Irish League of Credit Unions Headquarters on Mount Street in Dublin. Many credit unions have been forced to imposing savings caps on their members as a way of reducing their savings levels. Photograph:  Frank Miller

It might sound strange but a surge in savings into the credit union sector is causing major problems, forcing many of the community lenders into impos(...)

At least 40 credit unions across the country have  imposed savings limits on their members. Photograph: Frank Miller

Negative interest rates on deposits at Ireland’s two largest banks are being blamed by credit unions for the introduction of caps on the savings accou(...)

Audit your credit cards and work out how much they are costing you every month.

Spring has well and truly sprung now and not before time. The good news is the financial hangover caused by Christmas has, we hope, lifted and the pen(...)

The study, which was commissioned by the Irish League of Credit Unions (Ilcu) and carried out by i-Reach Insights, involved 1,000 adults across the State.  Photograph: iStock

Six in 10 credit card users don’t know what interest rate they pay, according to a new survey. Slightly more, seven in 10, agree that adults in Irelan(...)

SOA Research, a not-for-profit research think tank, said it wants to ‘promote the possibilities for self-organised, collaborative, and cooperative approaches to Housing in Ireland’.

A housing think tank that promotes the concept of co-operative or “self organised” housing will hold an information day in association with the Housin(...)

The average loan taken by consumers from financial institutions this year is  likely to be about €8,500, a survey by the Irish League of Credit Unions has found. File photograph:  iStockPhoto

A quarter of consumers say they have plans to borrow money from a financial institution this year with the average loan likely to be about €8,500, acc(...)

Choosing a further- or higher-education college is not as straightforward as choosing where to go on holiday. Photograph: iStock

Going to college isn’t cheap. First, there’s the cost of registration fees, currently capped at €3,000. Then students need to shell out for books, acc(...)

The Central Bank is consulting on proposals to remove existing longer-term lending limits for credit unions. Photograph: Collins

The number of credit unions in the Republic with more than €100 million in assets has doubled in the past five years to 54, following a period of rapi(...)

Designed specifically as an alternative to high-cost moneylenders, It Makes Sense Loans target those on social welfare payments. They are typically quick to receive – credit unions can enrol you as a member straight away, and can offer the loan either on the spot, or within 24 hours. Photograph: Frank Miller

Last week the Central Bank approved a new lender, UK-based Amigo, which will offer loans – each loan must have a guarantor – at rates of 49.9 per cent(...)

The appointment of Emmet Oliver marks his return to journalism after almost seven years

The Sunday Business Post has confirmed that Emmet Oliver is to become its interim editor with Susan Mitchell as deputy editor. The appointment of Mr (...)

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