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You and your family can join and enjoy all the benefits!


Click to DownloadDownload Membership Form (119.4kb)


*Please be sure to read a copy of the Depositor Information sheet below.

Member Benefits


  • RTÉ Credit Union is a long standing, trusted, not-for-profit financial institution
  • You and your family can become members - all family at the same postal address 
  • Control over your own finances
  • No hidden fees or transaction charges
  • Competitive Loan rates
  • Budget Scheme
  • Dividend on Savings
  • Online Banking
  • Cash Draw
  • John Kelly Scholarship Scheme
  • Free Loan Protection and Life Savings Insurance
  • Encouragement and advice on financial problems

Who can join RTÉ Credit Union? 


To join RTÉ Credit Union you must be within the Common Bond outlined below.

  • all permanent, continuous and contract staff of RTÉ and members of their families living at the same postal address;
  • all pensioners of RTÉ and former staff contractually entitled to receive a pension from RTÉ and members of their families;
  • all permanent, continuous and contract staff and members of the families of the following;

    - RTÉ Credit Union Limited
    - RTÉ Sports and Social Club
    - RTÉ Benevolent Society
    - RTÉ 2RN
    - Raidio na Gaeltachta
    - TG4
    - Commercial Enterprises Limited

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Your Membership Form must be accompanied by:


  1. Photo ID 
  2. Proof of Address (Utility bill dated in the last 6 months)
  3. Proof of PPS number
  4. €2 is the minimum lodgement required to open your account
  5. If it is a Junior account it must be accompanied by:
    - a Passport or Birth Certificate
    - proof of PPS number (letter from Social Welfare or GP Card)

*All of the above must be supplied in order for membership to be processed

Protecting Member Accounts

All new members are asked to provide their passport or other identity and address documentation before an account can be opened.

There are several reasons for this:

  1. Firstly, fraud is a growing risk across our society and therefore we need people to prove who they are before we can allow them to join our credit union. 
  2. Secondly, identity theft is a growing business and this documentation helps us reduce the risk of this occurring in relation to your credit union account.
  3. Thirdly, in common with all other financial institutions, we are bound to verify and document the identity of all new members by the anti-money laundering provisions of the Criminal Justice Act and further to keep this documentation up to date.

When the identity and address documentation we hold in respect of you is more than 3 years old, we may require you to provide updated documentation.

Please bear with us in implementing these procedures in protecting your account and adhering to the up to date legislative requirements.


Membership Application

Click to DownloadDownload Membership Form (119.4kb)

 Click to DownloadDownload Deposit Guarantee Scheme - Depositor Information Sheet (377.1kb)

Click to DownloadDownload Payroll Deduction Form (30.9kb)

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What is the Common Bond and why is it so important?


The Common Bond is the factor, which unites the members of the Credit Union- it is what members have in common. The Common Bond ensures that the savings of members of the community or workplace are available to fellow members as loans.

RTÉ Credit Union’s Common Bond is its workforce. Membership is open to all RTÉ staff employed on a permanent, continuous, or long-term contract basis. Family members of RTÉ staff can join and that's family living in the same household. Staff of CEL, DDTN, Raidio na Gaeltachta, TG4, RTÉ Sports & Social Club and RTÉ Benevolent Society are also eligible to apply for membership.

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  • RTÉ Credit Union Limited
  • Tel: 01 208 2628
  • Fax: 01 208 2128
  • Email: info@rtecu.ie
  • Web: www.rtecu.ie
Regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland. Reg. No. 60CU