The number of credit unions operating in the Republic has fallen by nearly 50 per cent since the crash, according to an external review of the Central Bank of Ireland’s regulation of the sector.

The number of credit unions operating in the Republic has fallen by nearly 50 per cent since the crash, according to an external review of the Central(...)

There are 383 registered credit unions in Ireland providing services to over three million customers with  assets  of €14.3 billion.

Poor quality underwriting and a failure to understand the principles of sound lending remain significant problems within Irish credit unions, an exter(...)