A Credit Union is a democratic, financial co-operative. It is owned and controlled by its own members. Each Credit Union is run only to benefit its members, all of whom have something in common – the common bond.
The Credit Union movement was introduced into Ireland in 1958 by Nora Herilhy, with the support of a number of other dedicated pioneers. Since then, the Credit Union philosophy of mutual self-help has proved very popular. In Ireland, over three million members have recognised the value of credit unions, and have savings approaching several billion euro with their credit unions. There are thousands employed in the sector and many more thousand volunteers are involved in the movement.
Bishopstown Credit Union’s Mission Statement
Our mission is to fulfil the financial needs of our Members/owners by providing high quality products and excellent services based on mutual trust and integrity, and the values that guide the work and service of Bishopstown Credit Union.
The Mission of Bishopstown Credit Union is to promote the financial well-being of its members. To achieve this purpose, Bishopstown Credit Union is committed to providing a broad range of innovative financial products supported by the excellent service of a dedicated staff. These programs will be administered in accordance with sound management practices to maintain the financial strength of Bishopstown Credit union. The Board of Directors, Management and Staff of Bishopstown Credit Union hereby affirm that the efforts of the Credit Union will be consistently and professionally dedicated to the accomplishment of this mission.
The future of the Credit Union lies in the hands of its owners – the Members. We will continue to listen to members so that we can offer the best personal finance service available.