Month: August 2022

Ways to Save Energy in Each Room of your Home

Due to supply and demand issues on the global market since 2020, energy suppliers have been steadily charging more and more for gas and electricity. Many households are now facing energy poverty – and need support to tackle rising household costs across the board. Why are energy prices increasing in Ireland? Energy supply and demand has […]

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How to Save Money on your Shopping Bills

Inflation hit 9.1% in June 2022; the highest it’s been since 1984. Inflation on groceries alone has been predicted to rise by 8% before the end of the year, as retailers can no longer absorb rising supply-chain costs. The cost-hikes started from a high base, too: Ireland was ranked the second most expensive country in […]

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Student Loans: All Your Questions Answered

At St. Canice’s Credit Union, we understand that college should be a time of learning, personal growth, and pursuing your dream career, not worrying about the financial burden of education. That’s why we offer student loans at some of the lowest rates in the country. Additionally, we provide annual scholarships to our members as a […]

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Opening a credit union current account

With the increase in new account openings in recent weeks as customers of both Ulster Bank and KBC Bank Ireland look for new accounts of their departure from the Irish market, now is the time to check out your local credit union. Current accounts are available in more than 60 credit unions in over 220 […]

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6 Things you (Probably) Didn’t Know about our Current Account Overdraft

We all have those months. The boiler finally gives in, just ahead of those three weddings, and your current account could use a bit of a top-up. An overdraft can be a convenient way to help you over expensive bumps in the road. If you have a credit union current account and are thinking of […]

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Head of Lending

Head of Lending St Canice’s Credit Union has an exciting opportunity to be part of an ambitious, forward looking and strategic thinking management team. St. Canice’s Credit Union is a not-for-profit organisation and the largest community Credit Union in the country.  With 70,000 members, a loan book of close to €100 million and a diverse […]

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Mortgage Officer

The success of the introduction of fixed rate mortgages means that we are expanding our mortgage team and are now looking to hire an experience mortgage officer for our Kilkenny City branch. Job Title:             Mortgage Officer Reporting to:    Lending Team Lead Grade:                 Senior Officer St. Canice’s Credit Union, the largest community credit union with […]

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New Risk Analyst Role

We are looking to expand our Risk Team and the following position is available. Risk Analyst (RA) Principal responsibilities of the Role: The Risk Analyst will report to the Head of Risk & Compliance (HRC).   This is a permanent full time position.  The RA will be responsible for assisting the HRC with all aspects of […]

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The Complete Guide to Solar Panels

You’ve heard about the financial benefits of solar panels, and you may have noticed more and more dotted across the roofs of Irish homes in recent years. But perhaps you’re still not sold on them? Are solar panels, in a country where it rains over 30% of the year, worth it? There’s a lot to […]

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Consumer watchdog puts focus on hidden costs of cashback mortgages

Competition and Consumer Protection Commission addresses deals that cost first-time buyers large sums of money over the lifetime of their loans source; The Irish Examiner – EAMON QUINN The State’s competition watchdog has discussed in great detail the potential hidden costs for consumers taking out cashback mortgages, as it mulled whether to give the go-ahead […]

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