Another bank bites the dust!
With news of another bank leaving the country and branch closures in others, South Dublin Credit Union is here is stay,
owned by our members and serving the local community for 55 years!!
Member Reminder:- FINAL CHANCE TO REGISTER FOR THE 2020 VIRTUAL AGM
Our AGM will be held virtually this year through Zoom. The VIRTUAL AGM 2020 will be held on 22nd April 2021 @ 7:30PM.
TO REGISTER YOUR INTEREST IN ATTENDING THE 2020 VIRTUAL AGM: please email email@example.com confirming your interest to attend the virtual AGM along with your name, account number and date of birth.
Closing date for expressions of interest is 5pm 16th April 2021.
We encourage you to please submit questions in advance by emailing them to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will do our best to address them in advance or reply directly to you by return email or telephone call.
Loving Local: We are delighted to partner with local business Two Mugs Coffee! South Dublin Credit Union Loving Local! Two Mugs Coffee, Lower Kilmacud Road, Stillorgan. Drop by for a great coffee! #Stay Local, #Borrow Local, #Spend Local. #twomugscoffee
Caitriona Kelly Puca
South Dublin Credit Union
South Dublin Credit Union Limited
Position: Full time Member Services Officer
Reporting To: CEO
Location: Stillorgan, Co Dublin.
This position will have a variety of duties including;
- Providing the members of the Credit Union with a courteous, pleasant and professional service. This can be via the phone, face to face interaction at the counter, through our website / email or by providing back office support.
- Acting as Teller, processing of loan applications, assisting members with their account management, onboarding new members, assisting members with Credit Control queries and assisting members with any of the range of services offered by South Dublin CU
- Back office administrative / operational duties as the needs of the office dictate.
The successful candidate will be
- A motivated individual
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
- Ability to work under own initiative with minimal direction
- Ability to work to deadlines and targets, can prioritise tasks under pressure
- At least 1 years’ experience working in a similar role
- Good IT Skills, Word, Excel, Access.
- Excellent administration skills and attention to detail
- Involves Saturday work.
Please apply by CV and cover letter to: email@example.com
Closing Date for receipt of Applications: Friday 9th April 2021
South Dublin CU is an equal opportunities employer
South Dublin CU is regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland
Canvassing will disqualify.
Easter is coming, do you have a present to buy? or need something for the house. We’re reminding you to #ShopLocal. Remember every €10 spent becomes €40 in a local community. #StayLocal #BorrowLocal #SpendLocal #stronger #together #everyone #achieves #more #DublinCreditUnions4Ireland #recovery
SWITCHER LOANS 7.95% APR
Do you have a costly Credit Card debt or a personal loan that's going nowhere?
South Dublin Credit Union can help!
Talk to us today about a Switcher Loan! Amazing rate 7.95% APR, no fees or penalties for early repayments and FREE loan insurance (T's & C's apply). Only €10 savings required in your account.
Annual General Meeting (AGM) 2020
In these unprecedented times, South Dublin Credit Union has continued to deliver vital services to our members, whilst keeping the staff and volunteers safe. The Board of Directors and staff hope all members and your families are keeping well and safe.
Normally at this time of year we are preparing to hold our AGM to present the year end accounts to you. With Covid-19 impacting all our lives and due to current restrictions, we are unable to hold a physical meeting.
The Finance Bill 2020 has just been passed by the Government to permit Credit Unions to hold virtual AGMs and to extend the AGM to April 2021.
We will be doing things a little different this year and we will update you with more information as soon as it becomes available.
In the meantime, we thank you for supporting your local Credit Union and wish you all a healthy and prosperous 2021.
Caitriona Kelly Puca
South Dublin Credit Union
South Dublin Credit Union celebrates International Credit Union Day 2020
On the 15th October, 2020 South Dublin Credit Union will be joining members around the world to celebrate International Credit Union Day, an annual event to commemorate the credit union movement’s impact and achievements.
This year’s theme is ‘Inspiring Hope For a Global Community’ and South Dublin Credit Union is joining credit unions around the world to celebrate!
This year’s theme reflects how credit unions around the globe have continued to provide a high level of service to their members and demonstrated a generosity to their local communities during the COVID-19 crisis that has set them apart from other financial institutions. We are truly inspiring hope for a global credit union community. It is also a chance to be thankful for the lives and communities that have been improved by the credit union movement.
In Ireland, credit unions are more important and relevant than ever. There are now 3.6 million credit union members on the island of Ireland with 1 in every 2 people living on the island having a credit union account.
Credit unions are ethical, not-for-profit lenders that continue to provide effective and viable alternatives to financial institutions which operate for profit. Credit unions genuinely care about their members, and put them at the heart of everything they do
To mark the occasion, South Dublin Credit Union will be handing out lots of prizes to members in both branches including 2 x €50 vouchers for RIBA Restaurant in Stillorgan.
South Dublin Credit Union are proudly involved in the Loving Local Campaign to promote local businesses and community. Here is a link to our feature of 2 local businesses in this weeks edition of the Dublin Gazette page 12. https://dublingazette.com/news/digital-gazette/dublin-gazette-digital-edition-08-october-2020/
or paste this direct link into your browser www.southdublincu.ie\DublinGazette08102020 (1)-page-012.pdf
August 2020 Cash Draw Winner
CONGRATULATIONS AND BEST WISHES TO THE LATEST CASH DRAW WINNER OF €10,000 - JANICE FERRICK ! ! !
Credit unions are exempt from regulations governing face coverings in retail settings.
From Monday 10th August 2020, the wearing of face coverings in certain indoor settings, such as shops and shopping centres, is mandatory.
There are some exceptions including children under the age of 13, people who can not wear a face covering due to disability or medical grounds and people who need to communicate with somebody who has difficulty communicating.
Please note that in accordance with recent public health protection regulations, it is not compulsory to wear a face covering on entering our credit union premises.
If you wear face coverings, you may be required to temporarily remove it for identification purposes.
South Dublin Credit Union continues to adhere to social distancing and hygiene guidelines to ensure your safety including, social distancing of at least 2 metres, screen dividers, limiting access to 4 people at any one time to our premises, queuing systems and appointment systems as well as the use of hand sanitiser on entering our premises.
Thank you for your cooperation! LOVING LOCAL INITIATIVE !!!
Dublin Credit Unions have joined forces with Dublin Gazette
to do their part in raising awareness of the importance of supporting each other and supporting local businesses during these unprecedented times.
is the message from your local Dublin Credit Union, who are delighted to partner up with Dublin’s biggest local newspaper to sponsor the LOVING
Over the coming weeks, we will feature a number of businesses from across Dublin and we want to hear your stories. We want to hear about the role your business plays in the local community and how important your customers are to you.
John Hume R.I.P.
As we emerge from lockdown, we are all very proud and aware of the explosion of community spirit. We need to keep driving that community spirit, to show what can be achieved when we work together as a team.
The Board, Staff and Members of South Dublin Credit Union are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of past President of the Irish League of Credit Unions, John Hume after a short illness. We offer our deepest sympathies to his wife Pat and their family at this sad time.
In addition to being a Nobel Peace Prize winner for his work on the Peace Process, John was one of the driving forces in the establishment, of the Credit Union movement in Ireland. He was a founding member of Derry Credit Union in 1960, Northern Ireland's first Credit Union. In 1964 John Hume became the youngest ever President of Irish League of Credit Unions aged 27 years. He served in this position until 1968. He remained involved in the Credit Union movement throughout his life, despite the life changing peace-making work he was involved in. In 2001, John was made a Life Director of the Irish League of Credit Unions, only the second time this honour was bestowed.
John Hume's sense of social justice, compassion for ordinary people, and his belief in the strength of the cooperative movement was, and is, an inspiration to everyone involved in the Credit Union movement on the island of Ireland today. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him, but his legacy will endure through the peace, he created on this island and the Credit Union movement he helped build.
Due to Covid 19, it is not possible to have a Book of Condolences, but we would ask that you remember John and his family.
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.
Here to listen, here to help!
Our staff are on hand to C U through these uncertain times.
Phone / email / online / in person
Reduced opening hours Tuesday - Friday 11am - 3pm Stillorgan branch only.
If you are self-isolating or cocooning we can set you up and guide you through our online services.
Happy to help!
Following the latest government announcement 27th March 2020 in relation to new restrictions due to the Coronavirus (Covid 19) outbreak only essential services are to remain open.
Credit unions are listed as an essential service as per Government guidelines.
Your Credit Union will remain open for our members, operating from the Stillorgan branch during the following times:
Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday 11am – 3pm
We will continue to take phone calls during these times to answer queries and take payments using debit cards. Ph. 01-2884877 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
We urge members to avail of our 24 hour online services www.southdublincu.ie
Thank you and stay safe
Our office opening hours remain unchanged as shown below under Opening Hours
SOCIAL DISTANCING MEASURES
Social distancing measures are temporarily in place in this office to help protect our members and our staff against the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19).
A maximum of 3 members will be permitted in the office at any time.
Please use the hand saniters upon entering and exiting the office.
These premises are continuously disinfected throughout the day
Dear Members, the South Dublin Credit Union App is currently not available as it is under construction. Please note that our website www.southdublincu.ie is fully mobile optimised and can be used on any device. Apologies for any inconvenience caused. Thank you
On 14th September 2019, Strong Customer Authentication (part of PSD2) comes into force which will result in increased security for online banking.
Action Required by you:
To continue to access your account using our online channels please ensure that we have your up to date mobile phone number.
You can check this by reviewing your Contact Details under the Manage Account menu when you LOGIN to your account online.
If it needs updating give us a call on 01-2884877 or email email@example.com
€10,000 CASH DRAW **OCTOBER WINNER**
We are delighted to announce that the winner of this month's cash draw is PAUL HAYES
(Stillorgan).... Congratulations Paul!
We have one remaining cash draw left this year. If you'd like to join, download your entry form here
ONLINE CARD PAYMENTS
We are delighted to advise members that they may now make lodgements and payments to their loan or share accounts by debit card via our website.
To do so, log in with your personal details and you will find a new 'Make Payment' button below your account details. Simply select the account you would like to pay into from the drop down selection (eg: loan or shares) and enter the amount you wish to lodge. You will be taken to a secure screen where you enter your card details.
If you have not yet signed up for online access, you can register online too. You just need your account number, and you will be prompted to chose your own 4 digit PIN number and a password.
10th July 2018
The Board of Directors have decided the maximum savings that can be held by an individual member in South Dublin Credit Union is €25,000.
If your existing savings exceed this limit currently, you may continue to hold your savings balance in the credit union. You may not, however, increase your savings. If you withdraw savings and your balance is still in excess of €25,000, this balance is then your new maximum allowable.
If you withdraw savings which bring your balance to below €25,000 you may then increase them, if you so wish to the maximum of €25,000.
Many other credit unions have made a similar decision.
The Directors regret any inconvenience to members.
This new savings limit will be kept under constant review.
The Board of Directors
R.E.A.L. EDUCATION LOAN
Introducing our new Rolling Education Annual Loan! This fantastic new loan allows students embarking on their Third Level Studies to fund the duration of their ENTIRE university study. That's right - annual top ups available to fund course fees and related college costs!
*Terms & Conditions apply. For more information or to apply, please contact us on
tel: 01 2884877 / email: firstname.lastname@example.org
GDPR AND YOUR CREDIT UNION
The GDPR is a piece of EU legislation, which will overhaul our current data protection legislation. It aims to strengthen and unify data protection for all EU individuals.
It brings with it further obligations for organisations (like your credit union) who process your personal data in order that your personal data is fully respected. Processing is basically doing anything with, even storing, your personal data. A GDPR leaflet is available here
- NEW RECIEPTS POLICY -
NO BALANCE DETAILS ON RECEIPTS
For data protection purposes and to prevent unauthorised access to your account details through fraud, lost books, etc. South Dublin Credit Union has introduced a new receipts policy.
Our standard receipts will no longer show the outstanding balance of your savings or loans. From 25th May, receipts will show your name, account number and the details of the transaction.
How to view your account balances?
- If you are transacting on your own account you can ask the teller for a balance receipt.
- Complete an Account Access Form to give permission for designated person(s) to have full access to your account.
- Register your Credit Union account online at www.southdublincu.ie
- Request a statement of your account, free of charge.
We appreciate the patience and co-operation of our members in this matter.
Manager, South Dublin Credit Union.
Credit Unions Voted The Most Reputable Organisation in Ireland
We are delighted that Credit Unions have been voted as the most reputable organisation in Ireland in the 2018 RepTrak® study.
In total, over 7,000 members of the public were surveyed for the annual study which examines the emotional connection between people and the different companies and organisations they interact with. There were 17 different categories of organisations, with credit unions claiming the top spot overall. RepTrak stated that credit unions won for their ‘role in providing trusted financial services to local communities and being at the heart of communities in Ireland’.
Companies were ranked on a Reputation Pulse score from 0-100, based on levels of trust, respect, esteem and admiration. With a RepTrak® score of 82, credit unions were one of four organisations to fall within the ‘Excellent (80+)’ category. The average RepTrak® score was 66.0, with the an average score of 57.5 amongst financial services organisations.
Are you or your child heading off to college this Autumn? Don't stress over college fees... talk to us about our low rate Education Loans.Sample Education Loan: €3,000 over 3 years at 6.5% APR costs €21.12p/w. Total amount repayable: €3,302.07. FUND YOUR THIRD LEVEL STUDYOur Annual Rolling Educaction Loan allows you to fund each year of your Third Level study with annual top ups to cover course fees, books & other essentials (laptops, course materials etc). This is at our standard low education loan rate of just 6.5% APR.
See our Education Loans brochure for more details and sample loans.
Contact us on 01 2884877 / email@example.com for more information or to apply. Terms & conditions apply. South Dublin Credit Union is regulated by The Central Bank of Ireland.
**APRIL 2018 - €10,000 CASH DRAW WINNER**
THE WINNER OF OUR APRIL 2018 CASH DRAW IS....
Rosie is pictured above (left) collecting her winning cheque from SDCU Manager, Anne Quinn.
If you would like to enter our next €10,000 Members' Cash Draw download your entry form here
Cost of entry for the remaining 4 draws of the year is just €36. Closing date for entries for the next draw is Friday 22nd June. The winner will be announced here and on our FB page once we have made contact with them.
The next draw will take place in our Stillorgan foyer on Thursday 28th June. Closing date for entries is Friday 22nd June. Winners are selected using a random number generating machine operated by a member selected at random on the day, and witnessed by a director. Please note, management, staff and directors are not (and never have been) permitted to enter our Cash Draw.
SOUTH DUBLIN CREDIT UNION CASH DRAW
In light of the recent Central Bank publication on Car Draws, we would like to clarify that we do not allow Directors, Supervisors or Employees enter our Members' €10,000 Cash Draw. This has always been one of the rules of our draw since it's inception. This is clearly outlined in #12 of our competition rules on the Cash Draw Entry Form:
"12. Directors, supervisors or employees of South Dublin Credit Union Limited will not be eligible to participate in the Cash Draw."
Each draw takes place in public in our Stillorgan foyer with one director and at least one member present. We use a random number generator to select the winner and this is operated by the member.
The winners' names are published on both our Facebook Page and on this website newsfeed and are available upon request at the counter.
Surplus funds generated by the cash draw are distributed to draw members via additional draws which are held on occasion and announced on this website and our FB page in advance of the draw.
Please see below a list of winners for the past 2 years.
February Tony O’Brien (Winner Drawn on 6th March 2018 - delayed due to snow)
April Rosie Sheerin
June Ann Rose Ryan
February Cliona Colgan
April Shirley Barnwell
June Dorothea Peare
August Eleanor Savage
October Oonagh Meagher
December Kate Lawless
February Finbar Lehane
April Sandra McGarry
June Margaret Kelly
Supplementary Draw: Noeleen O’Leary (Surplus funds)
August Shelagh O’Donnell
Supplementary Draw: Fiona Doyle (Surplus funds)
October Alison O’Sullivan
December Barbara Downey
Supplementary Draw #1 Aisling Towey (Surplus Funds)
Supplementary Draw #2 Angela Long (Surplus Funds)
NEW: MEDICAL LOAN - 6.5% APR
Your health is your wealth as the saying goes… but looking after your health and wellbeing can also be a costly business. So we've introduced a new MEDICAL LOAN at just 6.5% APR.
So if you need a medical procedure (elective or non-elective), or are considering dental procedures or laser eye surgery, apply today for your low rate loan.
The Irish Times / South Dublin Credit Union Feature
"South Dublin Credit Union Eyes Up Further Expansion"
The Irish Times featured the following article on South Dublin Credit Union, 31 January 2018, (click link to view):
LOAN INTEREST REBATE
Great news for all members with loans during our last financial year - a Loan Interest Rebate of 5% was approved at our recent AGM and this has now been refunded into your share account. ;)
ILCU ART COMPETITION
A huge congratulations to Niamh Ní Iceadha who has been selected as winner in the 18 & Over General Category of this year's ILCU Art Competition.
Niamh's entry will be sent forward to National Level, so fingers crossed the judges will be as impressed as we were by her fantastic piece.
18 & Over (General Category) Winning Entry
Niamh Ní Iceadha pictured with her winning artwork.
AUTOMATED TELEPHONE PAYMENTS
Unfortunately, we are currently experiencing issues with our Automated Telephone Payment system. We can take these payments manually during office hours. We are hopeful that the system will be up and running again asap. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.
Email Phishing Scam
We have been informed that there's currently an email phishing scam targeting credit union members throughout the country.
Members who have been targeted will receive an email from the email address firstname.lastname@example.org or one similar to this. The email will inform the member of a file named "Payment Confirmation" that's been transferred to them through a site called WeTransfer, by what appears to be your Credit Union, and will be encouraged to click to download the files.
This scam is designed to collect your personal details with a view to gaining access to personal financial accounts.
You can read more about phishing scams by following this secure link.
If you receive such an e-mail please delete immediately. Do not open any attachments or clicking links in mails from unknown sources.
**NEW - MOBILE APP**
Have you downloaded our new app yet? Available free from Android and iPhone stores the app gives you access to your account at the tip of your fingertips.
Just search 'South Dublin Credit Union Ltd' in the app store and use your online login details to access your account.
The Single Euro Payments Area, (SEPA), is a European Union initiative that changes the way electronic payments in Euro are processed across the SEPA Zone countries. It simplifies the way we make and receive payments.
Making payments in Euro to any SEPA Zone country is the same as making the payment in Ireland. South Dublin Credit Union has converted all Direct Debits and Standing Orders to SEPA format, so no action is needed on your part.
Since 1st February 2014 the existing Irish electronic payment system closed down and all electronic payments are now made across the European Union through the new SEPA schemes.
You now need the BIC (Bank Identifier Code) and IBAN (International Bank Account Number) when you are setting up or making electronic payments. These numbers can be found on your existing bank statements.
You can also log onto http://www.ipso.ie/section/IPSOSEPAServices to access a free service to convert a single Sort Code and Bank Account number to BIC and IBAN.
EXTENDED REPAYMENT TERM
ON LOANS OVER €25,000
Repayment Term Now Up To 7 Years
We are delighted to announce that we can now offer an extended repayment term on loans over €25,000. (To date, there was a maximum repayment term of 5 years on all loans.)
Best of all - our great rates apply to these loans. In other words, Home Improvement Loans for €25,000+ remain at the amazing 7.95% APR rate and Car Loans at 6.5% APR.
As always, there are no penalties for early repayment and we never charge administration fees or impose any balloon payments or hidden costs.
Contact us today for more details.Repayment Example on a €25,000 Loan over 5 years (60 months) at 7.95% APR:Monthly repayment: €503.03Total Cost of Credit: €5,181.55Total Amount Repayable: €30,181.55Repayment Example on a €25,000 Loan over 6 years (72 months) at 7.95% APR:Monthly repayment: €434.37Total Cost of Credit: €6,274.45Total Amount Repayable: €31,274.45Repayment Example on a €25,000 Loan over 7 years (84 months) at 7.95% APR:Monthly repayment: €385.62Total Cost of Credit: €7,391.12Total Amount Repayable: €32,391.12
Terms & Conditions apply.