Ireland-based Tralee Credit Union has rolled out a new debit card in partnership with MasterCard for its members.
Tralee Credit Union has also teamed up with a group of ten other credit unions for its new fully functional debit card, which will be accepted anywhere the MasterCard logo is displayed worldwide.
Participating Credit Unions comprised of Gurranabraher, First South, Cork, Tullamore, Mullingar, Waterford, St Canice’s Kilkenny, Navan, Tralee, Health Services Staff, Mitchelstown and Ballinasloe.
The new service will enable Tralee Credit Union’s members to avail full banking services from its credit union.
The Irish credit union said that the new debit card facilitates contactless payments and supports fully electronically enabled accounts, on-line access and transaction facilities, and a mobile app for managing finances on the go.
Tralee Credit Union CEO, and DCG Card Services chairman Fintan Ryan said: "thanks to the vision and determination of Tralee Credit Union’s Board of Directors we are delighted to bring this valuable new service to our members.
"A recent REBO (Credit Union Restructuring Board) Survey revealed that 84% of credit union members wanted access to a Debit Card from their Credit Union. Tralee Credit Union came together with ten other credit unions to address this demand.
"Members can have their income paid directly to their credit union Access Account and use their debit card to purchase goods in store and online and at any ATM anywhere in the world.
"They can set up direct debits, pay bills and electronically transfer funds online and on their phone using our Mobile App, the complete banking service package."