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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

Free Digital Skills Classes in Ballyhaunis

First Choice Credit Union Ballyhaunis is delighted to host the upcoming Digital Skills for Citizens in association with the Ballyhaunis Chamber of Commerce and Irvine Training. The course will take place over a 5 sessions and is aimed at both businesses and beginners. Businesses will learn how to use social media, websites, YouTube videos and much much more. Beginners will … Read More

Please be Aware. Email Phishing Scam!!

Dear all members, The Irish League of Credit Unions has informed us 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 or one similar to this. The email will inform the member of a file named “Payment Confirmation” that’s been transferred to … 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

St. Brid’s Special National School Cheque Presentation

First Choice Credit Union were absolutely delighted to present staff and pupils from St. Brid’s Special National School with a cheque towards a new mini-bus 🚐. They are currently fundraising for a new mini-bus which will enable students visit local shops, go horse riding, swimming and generally be out and about within the local community.

Is PCP Car Finance driving you around the bend?

What is PCP? This is a Personal Contract Plan you hold with a car dealership or garage that leaves you facing 3 options at the end of the loan term: Pay the balloon payment owing on the car and keep it. Give the car back and walk away (but what about all the hard earned cash you invested into this?) … 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.