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About Us

Our branch is located in the heart of Finglas village and has serviced over 16,000 members for the last 50 years.

In a recent survey our members told us that what they like best about our services is our staff, who are friendly, understanding and who listen and respond to their needs.

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What is a credit union?

A credit union is a group of people who save together and lend to each other at a fair and reasonable rate of interest. We offer members the chance to have control over their own finances by making their own savings work for them. Finglas Credit Union Limited is owned by the members - the people who save and borrow with it - people like you.

When you become a member and start saving with Finglas Credit Union Limited you will have access to fair and reasonable rates on savings and loans. Your savings contribute to your credit union’s loan fund. So your savings are helping other members. Members like you.


We are inviting applications to join the board of Finglas Credit Union from people who have an understanding of our Finglas community and its needs.

As a Volunteer Director you will be involved in the leadership and governance of the credit union and share our passion for the cause of credit unions.

With over €65m in assets under management, we are looking for a broad range of skills and talents from people willing to commit enthusiasm, energy and time of around 4-6 hours per month to help our credit union continue to grow and prosper. We want our board to reflect our membership with a mix of both professional and committed non-professional people, all of whom are team players, willing to listen and give thoughtful consideration to issues.

For more information or to apply please get in touch with the nominations committee by emailing nominations@finglascu.ie. Or have a chat with our CEO (David Caplice) to find out what's involved. Just phone 01-8343193 and ask for David.

Alternatively, please fill in and submit the form and we will contact you as soon as possible to finish the process.

Volunteer Application Form

If you would like to become a volunteer, please fill in the form below and click submit when you have finished.

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General Data Protection (GDPR)

Following the implementation of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation. Finglas Credit Union Ltd will no longer show account balances on receipts. Receipts made by account holder ONLY will show balances.

When a lodgement is made by a person other than the account holder, ONLY the amount paid, and not the balance, will be shown on the receipt.

You can of course check your balance at any time by going online to our website www.finglascu.ie

To do this you must have a PIN. This can be requested in the credit union or by email to info@finglascu.ie


What is the difference between a credit union and a bank?

Credit unions operate on a ‘for people and not for profit’ basis. Any profit made after operational costs are met is returned to the members. Members own the credit union. Banks, on the other hand, are owned by shareholders. Banks exist to make profit for those shareholders, and so are profit-focused as opposed to people-focused.

The major difference is our members enjoy - no transaction fees, a more personal service and flexible loans.

How to become a member? (Adult & Juvenile)

Click here

When can I apply for a loan?

There is no strict time limit on being a member to apply for a loan. However as a rule of thumb, new members and first time borrowers are asked to save regularly for a period of 3 months before they can borrow. We will look at individual requests under this time limit on a case-by-case basis.

How do I apply for a loan?

Members can apply in person or can apply online Apply Now

How much can I borrow?

Members can borrow based on ability to repay and not strictly on savings balance as heretofore. You can also hold two loans at the same time e.g. one for small short-term lending such as a holiday loan, paying off a credit card bill or college fees and one for a larger investment such as home improvements or a car loan. T's & C's apply.

What can I borrow for?

Members can avail of personal loans, car loans, holiday loans, wedding loans and home improvement loans with competitive interest rates T's & C's apply.

How flexible is Finglas Credit Union in terms of payments?

In terms of repayments for members Finglas Credit Union is very flexible as they can pay back loans from 1 year up to 5 years depending on the loan T's & C's apply.

Is there a limit on member’s shares?

All members have cover up to €100,000 under the deposit guarantee scheme.

What way can I pay into my account?

You can pay into your account over the counter, standing order, direct debit or online banking Make a Payment

How to I request a PIN for Online Banking?

Please email info@finglascu.ie or please contact our office.

What are your Online Banking Services?

This service offers EFT's, bill payments and internal & external transfers.

PSD2 Framework Contract

The European Union (Payment Services) Regulations 2018 (the "Regulations")

The below document is your ‘framework contract’ with us in relation to the particular payment account referenced for the purposes of the Regulations.

"This document relates to the Credit Union’s provision of payment services excluding current accounts, the terms of which are separate and available on the Credit Unions website"

Finglas Credit Union Limited is regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland.

Contact details for the Central Bank of Ireland are:

  • Address: New Wapping Street, North Wall Quay, Dublin 1
  • Telephone: +353 1 224 6000
  • Fax: +353 1 671 5550
  • Website: www.centralbank.ie



Finglas Credit Union

  • Seamus Ennis Road, Finglas, Dublin 11
  • Telephone: 353 1 8343193
  • Fax: 353 1 8642246
  • Email: info@finglascu.ie
  • Website: www.finglascu.ie
  • Register Number: 234CU

Our Business Days are as follows:

  • Tuesday: 10:00 am to 4 pm
  • Wednesday 10:00 am to 4 pm
  • Thursday 10:00 am to 6 pm
  • Friday 10:00 am to 6 pm
  • Saturday 10:00 am to 1 pm


The following is a description of the main characteristics of the account and payment services on the account:

  • Lodging and withdrawing funds to/from your Credit Union account.
  • Standing Orders into the Credit Union
  • Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) in and out of the Credit Union
  • Direct Debits into the Credit Union
  • Online Account Enquiries
  1. Giving an order for payment from your account: When you give us an order to make a payment from your account, we will need you to provide us with the details of the beneficiary of the payment (i.e. their account number and sort code, together with any relevant identification details for the payment service provider (‘PSP’) with which they hold their account). Depending on how you place your order with us (i.e. online, in our offices, by telephone etc) we may also need you to verify that order by signature, by use of a password, or by use of a PIN, depending on the type of account that you hold. All of this information, taken together, is known as the ‘unique identifier’ that you must give us. In giving us that unique identifier, you will be consenting to our execution of that order for you. You cannot withdraw that consent after you have given it to us. However, if the order is for a direct debit to be taken from your account, you can revoke that order and your consent by notice to the beneficiary of that direct debit up to close of business on the business day before the funds are to be debited from your account. If the order is for a standing order to be taken from your account, you can revoke that order and your consent by telephoning us or calling into our offices up to close of business on the Business Day before the funds are to be debited from your account. In exceptional cases, we may allow you to withdraw your consent after the times specified above, but our specific agreement will be required and we will not be obliged to do this.
  2. Cut-off times: When we are given an order in relation to a payment on your account, we must be given that order before 12 midday on Wednesday or before 3.00p.m. on Tuesday, Thursday or Friday. If we are given that order after that time, we will be deemed to have received that order on our next following Business Day. If we agree with you that an order is to be executed on a particular Business Day, then we will be deemed to have received that order on that particular Business Day.
  3. Execution times: We confirm that we have up to the end of the first Business Day following the date of deemed receipt under 2 above to so credit that amount. If the order is initiated by paper we will have an extra Business Day to do this.
  4. Payment instruments: If we give you a payment instrument for your account i.e. a card with a PIN number, or use of online banking with a password etc, you must, as soon as you receive it, take all reasonable steps to keep personalised security credentials safe including not giving such information to a third party and storing such information in a secure location. If the payment instrument is lost, stolen, misappropriated or used in an unauthorised manner, you should notify us by telephoning us at 353 1 8349193 or by email to info@finglascu.ie. We reserve the right to block your use of a payment instrument for any of the following reasons:
    1. the security of the payment instrument;
    2. if we suspect that it is, or has been, used in an unauthorised or fraudulent manner;
    3. (if the payment instrument is connected with the provision by us of credit to you) a significantly increased risk that you may be unable to fulfil your obligations to pay; and
    4. our legal or regulatory obligations, including our national or European Union obligations.

    If we block your use of a payment instrument, we will tell you about it (and the reasons for it) by telephone or writing to you unless giving you that information would compromise our security or would be prohibited by law. You may request that we unblock the payment instrument and we will do so, or replace the payment instrument, once the reason for blocking no longer exists.

  5. Charges: We do levy a limited number of charges in connection with the accounts that we offer. Details of these charges are set out below at point 7.
  6. Interest rates: If an interest rate applies to your account, you are told this when you open your account and that interest rate is incorporated by reference into this Framework Contract. You can obtain confirmation of that interest rate by contacting us as set out on page 1 above.
  7. Exchange rates: If any payment on your account (including a withdrawal by you from your account) involves a currency conversion being made by us, we will use a reference exchange rate. The reference exchange rate will change daily and this is the basis on which we will calculate the actual exchange rate. On the date on which we effect the currency conversion, we will take the reference exchange rate that applies on that date, add any charges that are applied by the banks involved in the transfer and the total will equal the actual exchange rate that is used by us in the currency conversion. You can find out changes to the reference exchange rate by contacting us as set out on page 1 above.
  8. Giving you information: If we need to communicate with you, give you information or notice of any matters relating to this Framework Contract, we will do so in writing unless we state otherwise herein. Such information or notice will be given to you promptly upon the requirement to do so arising. You may request that we provide or make available to you certain information (prescribed by law) relating to individual payment transactions executed on your account at least once a month and free of charge, in a manner that allows you to store and reproduce the information unchanged.
  9. Copy Framework Contract: For as long as you hold this account with us, you have the right to receive, at any time and on request by you, a copy of this Framework Contract on paper or, if possible, by secure email.
  10. Unauthorised transactions: If you become aware of a transaction on your account that is unauthorised or incorrectly executed, or if your payment instrument is lost, stolen or misappropriated, you must tell us without undue delay and, in any event, within thirteen months of such a transaction being debited from your account. You will be entitled to rectification from us if that transaction was unauthorised or incorrectly executed. If the transaction was unauthorised, we will refund the amount of it to you and, if necessary, restore your account to the state that it would have been in if the unauthorised transaction had not taken place PROVIDED THAT:
    1. you will bear the loss of an unauthorised transaction on your account, up to a total of €50, if the unauthorised transaction resulted from the use of a lost, stolen or misappropriated payment instrument unless (i) the loss, theft or misappropriation was not detectable to you prior to the payment and you have not acted fraudulently, or (ii) the loss was caused by actions or lack of action by us or any of our employees, agents or third parties acting on our behalf.
    2. you will bear all losses relating to an unauthorised transaction on your account if you incurred those losses by acting fraudulently or by failing, intentionally or with gross negligence, or if you failed to take all reasonable steps to keep the payment instrument and personalised security credentials safe, to use the payment instrument in accordance with any terms that we tell you are applicable to it, and to notify us without undue delay of it being lost, stolen, misappropriated or used in an unauthorised manner;
    3. so long as you have not acted fraudulently you will not bear any financial consequences resulting from the use of a lost, stolen or misappropriated payment instrument once you have notified us in accordance with this Framework Contract that it has been lost, stolen or misappropriated;
    4. if we have not required strong customer authentication, in accordance with applicable legal or regulatory standards, you will not bear any financial losses unless you have acted fraudulently.
  11. Refunds of direct debits: If a direct debit is taken from your account but your direct debit authorisation did not specify the exact amount of the payment; and the amount of the payment exceeded the amount you could reasonably have expected taking into account your previous spending patterns, this Framework Contract and other relevant circumstances; and
    1. you give us such factual information as we may require; and
    2. you did not give us consent in advance to the direct debit being taken from your account; and
    3. neither we nor the beneficiary of the direct debit made information available to you about the transaction at least four weeks before the debit date,

    then you may request a refund from us of that direct debit for an eight-week period following the debit date. We will then have ten Business Days to refund you or give you reasons for our refusal to refund you and that your right to refer the matter to Financial Services and Pensions Ombudsman (FSPO), see clause 17 below for further details.

  12. Unique identifier: If you give us an order to make a payment from your account and we execute it in accordance with the correct unique identifier, we will be taken to have executed it correctly as regards the beneficiary of that order. If you give us an incorrect unique identifier, we will not be liable for the non-execution, or defective execution, of the order. We will, however, make reasonable efforts to recover the funds involved.
  13. Our liability if you make a payment out of your account: If you give us an order to make a payment from your account, we are liable to you for its correct execution unless we can prove to you (and if necessary to the beneficiary’s PSP) that the beneficiary’s PSP received the payment. If we are so liable to you for a defective or incorrectly executed order, we will refund the amount of it to you and, if applicable, restore your account to the state that it would have been in if the defective or incorrect transaction had not taken place. Irrespective of whether we are liable to you or not in these circumstances, we will try to trace the transaction and notify you of the outcome. If we refuse to execute a payment transaction we will provide the reasons to you and the procedure for correcting any factual mistakes that may have led to the refusal unless prohibited by law or regulatory requirements.
  14. Our liability if you receive a payment in to your account: If the payer’s PSP can prove that we received the payment for you, then we will be liable to you. If we are liable to you we will immediately place the amount of the transaction at your disposal and credit the amount to your account. If you have arranged for a direct debit to be paid into your account, we will be liable to transmit that order to the payer’s PSP. We will ensure that the amount of the transaction is at your disposal immediately after it is credited to our account. If we are not liable as set out above, the payer’s PSP will be liable to the payer for the transaction. Regardless of whether we are liable or not, we will immediately try to trace the transaction and notify you of the outcome.
  15. Duration, changes and termination: Your contract with us, as detailed in this Framework Contract, is of indefinite duration. If we want to change any part of the information provided herein which is required by Regulation 76, we will give you at least two months’ written notice of the proposed change where required by law to do so. If you do not notify us within that two-month period that you do not accept the proposed change, you will be deemed to have accepted it. If you do not want to accept the proposed change, you must notify us in writing and you will be allowed to terminate your contract with us in relation to the account to which this Framework Contract relates immediately and without charge before the end of that two-month period. If we change an interest rate or an exchange rate in a way that is more favourable to you, we have the right to apply that change immediately and write to you soon afterwards confirming that change. We can change an exchange rate immediately and without notice if that change is based upon the reference exchange rate agreed in this Framework Contract. You may terminate your contract with us in relation to the account to which this Framework Contract relates on one month’s notice in writing. We may terminate our contract with you in relation to the account to which this Framework Contract relates on giving you two months’ notice in writing.
  16. Governing law and language: This Framework Contract shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Ireland, and all communication between us and you during our contractual relationship shall be conducted in English.
  17. Redress: If you have a complaint in relation to the matters governed by this Framework Contract you can write to us and we will deal with your complaint in accordance with our obligations under the Regulations. If you are not satisfied with the outcome of this internal process, you may refer your complaint to the Financial Services Ombudsman. Contact details are as follows: Financial Services and Pensions Ombudsman Bureau, Lincoln House, Lincoln Place, Dublin 2 D02 VH29, Tel. (01) 01 567 700, E-mail: info@fspo.ie.
  18. Data Protection: We are committed to protecting the privacy and security of your personal data. Our privacy notices describe how we collect and use personal data about you during and after your relationship with us. They also set out your rights in respect of your personal data.
  19. Our Privacy Notices are available on our website or by request from our office

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Our Credit Union lets people in the community come together to save and borrow money at low rates, and is operated on a not-for-profit basis, with surpluses being returned to members.