Annual Dividends & Loan Interest Rebates

St. Canice’s Credit Union has rewarded its members for their loyalty. It has paid a 0.5% Share Dividend and a Rebate of up to 30% loan interest from its year end surplus for the financial year ended 30th September, 2016. Approved at AGM in late January 2017, these payments were paid directly into eligible members accounts.*

*It is important to note that rebate and dividend withdrawals will be subject to approval where loan repayments were not received on time and/or in full. The share dividend and loan interest rebate returned to members for the year ended 30th September 2016 is not an indicator of future performance. Three is no guarantee that a loan interest rebate or share dividend will be paid in future years. Terms and conditions apply.

The Annual Surplus: You Make IT and Take IT!

To say that the credit union is a ‘non profit’ enterprise is not entirely accurate. Naturally, it is vital that business is operated in a sound, professional and successful manner and that each year a surplus or profit is made. However, this surplus, after transfer to reserves, is returned to the members by way of annual dividends and in some years a loan interest rebate may be returned to borrowers.

Dividend is calculated on a daily basis on the share balances held during the financial year. The credit union financial year end is 30th September and dividends earned (if any) are lodged to every members account once a year.

While the Board of Directors will recommend a dividend rate at AGM, the members in attendance on the night then vote to approve this rate. Members at AGM can elect to reduce this rate but cannot vote to increase it.

Dividends and loan interest rebates paid by St. Canice’s Kilkenny Credit Union in recent years are as follows;

Year EndDividendLoan
30th September 20160.5%30% on all loans where the loan interest rate charged is greater than 6.5% (6.7% APR variable).
20% on all loans where the loan interest rate charged is 6.5% (6.75% APR variable) or lower. 
30th September 20151%30% on all standard rate loans (9.9% – 10.4% APR variable)
30% on all reduced rate loans (8.2% – 8.5% APR variable)
20% on all special rate loans (6.4% – 6.6% APR Variable)
30th September 20141.5%20% on all standard rate loans (9.9% – 10.4% APR variable)
20% on all reduced rate loans (8.2% – 8.5% APR variable)
15% on all special rate loans (6.4% – 6.6% APR variable)
30th September 20131.5%10% rebate on all loans
30th September 20121.25%10% rebate on all loans
30th September 2011.25%Nil
30th September 20101%5% rebate on all loans
30th September 20091%5% rebate on all loans