We offer competitive rates on foreign exchange services to all our members. Popular currencies like Sterling and US dollars are kept in stock. Other currencies are available to order. Please contact us in advance of your travel to ensure that we have sufficient stock. We will also buy back any foreign bank notes you purchase from us on your return – commission free.
Desmond Credit Union gift cheques are available to our members at no extra cost. These gift cheques are accompanied by a gift wallet and envelope, again at no cost.
We operate a stamp based savings scheme where members can save for holidays, clothes, phone bills, car tax, television licence etc. To begin with, members get a Desmond Credit Union stamp card. Each savings stamp costs €1 and can be purchased in our office. Each saving stamp card can take 30 stamps, so the total value is €30. Once a card is completed, it can be redeemed for cash in our office or lodged in the member's account.
We operate a stamp based savings scheme in association with local primary schools where pupils can save for their holidays and special items. To begin with, children attending one of the primary schools (see list below) are given a ‘Sammy Savings Stamp’ card for collecting their stamps. Each stamp costs 25 cents. Stamps are only available from their school. The value of a completed Sammy Savings Stamp card is €10. Once a card is completed, it can be redeemed for cash in our office or lodged in the member's account. Please note that children must be accompanied by a parent/guardian when cashing cards.
Participating primary schools:
Ardagh, Carrigkerry, Courtenay Boys, Gaelscoil O Doghair, Killoughteen, Kilmeedy, Mahoonagh, Monagea, Scoil Iosaf, Raheenagh
For members who may not be able to visit our office, we offer a standing order service between their bank account and Desmond Credit Union. It’s a simple, reliable and economic way of saving or making loan repayments, and it means you don’t have to worry about missing a payment.
* NO CHARGE for this service with DCU
How do I set up a standing order?
It’s easy; just give us a call or drop into our office; a member of staff will be happy to assist you.
* Your bank may charge a fee for this service.