Benefits of saving at a young age

  • Allows you to save for things you really want such as a bicycle, CD, sports gear, computer etc
  • You can buy things with your own money
  • See your money grow with you by earning annual interest
  • Invest in your own future through a good track record of saving

How to open an Ellie Account

When opening an account, you must be present with your parent/guardian.

  • Your birth cert (you would have got one of these when you were a baby) or a passport (you would use this on your holidays). Your Parent or Guardian will have to bring their photo ID too.
  • Your address: e.g. ESB or phone bill in your parents or guardians name.
  • Proof of P.P.S. number – you got this number, which is unique to you when you were born. Your parents or guardian will have a record of this special number.

Ellie Newborn Account: Receive €20 with our compliments.

*Terms and conditions apply: To avail of this incentive, you cannot withdraw the €20 credited to the newborn account for a period of 12 months from the date you opened the account. A newborn account can be opened for a child of 12 months of less.


Ellie in schools

Ellie in Schools

Ellie’s Saving Makes Cents Club

Save with Ellie in your School – Would you like your School to be part of our Ellie’s Saving Club? Call Siobhan on 066 712 2373 (ext 206) or email siobhan.donnelly@caracreditunion.ie.  Each school will receive a visit from Ellie and every child that is an active saver will receive an Ellie gift.

Secondary Schools Credit Unions

We love working with our local schools and have a special educational tool called   Clued-In, which gives student life skills on Money Matters. If you would like us to talk to  your local school or youth group please call Siobhan on 066 712 2373 (ext 206) or email siobhan.donnelly@caracreditunion.ie .

Youth Events

Each year we host a number of  Youth Events, click here to read more:

  • Scoil Mhuire Killorglin
  • D51_0149
  • D51_0100
  • National Final - Spa National School Under 13's
  • National Final- gael Scoil Mhic Easmainn