It was a case of history in the making this week for Tralee Credit Union as its members became the first to hear they will have access to a fully functional Debit Card. The new card is designed and developed specifically for credit union members.
Tralee Credit Union – of which the Castleisland office is an integral part – jointly announced the arrival of their long awaited Debit Mastercard in conjunction with ten other credit unions around Ireland.
The card is supported by MasterCard and is accepted anywhere the MasterCard logo is displayed worldwide.
This service means that Tralee Credit Union members can now avail of full banking services from its credit union. The new Debit MasterCard facilitates contact-less payments and supports fully electronically enabled accounts, on-line access and transaction facilities.
It is all backed up by a mobile app for managing finances on the go. Roll-out to members will begin in the middle of this month. This is the first time a Debit Card has been produced, developed and controlled by a group of credit unions for their members.
Welcoming the development, Fintan Ryan, CEO Tralee Credit Union said that there is huge thanks due to the vision and determination of Tralee Credit Union’s Board of Directors.
“As a result we are delighted to bring this valuable new service to our members. A recent REBO (Credit Union Restructuring Board) Survey revealed that 84% of credit union members wanted access to a Debit Card from their Credit Union. Tralee Credit Union came together with ten other credit unions through Ireland and addressed this demand.
One Vision – One Purpose
“We had one vision, one purpose: to deliver a fully functional debit card to our members. We formed a not-for-profit organisation, DCG Card Services and are proud of the legacy this new service will create and proud to be a pioneer in making it happen,” said Mr. Ryan – who is also chairman of DCG Card Services.
“We are delighted to offer complete and comprehensive banking services to our members. We can strengthen our relationship with our members and they can, at last, use Tralee Credit Union as their primary financial service provider.
“We will be their one-stop-shop for all their everyday banking needs. Members can have their income paid directly to their credit union Access Account and use their debit card to purchase goods in store and online and at any ATM anywhere in the world.
“They can set up direct debits, pay bills and electronically transfer funds online and on their phone using our Mobile App, the complete banking service package,” Mr. Ryan concluded.
For further information you’re invited to visit Tralee Credit Union website www.traleecu.ie or call in to their offices in Tralee, Castleisland and Killorglin.