Balla News


Take advantage of the Home Renovation Incentive in 2018!

Looking to turn your house into your dream home, the Home Renovation Incentive (HRI) Scheme is in place until December 2018! What is the Home Renovation Incentive (HRI) Scheme? The Home Renovation Incentive (HRI) Scheme provides for tax relief for Homeowners and Landlords by way of an income tax credit at 13.5% of qualifying expenditure on repair, renovation or improvement … Read More

Upgrading your car in 2018?

Looking to upgrade your wheels, either new or second hand? With a First Choice Credit Union Car Loan, members own their car from day one compared to PCP! Below we’ve highlighted the difference between a loan with First Choice Credit Union and PCP finance. First Choice Credit Union Car Loan You have ownership of the car from day one and … Read More

Are you an Online Shopper? Beware of fraud this Christmas.

With Christmas just around the corner, many people are scrambling to fill the void under the Christmas Tree. In today’s world, many people find themselves going online to complete the Christmas checklist and never has it been more important to watch out for online fraud. FraudSmart is a fraud awareness initiative developed by Banking & Payments Federation Ireland. They have … Read More

2017 Art Competition Winners!

On 16th November last, we were delighted to announce the winners of our recent Art Competition with over 50 people joining us on the night to celebrate. What an amazing standard we had this year across all ages and categories and we must admit, we’re already looking forward to see what next year brings!! See below pics of some of … Read More

Beat the financial strain of Christmas!

Christmas is a time for celebrations, family and happiness…but for many people Christmas can be a time of stress and financial strain.  However, it doesn’t have to be!  There are several things you can do to combat the financial strain that can arrive with the festive period. If you are organised, stick to a budget and be realistic about your … Read More

Ice Skating comes to Mayo

We literally mean “Get your skates on!” First Choice Credit Union is delighted to be part of bringing Ice Skating to Castlebar and the Mayo area. The Ice Skating Rink will be held at the Mall in Castlebar this Christmas and the event will run from Friday, November 24th, to Sunday, January 7th. There is huge interest already in the initiative … Read More

Dreamy Celebrations at First Choice Credit Union for International Credit Union Day

On October 19th, 2017 First Choice Credit Union will join more than 68,800 credit unions around the world to celebrate the Credit Union Movement and the positive impact they play in local communities. Since 1966 First Choice Credit Union has been proudly serving communities in Mayo and now has a membership of over 28,000 with assets worth over €190 million. In the past year alone, First Choice Credit … Read More

Top tips to improve your home!!

Has improving your home been on your mind? Whether you’re thinking about converting your attic or tackling your out-dated bathroom, check out our handy tips for hassle-free repairs and renovations: Know exactly what you want                                                   … Read More

Set Your Imagination Free – Credit Union Art Competition 2017

This year’s Credit Union Art Competition has been announced and the theme is **Drum roll please**… SET YOUR IMAGINATION FREE! How To Enter Entry is VERY easy. Just pop into any of our branches in Castlebar, Balla, Achill, Ballyhaunis or Carnacon and ask for an entry form – it’s as easy as that! We have ample entry forms in house and … Read More

Looking to Volunteer? We need You!

Here at First Choice Credit Union, we pride ourselves on providing a first-class financial service to all our members throughout the community. Like many credit unions, First Choice Credit Union relies on the enthusiasm and commitment of volunteers, without whom we wouldn’t be able to achieve our goals. Why Volunteer? Becoming a volunteer means you can: give something back to … Read More

Welcome to all the members of Achill Credit Union who are joining us this week…
We look forward to Serving your financial needs in the years ahead.
First Choice Credit Union is regulated by The Central Bank Of Ireland Reg No: 125cu