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ICS joins forces with First Tech Credit Union - Join today!

Given the ICS’ mission to support IT professionals we are partnering with First Tech to help members take advantage of the free financial advice and preferential loans for IT workers.

First Tech Credit Union is Ireland's only credit union dedicated to the information, communication and technology sector.

Being an ICS member entitles you to membership of First Tech Credit Union the credit union for the IT profession.

Become a First Tech Credit Union member online today.


Becoming a member of First Tech Credit Union couldn't be easier for ICS members. 

Use the secure online form and verification app, you can become a member in under 5 minutes by completing this Online Form.

ICS members should choose 'I work in the common bond' and then Irish Computer Society as Affinity Name as proof of your affiliation to sector. Please remember to use the same email that you use for ICS membership so we can confirm your eligibility to FTCU.


At the end of this form you will be prompted to download the ID Pal app.

For this you will need to do the following:

  • Have your proof of ID such as a Passport or Driving Licence
  • Have a proof of address such as a utility bill or bank statement


You will then be prompted to take a picture of yourself. Our app will compare your picture with your ID and verify instantly.


Ensure all your details are correct, hit submit and that's it, a member of the credit union will be in touch with you in the coming days.

Benefits to members


Being an ICS member entitles you to membership of First Tech Credit Union the credit union for the IT profession because by being a verified IT pro you can already prove that you meet the terms of membership .

With an increasing membership of over 15,500 nationwide and assets of in excess of €220 million (y/e 30/9/19), First Tech Credit Union has provided expert financial services to the ICT industry for over 60 years.

First Tech offers free financial advice and is dedicated to helping and advising IT pro’s improve their financial wellness. Loan rates are designed to suit member’s individual needs.

  • Fast track applications for ICS members
  • Loan-to-learn deals available
  • Free online 24/7 account access
  • Low interest loans rates
  • Refinancing of loans at competitive rates
  • Secure mobile app to view balances and transactions
  • Quality member service - No chatbots! – Staffed locally and in person online, by phone or at their Dublin 2 premises
  • No transaction fees on Share or Deposit account
  • Convenient payroll deduction option available
  • Budget account service to help manage monthly outgoings
  • Savings may attract dividend
  • Death benefit, life savings and loan protection insurance
  • Family members can join too!
  • Foreign Exchange Click & Collect Service

Opening Hours - Free online 24/7 account access via FTCU members area or through our mobile app. FTCU branch support available at 55 Dawson Street, Dublin 2.

* Any paid members of ICS, itSMF Ireland, Iasa Ireland, the Blockchain Professionals Ireland, the Association of Data Protection Officers, the Business Analysts Association of Ireland or the Health Informatics Society of Ireland


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