Irish Credit Unions, including Link Credit Union, operating under the currentaccount.ie brand have seen off stiff international competition to land the coveted New Credit Union Services Organisation (CUSO) of the Year award for 2021 at the NACUSO 2021 Network Conference held in Las Vegas.
Owned by 50 of the most forward-thinking credit unions in the country, currentaccount.ie has gone from strength to strength since it launched in 2019.
Its availability in 150 Credit Union branches across the country, market leading service offering, and superior customer service were enough to see it win out against its much larger American counterparts.
It is the first time that any CUSO outside of the U.S. has been recognised with this award and it is a testament to the collaborative efforts of the credit unions involved.
Speaking at the announcement of the award, Jack M Antonini, President & CEO, NACUSO said:
‘NACUSO’s core purpose is to be the catalyst for instituting collaboration, innovation, and the reinvention of the Credit Union industry. We had a very compelling group of nominees this year but currentaccount.ie’s pioneering work on the collaborative model in Ireland, helping your credit union partners to offer expanded services, consistent value to your credit union partners and growing impact separated it from the others’.
Seamus Newcombe, CEO of currentaccount.ie said:
‘Credit Unions in Ireland have recognised that collaboration is the only way the credit union movement, as we know it, will thrive in the new digital age. We are very proud to be awarded the title of New CUSO of the Year, and we appreciate NACUSO’s continued efforts to help transform the credit union industry. With the current upheaval in the Irish banking landscape, this award will come as a timely reminder to account holders looking to switch that, through the currentaccount.ie brand, Credit Unions now offer a market leading current account service’.