Killarney and Cara Credit Unions on Track to Expand Offerings

Killarney and Cara Credit Unions on Track to Expand Offerings

Cara Credit Union and Killarney Credit Union have announced an exciting new arrangement with Irish Life Financial Services. Irish Life Financial Services is an insurance intermediary that can review your protection, retirement, savings and investment needs, and offer a full financial review with one of their qualified financial advisers. Financial advice helps to give you…

Cara Credit Union Continues to Support Local Communities

Cara Credit Union Continues to Support Local Communities

Cara Credit Union set up the Lauri Healy Community Sponsorship Awards back in 2017. It was initiated with a four year commitment to award €120,000 to support community based projects initiated by organisations within their common bond. The charities, clubs, groups and societies operating in our local community of Tralee, Castleisland, Killorglin, Ballyduff and Causeway…

Castleisland Gets Its ’20 Minute Parking Bays’

Castleisland Gets Its ’20 Minute Parking Bays’

“I’m glad that Kerry County Council has finally got working on the five designated ’20 minute’ parking bays around the town of Castleisland,” said Cllr. Jackie Healy Rae. “These bays are for short term parking for vulnerable people using facilities such as pharmacies and the post office only. Observance and Respect “I hope they’ll be…

Straws in the Wind Proven Correct as Bank of Ireland Culls Castleisland Branch

Straws in the Wind Proven Correct as Bank of Ireland Culls Castleisland Branch

As a harbinger of doom, the straw in the wind is a most dependable messenger. And so it has been proven here in Castleisland again with this morning’s announcement by Bank of Ireland that it’s to close 88 of its branches through the country. In Kerry, the bank has picked on Castleisland, Kilorglin and Tralee…

Cara and Clanmaurice Credit Unions Putting Proposed Merger to Members

Cara and Clanmaurice Credit Unions Putting Proposed Merger to Members

Cara Credit Union, with branches in Tralee, Castleisland and Killorglin, and Clanmaurice Credit Union, with branches in Ballyduff and Causeway, are asking their members to vote on a proposed merger. Both credit unions have collaborated on several initiatives in recent years and say a merger is the obvious way to enhance the strength and capacity…

Cara Credit Union Included in Government Scheme to Boost Local SME and Agri Lending

Cara Credit Union Included in Government Scheme to Boost Local SME and Agri Lending

Seven of Ireland’s largest credit unions, including Cara Credit Union, have been approved under the Government’s COVID-19 Credit Guarantee Scheme (CCGS) to provide low-cost loans for SMEs, with credit decisions being made at local level. Cara Credit Union is a member of Metamo – the first Credit Union Group to offer loans under the Scheme…

Cara Credit Union Supporting Businesses With Low-Cost Loans

Cara Credit Union Supporting Businesses With Low-Cost Loans

Cara Credit Union, with branches in Tralee, Castleisland and Killorglin, has extended the hand of friendship to businesses in their communities. The expansion of the suite of business loans now includes loans for tax purposes spanning to longer term loans up to €175,000. Offering Great Value Cara Credit Union is offering great value, flexible business…

Six In-A-Row Best Customer Experience Award for Credit Unions

Six In-A-Row Best Customer Experience Award for Credit Unions

For the sixth consecutive year, credit unions have claimed pole position for the best customer experience in Ireland at the official CXi awards just announced. Credit unions have strengthened their reputation as Ireland’s undisputed CX champions by not just taking the top spot again this year, but by also extending their lead at the top…

Cara Credit Union Invites Applications for Lauri Healy Community Project Funds

Cara Credit Union Invites Applications for Lauri Healy Community Project Funds

Over 20 community groups and charitable organisations have already benefited from Cara Credit Union’s Lauri Healy Community Sponsorship Awards. “Cara Credit Union is very conscious of our ethos. One way of rewarding the trust and loyalty we receive from our members is by supporting projects in our communities,” said Sean Roche, chairperson of the Cara…

Credit Unions Regain Top Spot as Ireland’s Most Trusted

Credit Unions Regain Top Spot as Ireland’s Most Trusted

Cara Credit Union is up there amongst its fellow CU organisations throughout the country which have been named the most highly regarded in Ireland – according to the latest Ireland RepTrak® 2020 study carried out by The Reputations Agency. With a score of 83.7, credit unions took the top spot overall for their role as…