Latest News

21 Jul 2023

Maintenance to our website

Due to maintenance to our website you will not be able to transact today the 30/09/19 from 5pm until 9am Tuesday the 01/10. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

18 May 2023

Member Notice

Our website will be unavailable on Wednesday, May 24th, from 9 am to 5 pm to facilitate the merger of Roscrea Credit Union into Thurles Credit Union.  Please also note that on Thursday, May 25th and Friday 26th we will open at a slightly later time of 10 am. 

28 Mar 2023

SMS Phishing Scam

We've been made aware of a scam text, purporting to be from 'Credit Union', claiming that accounts have been 'placed on hold' and asking the recipient to click a link (to a cloned credit union website) to verify their account. Your credit union will never contact you by text or email asking you to click a link to verify your account

07 Feb 2023

Thurles Credit Union and Roscrea Credit Union Proposed Merger

Thurles Credit Union and Roscrea Credit Union are currently advancing discussions in relation to combining their resources by merging.

26 May 2020

Member notice for Online Banking Changes

Please note that we will be introducing some improvements to your Online Banking experience over the coming months. These changes are in preparation for compliance with European banking regulations - Payment Services Directive 2 (PSD2) - which come into force on September 14th 2019. These regulations bring additional safety and security to your online banking.

01 Jan 2020

Managing Financial Debt

Thurles Credit Union | Managing Financial Debt

Join Us

Joining Thurles Credit Union is the best decision you could make for your money. We accept new members of all ages from our surrounding areas in our common bond. This covers those who live or work in the Thurles Postal district (with the exception of Borrisoleigh, Templemore, Castleiney, Drangan and Fethard) and within a 10 mile radius of Roscrea Post Office.


Anyone living, working, or studying in the common bond can now become a member of Thurles Credit Union without stepping foot in their offices. It’s all thanks to their new mobile app. You can apply in minutes, and once approved, you can transfer funds, apply for a loan and a whole lot more. It's fast, easy, and secure.

‘We’re delighted with the new app and everything it can do’, says Brian King, CEO of Thurles Credit Union. ‘It makes the process of joining a lot easier. You can upload your proof of ID, address, and PPSN on your smartphone. Advanced biometric facial technology is used to capture and verify who you are. Simply take a selfie and you are done. We think it’s going to be a real game-changer for us. If there are people out there who have been thinking of joining Thurles Credit Union but were put off by paper forms, this app is for them.’

Apart altogether from the new mobile app, becoming a member of Thurles Credit Union is one of the best decisions you can make for your money. We are a not-for-profit community organisation and offer great value loans with flexible repayment options and free protection insurance. In these challenging times, we are always there for you.

To download the app, just go to Google Play or the App Store and search for 'Thurles Credit Union'.

How To Join

You can now apply for membership straight from your phone. You'll need to submit the following documents along with your application:

  • Valid Photo ID -a passport or driver's licence
  • Proof of Address - a bank statement or utility bill dated within the past 6 months
  • Proof of PPS number (e.g. Official Government Document, Social Welfare letter etc.)

If you don’t hold a passport or driver’s licence please ask in your local credit union about alternative documentation that may be accepted in exceptional circumstances.

Persons wishing to open a new member account should:

  • ensure they have all the necessary documentation required
  • allow sufficient time for staff to process the membership application and meet our regulatory obligations

Members Benefits

Flexible & Convenient Loans

Members can take out flexible loans and repay at tailor-made schedules. All our loans are fully insured (for free) against disability or death, subject to policy requirements.

Interest is charged on Reducing Loan Balance

Interest is charged on the reducing loan balance - you only pay interest on what you owe. This means lower interest charges paid over the life of the loan.

Not-for-Profit Mutual Financial Co-operative

Thurles Credit Union is a not-for-profit mutual financial co-operative. Members own and control the Credit Union. All surplus goes back to the members.

Dividend on Savings

Last year, we paid a 0.1% dividend on members' savings, which are also placed in our Life Insurance scheme, offering a free insurance system on your savings.

Quality Service, No Hidden Fees

You can be assured of a professional, quality service from Thurles Credit Union in all dealings with your money and we don't charge hidden fees.

Pay by Direct Debit

Arrange a Direct Debit payment from your bank and be sure of regular payments to your Credit Union account. We will send you a statement showing all transactions.

Member Services

Take advantage of a host of additional member services available. We have arranged special house and travel insurance discounts for our members. See our Available Services page for more details.

Ask any staff member for more details about joining the Credit Union or, for further information, see the different sections of this web site.

The European Union (Payment Services) Regulations 2018

Click the link below to access a leaflet on members 'Framework Contract' with Thurles Credit Union in relation to the particular payment account referenced and for the purposes of the Regulations.

Thurles Credit Union will process your personal data when you Become a member. Our Member Data Protection Statement provides more information.