About CUDA

Ireland’s Leading Credit Union Development Association

Improving the financial, social and environmental wellbeing of their members and communities

About CUDA

CUDA is proud to serve 50 of Ireland’s most progressive credit unions with a strong voice, leadership and value-creating solutions which enhance strategic and operational capabilities.

Our solutions are modular, providing credit unions with the flexibility to utilise only what is relevant, and designed with members to ensure business fit and compliance.

CUDA delivers using collaborative, not-for-profit shared services which create economies of scope, scale and replicate best practise. Being member owned, benefits flow directly to credit unions and their members, not to commercial interests or shareholders.

CUDA’s experienced team operates with a sense of purpose and a clear vision about supporting member credit unions in ‘Improving the financial, social and environmental well-being of credit union members and their communities’

Incorporated in 2003, CUDA has a 19 year track record of success in representation, training, digital and lending solutions. Year-on-year our member credit unions receive more business support for a lower contribution.

Whether your credit union is large or small, community or industrial, CUDA has the solutions, vision and commitment to improve your capabilities and competitiveness, today and for future generations.

Integrated Solutions to Improve Credit Union Capability


Ensuring fair and proportionate legislative and regulatory treatment, new business opportunities and fair deals from suppliers through active, professional engagement.

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Digital & Lending Solutions

Originate members and loans, improve member engagement and create workflow efficiencies using digital marketing, fintech enablers and CRM. 

Issue more business, mortgage and energy-saving home improvement loans with one-stop lending frameworks.

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Training & Development

Improving staff, management and board capabilities, effectiveness and CPD with a range of role and function-based courses. Full online delivery and toolkits.

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Enhancing credit union strategic planning and business model transformation with impartial advice, analysis and workshops.

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Legal & Compliance

Helping credit unions deliver on their legal, regulatory and corporate governance obligations with on-demand expertise, IT solutions and documentation. Fully compliant and confidential service.

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Strategic Priorities

Our 2020-2022 Priorities Are Defined by Members

#1 Grow Lending

Improving credit union profitability by growing loan issuance, improving loan life-cycle management and delivering new segmental and product opportunities in personal, housing and business lending.

#2 Improve Competitiveness

Enhancing value propositions by utilising data to understand member needs and meet these effectively in all delivery channels. CUDA lobbies for B. Sheet evolution and leverages credit union-owned shared services for scope and cost economies.

#3 Enhance Capabilities

Growing and diversifying credit union income while improving member engagement and experience via training, digital solutions, product innovation and partnerships.

#4 Provide Leadership

CUDA’s represents its members with legislators and regulators to ensure fair treatment and enable new business opportunities. We secure competitive deals from suppliers and create a framework for collaboration and replication of best practice.

Owner Member credit unions can request a copy of CUDAs 2020-2022 strategy.


Member Led Approach, Value-Creating Solutions

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Member Owned & Led

CUDA is owned by its members, who play an active role in setting strategic priorities and running CUDA. Benefits flow directly to the credit unions and their members, not to commercial interests or shareholders.

Transparent Approach

CUDA operates with a clear vision for credit unions and a sense of purpose for its members. Our 3year strategy is supported by action plans and delivered by an experienced, committed team with a proactive approach.

Collaborative Solutions

CUDA solutions are designed with members to ensure business fit and compliance. We deliver using not-for-profit shared services, creating economies of scope, scale and replication not possible on a standalone basis.

Track Record

CUDA has an extensive track record of success delivering solutions and projects which create tangible benefits for our members. Year-on-year our member credit unions receive more business support for a lower contribution.