Minister praises Roscommon Credit Union over new ATMs

Credit where it’s due

Pictured are Credit Union representatives from the Border, Midlands and West Region.

Jennifer Carroll MacNeill TD, Minister of State for Financial Services, Insurance and Credit Unions, has praised Roscommon Credit Union this week for the introduction of four ATMs, which are available to members of the public at all four branch offices in Roscommon, Ballaghaderreen, Elphin and Strokestown.

The machines are located to the front of the offices, ensuring members and the wider community have convenient access to cash withdrawals 24 hours a day. The ATMs accept debit and credit cards from all financial service providers.

This will be great news for local communities, in particular Elphin and Strokestown, where there is currently no ATM service on the main streets, with no access to cash within these towns after retailers close for business for the day.

CEO Bernie Moran explains, “At the heart of what we do here at Roscommon Credit Union is the provision of community financial services. The introduction of ATMs at all four branch offices is an extension of this service, benefiting our members, local businesses, and the communities we serve”.

Minister Jennifer Carroll MacNeill, who was paying a visit to Roscommon, congratulated the Credit Union on the newly-installed ATM machines by saying, “The forward thinking of Roscommon Credit Union is a model on how a modern and progressive credit union can provide a valued service to meet the changing needs of their members. This new service shows how cash in rural communities plays an essential role in the financial inclusion of all groups in society, especially socially vulnerable people, older people, and those who are not yet fully equipped to carry out their financial transactions digitally”.

During her visit, the Minister met with nine other credit unions from the border, midlands, and west region, as part of a proactive campaign of meetings with the credit union sector.