This year marks the occasion of the 50th Anniversary of Our Lady Crowned Credit Union Ltd. Founded in 1967 in the basement of Our Lady Crowned Church, its purpose was to provide a self-help financial co-operative promoting thrift and providing loans at a fair rate of interest. The past 50 years have seen many changes in the community and indeed in the credit union, but what has not changed is the ethos. Today Our Lady Crowned Credit Union offers member’s financial products and services that are as relevant today as they were fifty years ago. With unsurpassed excellent face to face member service the credit union also provides online access, travel, car and house insurance, discounted group Health Insurance, Foreign exchange, Paypoint, Quicklodge, Budget Accounts, a Free Will making service and many more. Our Lady Crowned Credit Union has grown from strength to strength with membership standing at 9,800 with total assets at a very healthy €41 million. Last year Our Lady Crowned Credit Union facilitated the people of the local community and environs with loans to the value of €5.5 million with the added benefit of Loan Protection, Life Savings and Death Benefit Insurances at no extra cost subject to certain terms and conditions to eligible members. In celebrating 50 years in the community the credit union has numerous events planned including an open day which will be held on Saturday September 16th, 2017 from 1pm-4pm. Red FM and the Red Patrollers will be broadcasting from the credit union on the day with lots of giveaways and refreshments while, face painters and games will be on hand to entertain the youngsters. For the members of Our Lady Crowned Credit Union there will be a free Members Draw for a prize of €5,000 cash. The members draw will be launched at the open day and members will be invited to fill in an entry form and return it to the credit union office by close of business Monday 16th October, 2017. The winner of this fantastic prize will be drawn in the credit union office on International Credit Union Day, Thursday 19th October, 2017.