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Credit union makes ‘drastic’ benefits cuts as loan demand falls

Savvi credit union’s most recent annual report shows that its total income dropped 18 per cent in 2018

Barry J Whyte

Chief Feature Writer

@whytebarry
10th February, 2019

One of Ireland’s biggest credit unions has warned its members of “drastic” cuts in key benefits because of a reduction in its income due to “low loan demand amongst members”.

Savvi Credit Union – which represents ESB workers as well as employees of the Irish Times and Independent News and Media – recently wrote to members to say its death benefit insurance and life savings insurance will reduce significantly.

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