What You Need?

Opening an account is easy, simply complete a Membership Application Form in your local branch.  When opening a personal or joint account, whether a new or existing member, you are required to bring specific documents with you.

For Adults (age 16 and over), the following are required for each applicant:

  • Photo ID (original only):  e.g. current Passport or Driving Licence, stamped and signed ML10 Form and photo or National Identity Card.
  • Proof of Address (dated within the last 6 months): e.g. utility bill, bank statement or official documentation issued by the Revenue Commissioners, Department of Protection or Local Authority.
  • PPS Number (on an official document):  e.g. wage slip, social welfare card or medical card.
  • At least €5 to activate the account.

If you are working but not living in the St. Canice’s Credit Union Common Bond and would like to open an account, please also bring with you a letter from your employer or payslip confirming your place of employment.

For Minors/Juniors: (under 16 years old)

To open a Minor/Junior account, please bring one document from each category below:

  • Official ID:  Passport or Birth Certificate for the child.
  • Proof of Address (dated within the last 6 months): Proof of parent’s address e.g. utility bill, bank statement or official documentation issued by the Revenue Commissioners, Department of Protection or Local Authority.
  • Child’s PPS Number (on an official document): e.g. Medical Card, European Health Insurance Card or a letter from Social Welfare.
  • At least €5 to activate the account.

Please Note:

Children under seven years:  When a child is under the age of seven, a parent/guardian or any other person deemed appropriate by the Board of St. Canice’s Credit Union can open an account on their behalf.  The child need not be present when the account is being opened.

Children seven years of age and over:  Once a child reaches the age of seven, they must open their own St. Canice’s Credit Union account i.e. an account cannot be opened on their behalf.

** An appropriate person is defined as a Grandparent or any other member of the child’s family.

Note: In compliance with the OECD Common Reporting Standard which came into effect on 1st January 2016, St. Canice’s Credit Union Ltd. is required to seek information on the tax residency of all its members. To this effect, all new members must sign a self-certification relating to their tax residency and provide their tax identification number, if resident outside of the Republic of Ireland. Failure to sign this self-certification will mean that we cannot open account for you.