Its double celebrations today for Tralee Credit Union as they celebrate International Credit Union Day they also celebrate reaching a significant milestone of €200 Million in Assets. This landmark in their development confirms Tralee Credit Union’s position as one of the largest community based credit unions in the country. Speaking to CEO, Fintan Ryan, “Assets worth €200 Million is a significant achievement for Tralee Credit Union. It’s all down to members loyalty and support, it underlines the trust our members have in their credit union to manage their affairs with confidence and provides security into the future. €200 Million is a far cry from our humble beginnings of £50 when we opened in 1968, today we have 42,000 members, with branch offices in Tralee, Castleisland and Killorglin employing over 50 staff within the community. It’s been a very good year for Tralee Credit Union so it’s actually treble celebrations, we have just completed our year end last month and this year over 9,000 members borrowed over €34 million from Tralee Credit Union representing our largest amount ever lent out in a financial year. €34 million reflects the increase in consumer confidence, an increase in people borrowing with Tralee Credit Union and the increase in what we contribute to the local economy as most of €34 million we lent is spent locally helping to sustain growth and employment. For anyone who needs a loan, talk to us in Tralee Credit Union, we have money to lend and we are lending” If you are out and about in Tralee, Castleisland and Killorglin today call in to Tralee Credit Union for a cuppa, cake, prizes we’ve lots happening today. We are also accepting donations to our Syria Account Appeal with MSF Ireland for more details call in or visit their website