the asset value of the sector. Metamo will offer to sell the solutions it develops to other credit unions who are not part of the joint venture. Profits from the sales will go to Fexco and the 16 credit unions, who will also have to pay for the solutions. Joe O'Toole, chairperson of MetaCU - the entity comprising the 16 credit unions … [Read more...] about Fexco joins credit unions in €10m collaboration
Fexco and 16 leading credit unions embark on €10m joint venture Independent.ie Kerry-based financial services group Fexco and 16 of Ireland’s largest credit unions have embarked on a €10m collaboration. https://www.independent.ie/business/irish/fexco-and-16-leading-credit-unions-embark-on-10m-joint-venture-38281342.html https://www.independent.ie/business/personal-finance/article38281355.ece/129cb/AUTOCROP/h342/2019-01-20_bus_47189387_I1.JPG Email Kerry-based financial services group Fexco and 16 of Ireland’s largest credit unions have embarked on a €10m collaboration. The aim of the joint venture, called Metamo, is to support credit union viability and sustainability by proving customs with modern financial products. Metamo will also develop more efficient operating systems for credit unions in areas like process improvement, risk management and technology delivery. The 16 credit unions represent over 480,000 members from across the country and … [Read more...] about Fexco and 16 leading credit unions embark on €10m joint venture
At KRD Credit Union Ltd, our priority is simple...it’s you. We are here, for the whole community, to offer our members a safe place to save their money, and access to affordable credit when you need it most. And with over 7,000 members, we pride ourselves on providing an attentive, reliable and discreet service, to cater for all of your financial needs.Our credit union is owned by our members — the people who save and borrow with it — people just like you. At KRD Credit Union, our members have the chance to take control of their own finances, by making their savings work for them.Why is saving with a credit union better?Whether you’re saving for something in the future or just for a ‘rainy day’, regular saving is a good idea. Regular saving with KRD Credit Union is an even better idea. Here, you’re not just a customer, you’re a member. Members enjoy equal rights to vote (one member, one vote) and participate in decisions affecting the … [Read more...] about Join KRD Credit Union today and let us show you how our members matter most.
As the saying goes, the love of money is the root of all kinds of evils. But there’s nothing to say that being savvy with your cash can conjure up any evil spirits. If you’re keen to save your money in a safe place, watch it grow and help others in need, joining Glasgow Credit Union could work for you. Hayley Street at Glasgow Credit Union explained: “The way the credit union works is straightforward: we provide a safe place for members to save and these savings allow us to offer a range of ethical, affordable loans and mortgages. “The profit generated from these products allows us to invest in our future, our communities and reward our members.” Here are seven things to think about before signing up. 1. Easy access to savings and you’ll earn an annual dividend You can save between £5 and £1000 each month with Glasgow Credit Union and for your efforts, you’ll be rewarded with an extra percentage pay out in December. It’s … [Read more...] about How does a credit union work? From savings to loans and mortgages, here’s what you need to know