Fine Gael TD for Kildare South Martin Heydon, has today (Friday) confirmed that Naas Credit Union are seeking a premises to open a Credit Union office in Newbridge following the extension of the Common Bond Area last February and based on the number of new members they have received from the Newbridge area.


“Naas Credit Union have confirmed to me that a significant number of people from the old Newbridge common bond area have engaged with Naas Credit Union and, to date, over 1,100 new members have joined up and are now doing business with them.


“Encouraged by these numbers in what is a relatively short period of time, Naas Credit Union now intend to open an office in Newbridge as soon as suitable premises can be located and appropriately fitted out for their needs. This new office will help to optimise the services they can provide to members in this important community.

“After a very difficult few years for Newbridge residents and businesses with the loss of their Credit Union this is a vital development for the town and surrounding areas. Having worked initially to protect member’s savings, my next goal was always to see a return of Credit Union services in the town again.

“I am confident that this is now in sight and I have offered my full assistance and support to Naas Credit Union Chairman Peter Fullam and his team at Naas as they seek suitable premises in Newbridge. Peter has confirmed that the task of seeking premises is now underway and further updates will be provided as additional progress is made.