In 1971, a study group was set up to study the principles of Credit Union and to discuss the rules.
In 1973, the credit union began operating with a small number of members. The principles of co-operation and self-help, with a view to helping families and individuals in the Larne area to improve their quality of life, were the motivating factors in the setting up of Larne Credit Union .
Premises were rented in Main Street, Larne before moving to Dunluce Street and then back to Main Street again. 1979 they purchased a small house in Circular Road, Larne and used it as the office. The following year they purchased an adjoining house and these two houses were knocked into one and rebuilt, mostly by voluntary labour.
As business developed the need for larger premises was obvious. The year 2000 established a branch office in Carnlough, in rented premises. Five years later Mrs Arlene Clements was appointed as Office Manager of Larne Credit Union Limited. 2006 A site was purchased in Carnlough for a new sub office. Mr Uel Adair President of the Irish League of Credit Unions, officially opened the new sub office in 2007.
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