We have recently assisted a credit union where a PCF was unable to continue in their role and was seeking assistance with the appropriate steps to follow. We thought it might be helpful to share some information on it with you. In this regard kindly see attached templates and info below on F&P.
As previously reported, we are part of a stakeholder group, chaired by the Dept. of Finance and meeting weekly. This is a quick email is to keep you updated on a number of representation issues and topics in discussion following the Government’s decision to allocate credit unions as essential retail outlets, and resulting in credit union staff being deemed essential workers to travel to and from the workplace.
We are aware that traditional marketing, focusing exclusively on lending may not be appropriate over the coming weeks, however, many credit unions are receiving an excellent response by pivoting to campaigns highlighting Credit Union services during the crises and praising the efforts of members, the credit union staff and other front-line workers.
As there are likely to be requests for credit facilities and to facilitate remote service provision, we have developed a standardised online loan application form for you to use over the coming weeks while the emergency measures are in effect.
Many thanks to all who joined the conference call this afternoon where Peter Mitchell, Business Talk, provided us with helpful advice, best practices and tips. Peter spoke of having key messages, express understanding, important factors around crisis communications, what to do next, how to deal with worries and threats, and finally how to perform in a local Radio Interview. The following is a summary of the points covered by Peter:
Following the Taoiseach’s announcement this afternoon, please click here to see the list of essential retail outlets.
As you are aware there has been considerable discussion on the status of Credit unions, we can now confirm we are considered an essential retail outlets, which must implement social distancing measures.
We will update you when further information is available as to how this gets implemented.
Regards for now, Kevin