Balla News


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

The race to secure student accommodation – here’s some handy tips!

At this time of year, many students are frantically looking ahead to the new student year. One of the most important aspects of university life is, of course, securing a place to live through it all. And as we all know, finding accommodation in this day and age can be stressful. If you are a student still looking for accommodation, … Read More

Back to school…tips to help with the financial burden

Thankfully we’re still in the midst of summer (just about) but the planning and preparations for back to school time are upon us. Before we know it the long stretch in the evening will dwindle, the kids will be heading back to school, the traffic will be worse and we’ll be enforcing bed time again. We didn’t want to mention … Read More

Balla Secondary School take part in First Choice Credit Union Clued-In Initiative

In conjunction with First Choice Credit Union, transition year students from Balla Secondary School recently took part in the nationwide Clued Ininitiative. Clued In is a Credit Union initiative which provides a platform to enable students gain a better understanding of personal finance and the role of credit unions in a concise, easy to follow, engaging format. The resource helps … Read More

First Holy Communion: Tips & Tricks

First Holy Communion season has rolled around again – my my where has the time gone! Undoubtedly a time for celebration, this can also be a very stressful time for parents, grandparents and even the kids. Financially, the rising cost of clothes, hotels and entertainment for the big day can put significant financial strain on parents attempting to finance their children’s … Read More

First Choice Credit Union take part in Balla St. Patrick’s Day Parade

17th March, 2017. Members of First Choice Credit Union Balla braved the conditions on St. Patrick’s Day. The day turned out to be a wet and wild one but did not dampen the spirits of those who marched. Huge congratulations and a very well done to all involved in organising, marching and taking part in the testing conditions.

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.