Author: Julie O Sullivan

How your local credit union can save you money on your energy bills

With electricity and gas prices rising rapidly in recent weeks, householders across the country have been feeling the financial effects. While the solution for some people will be to turn off or down the heating, this is often not practical given the Irish climate. The only effective, long term solution to have a warmer home […]

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How to Find the Best Value Electric Car in Ireland

Fuel has been rising at an alarming pace since the start of the War in Ukraine. Add to that the dramatic rise in inflation and cost of everyday living. Most of us are now seeking cheaper alternatives to traditional petrol and diesel cars. As a result, demand for Full electric vehicles (BEV’s) is skyrocketing. In […]

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Why get a Mortgage from your local Credit Union?

Buying a home can be one of the most stressful times in a person’s life. When you’ve finally found the home of your dreams (or at least one that you might have some chance of affording), your thoughts will quickly turn to where you can source the funds to buy it. Like so many people […]

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Credit Union Current Account and Debit Card

Credit unions provide an exceptional, personal service to their members. For many years, members have wanted to do more and more of their daily banking with their local credit union. The good news is, now they can! More than 50 credit unions in over 220 locations across Ireland now offer their members easy and convenient […]

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Higher security standards to come into effect for recurring card payments from Tuesday the 8th of March 2022

Banking and Payments Federation Ireland is alerting consumers that from, Tuesday the 8th of March 2022 and as part of the ongoing rollout of Strong Customer Authentication (SCA). Higher security standards will come into effect for certain card payments. These payments are mainly recurring, such as subscription payments where the cardholders details are retained for […]

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The Credit Union Mortgage Difference

How does a credit union mortgage work? We have a variable or 2 fixed rate mortgage offerings for members. The process for application, review and final lending/approval decision is completed locally so is very fast compared to anywhere else. Credit union mortgages are provided for residential purchases. A credit union mortgage is unique in many ways; […]

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Advantages & Disadvantages of Electric Cars in Ireland

If you’re considering switching to electric this year, then you’re not the only one. In January 2022,  21% of all new cars sold in Ireland were electric or plug-in hybrid electric vehicles. With rising fuel costs, electric cars will likely become a more permanent fixture in our thought process in future trips to car dealers. As […]

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12 Tips When Buying a New Car in 2022

With the cost of used cars at an all-time high in 2022, some of us are considering making the splash and buying a new car. The scarcity of supply in the used car market means people are increasingly willing to ignore the traditional financial advice of buying a 3 year-old car instead of a new […]

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What is a Deep Retrofit?

House2GreenerHome: Your Complete Guide for Energy Efficient Home Improvements  For a country which has a relatively mild climate, it seems surprising that many of our homes often feel cold. A survey carried out by iReach on behalf of the Irish League of Credit Unions earlier this year highlighted that 46% of people find their homes much colder than they would like to be. […]

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4 Reasons your Home is Cold and how to fix them

House2GreenerHome – Your Complete Guide to Energy Efficient Home Improvements  As part of our House2GreenerHome series, where we’ll be providing guidance on improving the warmth and energy efficiency of your home, we asked Roisin Murphy, architect and interior designer and presenter of RTE’s Home Rescue – who told us four of the most common culprits of heat loss in your home.   1. […]

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