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AGM Notice and Survey

Members will have received their Annual General Meeting (AGM) notice through their letterboxes. This year's AGM takes place Wednesday 13th December at 7.30 pm in Blackrock Hurling Club. All Members are invited to attend. At The AGM On the night there will be a draw for a total of €700 and…

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Art Competition Awards

A big thank you to all the artists who entered the Art Competition this year and brought so much colour to our waiting area! The awarding of the prizes and certificates to our finalists took place on Friday 24th November at our offices. The awards presentation was well attended by the…

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Have You had Your St. Michaels ReUnion?

St. Michael's Credit Union is embarking on the new campaign as part of its ongoing commitment to tailoring services and products to the specific needs of its members in the local communities of Blackrock and Mahon. The new campaign also comes in the wake of St. Michael's Credit Union winning the 2017…

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Wrap Up Christmas

It's that time of year again when all the Christmas decorations go up and the preparations begin. Wrap up Christmas this year with St. Michael's Credit Union! In 2017 we have approved 97% of loan applications. So, whatever Christmas expense you are looking to cover St. Michael's Credit Union can…

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Bursary Winner

Congratulations to Timi Olanrewajy the winner of this year's Tony Burke Student Bursary! The bursary was presented to his father as Timi was unable to attend the draw on Saturday. Thursday last week was International Credit Union Day and as part of the celebrations of credit unions and their members, we held our bursary…

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International Credit Union Day

Dreamy Celebrations at St. Michael's Credit Union for International Credit Union Day. St. Michael's Credit Union Joins 68,800 Credit Unions to Celebrate Global Credit Union Movement on October 19th. St. Michael's Credit Union is gearing up to host a range of exciting community events and competitions to celebrate International Credit…

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Best Customer Experience

We warmly welcome the 2017 CXi Ireland Customer Experience Report showing that credit unions have once again topped the national league table for customer experience. 3 In A Row This is the third consecutive year that credit unions have been voted number one for customer experience in Ireland, coming in…

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Computer Classes

St. Michael's Credit Union is again delighted to be involved in the Age Action computer classes. These classes provide training in computers, smartphones and the Internet for people over 55 in our community. This Year's Classes   The classes begin this coming Monday (25/09/2017) at our offices. Students from Ursulines will once…

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The Burden Of Back To School Costs

St. Michael's Credit Union are ready to help with the burden of back to school costs. As children in Mahon and Blackrock enjoy their freedom from school, parents are already preparing to shoulder the burden of the back to school spend which has now averaged €1,209 per child. The latest research by the…

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Recent Sponsorship

On Monday St. Michael's Credit Union presented sponsorship to Cork Mental Health Foundation and Housing Association and Carmel Collins. Sean made the presentation of the cheques on the day. Cork Mental Health The aims of the organisation are to promote positive mental health in Cork. They also set out to…

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Your First Stop For Third Level Education Loans

With third level education costs continuing to spiral in Ireland, the financial pressure of putting a child through college has taken its toll on household budgets. Last year’s survey of third level costs by the Irish League of Credit Unions (ILCU) showed that a substantial 60% of parents were falling…

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One Quarter of Adults in Ireland Living in Unsuitable Homes

A national survey of 1,000 adults finds that a substantial number are stuck living in an unsuitable home but cannot afford to move. The national survey commissioned by the Irish League of Credit Unions (ILCU), found that 25% of adults are living in homes that no longer suit their needs,…

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2017 Student Bursary €1,500

St. Michael's Credit Union are delighted to announce the relaunch of the Tony Burke Bursary. The bursary is now worth €1,500 to a Leaving Cert student attending any recognised third level institution. We invite all Leaving Cert students to apply for the bursary, who are members of St. Michael’s Credit…

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Rockies Partnership Announcement

St. Michael’s Credit Union are proud to be the main sponsor of The Rockies Academy over the next three years. This is a major commitment by the credit union to further develop our partnership with a local sporting organisation that has proudly served the community since 1883. The Rockies hold…

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Winners of 2017 All Ireland Schools Quiz

Congratulations to all 400 finalists who took part in the grand final of the All Ireland Schools Quiz on Sunday, April 2nd. A fantastic afternoon was enjoyed by all at the RDS Arena in Dublin. After 12 nail-biting rounds, Donard National School, Co. Wexford, representing Enniscorthy Credit Union, and Kilmacrennan…

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10% Discount On VHI Health Insurance

Your health- What could be more precious? And unless you've provided for it, what could be more costly? With the rising costs of medical care and hospital accommodation, healthcare insurance is no longer just a comfort. In conjunction with VHI, St. Michael’s Credit Union has a group scheme facility for…

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Home Improvement Loan

St. Michael's Credit Union is launching a new Home Improvement loan campaign for 2017. This is to cater for the increasing popularity in home upgrades and renovations. As property prices continue to rise, many households are opting to revamp their existing homes.  You can avail of tax breaks under the…

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O’Donovan Brothers are New CU Youth Ambassadors

New Youth Ambassadors Olympic silver medallists Gary and Paul O’Donovan have been unveiled as the new Credit Union Youth Ambassadors for the Irish League of Credit Unions. They  were officially announced as Ambassadors at the ILCU’s Youth and Marketing Conference in Athlone on Saturday 25th February. Delegates from credit unions…

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Annual General Meeting (AGM)

St. Michael's Credit Union held its Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Blackrock National Hurling Club on Monday 13th of February. There was a good attendance at this year's AGM. A wide range of topics regarding the credit union's current situation and future were discussed in-depth. At the AGM a member…

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New Online Services

We are excited to launch our new Online Service! Our new online service will enable members of St. Michael's Credit Union to; Transfer Funds Pay Bills Online Keep Track of Their Finances It's Available 24/7 Avoid the Queue Go to the register page here; Register Now Registering for the new online…

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Schools Quiz 2017

On Monday of this week, we held the annual Credit Union Schools Quiz at Blackrock Hurling Club. Well done to all the teams that took part in this year's quiz and made it such a fun morning. There were some challenging questions included in the quiz that even had all…

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Simon Community Christmas Raffle

Our Christmas Raffle raised €1,000 for the Cork Simon Community. The money raised will be going directly to their Housing Unit, Tír na nÓg here in Blackrock. Tír na nÓg is provided as shared living. Residents have their own rooms and share a kitchen and there is a common living area. The…

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7% Promotional Car Loan Rate

Promotional Car Loan Rate of 7% (7.23% APR) As of the first of January St. Michael’s Credit Union is delighted to announce our new special car loan rate of 7% (7.23% APR)! This special rate will be available to members for a limited time, during the months of January, February…

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Music Generation Donantion

Music Generation is Ireland's National Music Education Programme which helps children and young people access vocal and instrumental tuition locally and is co-funded by U2, The Ireland Funds, The Department of Education and Skills and Local Music Education Partnerships. Music Generation Cork City (MGCC) was established in 2012 as part of…

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Art Competition Prize Presentation

On Friday we were delighted to welcome the young local artists for our Art Competition prize presentation. We had a total of 11 artists receiving 10 prizes for their artwork this year. We hope that those in first place can continue to progress through the levels of the competition. The…

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Christmas Loan Competition

We are currently running a Christmas Loans competition with fantastic prizes! Any member who takes out a Christmas loan before the 16th of December will be automatically entered into the draw. They will have the chance to win one of three prizes. The Prizes A €100 Voucher for Mahon Point…

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Art Competition Winners 2016

Thanks to all the entrants to this year's Art Competition! The walls at St. Michael's Credit Union is now covered brilliant artwork. Josef Keys chose the finalists and we also have a staff pick. The finalists will be receiving a prize for their artwork and the notification letters are in…

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Launch of 2017 All Ireland Schools Quiz

25,000 budding geniuses across Ireland are getting ready to show off their brain power for the 26th All Ireland Credit Union Schools’ Quiz. Every year, primary schools across the country compete in the hugely popular event. Which culminates in the national finals on Sunday, April 2nd in Dublin’s RDS. This…

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Final Computer and Device Class

The final class of the Age Action computer and device series took place on Monday the 17th of October. A presentation of completion certificates was also held on the day. Our manager Roland was present to make a number of the certificate presentations. There was also a couple of words from…

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Art Competition 2016

Calling all budding Picassos and da Vincis to submit their entries for this year’s Art Competition with this year's theme being; “Dreams are made of this...” The closing date for submission is this Friday the 28th of October. The Competition The Credit Union National Art Competition is now in its 33rd year! It…

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Social Housing Funding

The Meeting and Discussion Last Thursday night a Cork Chapter 11 meeting was held at our offices and in attendance was the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government; Simon Coveney. The minister was present to discuss the current housing situation and possible solutions. The housing crisis has been one of…

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Computer & Digital Device Class

On Monday the first Age Action Computer and Digital Device Class for over 55s was held at St. Michaels. The beginning of the classes coincided with the start of the Age Action's Positive Ageing Week. It was the first of four classes to be held at St. Michaels over the coming…

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Computer & Digital Device Classes

We are delighted to be holding Computer and Digital Device Classes at our office in association with Age Action. The first class is starting on Monday the 26th of September. These computer and digital device classes are aimed at the over 55s and will take place between 1.45pm and 3pm. Classes…

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August Sponsorship Presentation

Our August Sponsorship presentation was to four organisations and took place at our offices on Skehard road on the 26/08/2016. St. Michael’s Lawn Tennis Club St. Michael’s Lawn Tennis Club is set in the heart of Blackrock. Established in the 1920’s the tennis club boasts one of the proudest heritages…

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Education Competition

Back to School Competition With the back to school time of year fast approaching and the costs involved recently publicised. We decided to hold an Education Voucher Competition to help the winner with these costs. As this time of year can be an extremely expensive for families with a child/ children…

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July Sponsorship Presentations

Earlier this month we again had the opportunity to present sponsorship to organisations working tirelessly in the community. Many of the organisations are hosting fundraising golf tournaments in the near future.  Providing sponsorship is one of the ways in which we help support the wider community. Blackrock Camogie Club Blackrock Camogie Club…

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CUSOP Online Banking Service

What is CUSOP? The board has recently voted in favour of the implementation of CUSOP for St. Michael’s Credit Union. It is an online banking service that provides members with the ability to do electronic credit transfers. It enables direct payments into your credit union account. Also, electronic fund transfers…

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Promotion and Sponsorship Update

New Promotion Material At the beginning of the week, we received new promotion material that better enables us to communicate with our members. Now inside we have new pull-up banners that help show what we provide loans for and outside there is a large banner. Many of you will have already seen the…

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Latest Sponsorship Presentations

We have had the pleasure of presenting sponsorship cheques on two occasions recently in April and May, to a wide variety of local organisations and individual members of our community. We view this as an opportunity to help support local initiatives doing great work. The sponsorship cheques were presented to…

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