Financial Difficulties

In these unusual circumstances, some of our members may find themselves in financial difficulty due to loss of employment or reduction of income because of COVID-19.

Rathkeale & District Credit Union will work with our members to help them get through this difficult period. Each members situation will be looked at on a case by case basis.

If you wish to discuss your particular difficulties, please contact our Credit Control Officer. Call 061 396790 or email

Short Term Finance / Emergency Loan

Many households will come under strain in managing their finances during this dreadful time. Rathkeale & District Credit Union may be of assistance with a short-term flexible loan. Talk to us to discuss your particular need. Loan applications can be taken by phone. All necessary documentation may be emailed to You will need to visit our office once to sign the loan application and agreement.

New members can Join & Apply Same Day.

For more information, see our website or call 069 64444.

Information for Members – Unemployment Assistance

Covid-19 Pandemic-Unemployment Payment is a new payment that will be available to all employees and the self-employed who have lost employment due to a downturn in economic activity caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The payment has a simple one–page application form and will be paid for a period of 6 weeks at a flat rate payment of €203 per week for jobseekers.

Illness Benefit for COVID-19 Absences

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