As you might know from my previous post we are planning a big home decor job. So in preparation for this (and all the money we'll be spending) I needed to move some of my savings from my credit union account to my regular banking account.
Credit Unions are very popular here in Ireland - according to this page 75% of the Irish population are credit union members.
Anyhoo I don't go into my credit union often (if ever), instead I just have a standing order for an automatic transfer into it every month.
So I went in and first thing I saw was a sign saying that if you wanted to withdraw over €1,500 in cash you need to give 3 days notice - that's okay I didn't mind getting a draft or a cheque. However when I spoke with the girl at the counter she said I could do it by bank transfer and I'd have it in my account by Tuesday. (Compared to Friday if I got a cheque).
So all good! Three minutes later I was leaving the building all done and dusted.