Minimise your car loan costs

Applying is easy – apply online or call 069 64444. Scroll to see what you need to apply.

Car Loan

5.5% (5.63% APR) loans from €5000

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You don’t have to be a member to apply for a loan with us!

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Loan decisions are based on your ability to repay.

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Loan Calculator

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Calculator is as an indication of payments.

Why choose a credit union car loan?

  • Owned by you: you own your car from day 1
  • No balloon payments: there are no balloon payments
  • No fees: no administration or transaction fees
  • Local: All decisions are taken at a local level in the best interest of all members.
  • Flexible: You can pay off your loan early, make additional lump sum repayments or increase your regular repayments, all without penalty.
  • Loan protection: Loans are insured by the credit union’s own policy at no direct cost to its members. This is designed to pay off a loan in the event of a borrower’s death – subject to terms, conditions and eligibility criteria.

Apply Online

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I am not a member

You don’t have to be a member to apply for a loan!


Apply By Phone

Our offices are open from 9.30am – 5pm

Rathkeale: 069 64444 | Adare: 061 396 790 | Croom: 061 397 783

In Branch

Due to the COVID restrictions, there is a limit on the number of people allowed in our offices. We ask that you apply online or by phone where possible.

What Do I Need To Apply

Car Loan

  • 3 most recent payslips or social welfare slips
  • 3 months bank statements; (September, October and November 2020)

Additional Information

  • Proof of ID: Valid Drivers Licence or Passport
  • Proof of Address: Bank statement or utility bill dated within last 6 months
  • Proof of PPS: Payslip, Revenue or Medical Card. Public Service Card NOT acceptable
  • We may have your information already on file

Join & Apply Same Day

  • Yes, you can Join and apply for a loan same day.
  • Are you eligible to join us? If you live, work or are in education in our common bond you can join us. Our common bond covers the areas of Rathkeale, Adare, Croom, Ballingarry, Banogue, Cappagh, Croagh, Granagh, Kilfinny and Manister.
  • No additional documentation is needed for your membership.

Terms & Conditions for Promotional Car Loans

  • The car loan promotional rate applies to loans over €5000
  • The maximum term time for a car loan is 5 years
  • Additional information may be requested

We aim for quick decisions. All our applications are treated confidentially and on their own merits. The key consideration is a member’s ability to make the loan repayments over the term of the loan.

Information correct as of 30.11.20. Loans are subject to approval. Terms & Conditions apply. If you do not meet the repayments on your loan, your account will go into arrears. This may affect your credit rating, which may limit your ability to access credit in the future. Rathkeale & District Credit Union is regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland.