Here for You – KBC & Ulster Bank leaving Ireland

By

Here for you – KBC & Ulster Bank leaving Ireland As KBC and Ulster Bank leave the Irish banking market, their customers are faced with the headache of finding new financial services providers that meet their needs.   On top of this, customers looking for a new bank are experiencing significant delays in registering for…

TRAVEL SCAMS DURING COVID-19

By

3 TRAVEL SCAMS TO BE WARY OF DURING COVID-19 Travel feels like a distant dream since the onset of COVID-19. However, travel companies, airlines and hotel websites across the world are now coming up with hard to miss travel deals for Summer 2021. While this may be exciting, it’s also important be aware that coronavirus…

5 Ways to be financially cautious in 2021

By

January is celebrated as the financial awareness month. It’s time to educate yourself and your loved ones about money management. Although 2020 didn’t go as we hoped but it’s surely taught us important life lessons. One of them is to always be ready for any unforeseen circumstances, both mentally and financially. So, let’s start this…

Budgeting and Borrowing this Christmas

By

This Christmas will be very different as compared to previous years. While this time of the year is expensive for everyone, it might be a little harder on some more than others. It is important that we’re cautious of where our funds are coming from and how we’re allocating them this Holiday season.

Look Out for these 5 Holiday Scams

By

With the holiday period approaching, it is important to talk about Christmas Cyber Security Scams. A lot of us are panicked and frantic in December while we scramble to finish our Christmas Shopping. This can make us vulnerable to various holiday scams designed by fraudsters to take advantage of the vulnerable. According to a Cybersecurity Report published by Mc Afee in 2019, over 30% of people in Europe had fallen victims to holiday scams last year.

Back To School Saving Ideas

By

Back to school saving tips Planning back to school expenses can be stressful for a lot of us. If you’re a student entering third level education or a parent of a student returning to school, these saving tips are ultimate life savers. Buy Local and Prep in Advance This one can be an obvious one,…

Repayment Difficulties

By

Given the current period of uncertainty around the Coronavirus, we are asking our members not to bottle up anxiety around your finances. We are here to help. It is important that you communicate any repayment difficulties with us so that we can work with you to make a plan.   Worried you won’t meet your…

Understanding Interest Charges

By

The latest research carried out by iReach Insights and funded by the Irish League of Credit Unions has found that the majority of Irish credit card holders do not fully understand the interest charges on their credit card bill. A startling 68% of consumers have admitted that the charges are confusing, with many also claiming…

3 Ways to Get a Loan

By

At Member First we’re all about our members. So when it comes to applying for a loan, why should anything change? Which is why we offer numerous options for loan applications. Here’s 3 ways to get a loan from Member First.   1. Apply Online Seen as you’re already here, this way isn’t too much…

Can I afford a holiday?

By

Treating yourself to a holiday is a luxury. As such, it’s the first thing to give when we have to cut back our spending. But we all deserve a break, so it’s important to consider your options. Here’s some tips to see if you can afford a holiday.   Luckily, our Loan Calculator can help…