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Emma’s Story: Christmas Savings

Opening up a Christmas savings account is easy with the Co-Op Credit Union Last year more than 2,500 members used the credit union to help with Christmas finances. In November and December combined there were over 2,700 withdrawals from the credit union and 660 loans issued. In March, the credit union launched a specific Christmas… Continue Reading

Andrew’s Story: University Fund

Saving for Student Funding doesn’t have to be tough Earlier this year the Co-operative Credit Union announced a series of savings accounts to help members save for specific life time occasions. The University Fund was introduced to assist members who are considering a long term saving option specifically for a child or grandchild who may… Continue Reading

Jim’s story: how the Credit Union helped me get out of debt

Co-op- employee Jim had got into financial difficulties and so found it impossible to save for Christmas with his bank due to his other commitments. A debt consolidation loan from the Credit Union helped  him get far more than a savings account as he explains: “After a difficult separation from the mother of my children,… Continue Reading

Helping You On Your Holidays

Planning your summer holiday or worried about your spending money? The great British summer officially starts in two weeks and schools begin their annual summer break in around six weeks.  We see increasing numbers of new members coming to us to escape the clutches of high cost payday and doorstep lenders who are often being… Continue Reading

Should credit card advertisements look like this?

We are seeing increasing numbers of requests for consolidating high cost credit cards and store cards often carrying APR’s in excess of 30%. Credit card debt can be dangerous and often result in payments of hundreds of pounds per month and balances only ever reducing fractionally, with the temptation to reuse the credit facility when… Continue Reading

Reduce your energy costs

We continue to work with our good friends Co-operative Energy offering comparisons for your gas and electric bills. In the 3 years we have worked together we have saved members over £10,000 on their energy bills. This offer is not just available for Co-operative Credit Union members, please share with your friends and family to… Continue Reading

Newsletter (Spring 2017)

Great News for Members with borrowing requirements New Savings Products, Paypoint Technology Enhancements And much more, View Our Spring Newsletter

Our Recent Annual General Meeting for the year 2015 – 2016

Chairman Chris Smith says, “A big thank you to those members who were able to attend our AGM on Wednesday 25 th January 2017”. He added that “The board recommended a dividend of 1% and this was unanimously agreed by the members present. This cash will be in members credit union accounts on Monday 30… Continue Reading

Blue Monday

16th January 2017 is Blue Monday, One of the most challenging days of the year when a lot of credit and store cards bills arrive following the festive period. Many of these cards carry challenging APR’s so for 16 days from 16th of January, regardless of your share balance, we are offering a fixed rate… Continue Reading

The Co-operative Credit Union AGM 2017

The Co-operative Credit Union AGM will be held on Wednesday 25th January 2017 in the Annexe to the Auditorium, Lower Ground Floor, Angel Square, Manchester at 1.15pm. Light refreshments from 1pm. Please go to the main reception of Angel Square where a member of our team will be ready to greet you. If you plan… Continue Reading