Author Archives: Credit Union

Role Vacancy : Non-executive Director Co-op Credit Union – Volunteer

An opportunity to be part of an exciting co-operative business The Co-op Credit Union is a member-owned and run business providing savings and loans services to employees across the co-operative sector. It is based in an office in Angel Sq Manchester, has over 8000 members, savings under management of over £5m and provides loans totalling… Continue Reading

Christmas cut-off dates and festive opening times

With Christmas fast approaching, here’s a reminder of our opening times and cut off dates for loan applications over the Christmas and New Year period. If you’re planning on making a withdrawal from your account or thinking of applying for a loan, there’s still time – but don’t leave it too late! The quickest way… Continue Reading

December Members’ News : Important Christmas Updates

Read on for important updates on our Christmas and New Year opening times, but first: A Very Merry Christmas to all our Members! Instead of sending cards in the post this year, we’ve set up this digital Christmas card to raise vital funds for The World Association of Credit Union’s (WOCCU) Disaster Relief Fund – Project Storm… Continue Reading

Don’t send paper Christmas cards this year! Save money and help a good cause instead

Surveys show that the average UK household sends 33 Christmas cards every year. The costs of purchasing, writing and postage can easily be in excess of £50. Instead, why not send a digital Christmas Card? Quick and easy, no paper, no fuss, and with some of the money you save, you could help a good… Continue Reading

Member Update: Contacting the Office During this Busy Period

Due to exceptional demand at present, our phone lines will be available as follows- Monday 10am – 4pm Tuesday 12.30pm – 4pm Wednesday 10am – 4pm Thursday 12.30pm – 4pm Friday 10am – 4pm If you are requesting a withdrawal, you can do this via our online Member Access Area. All withdrawals requested before 3.30pm… Continue Reading

Member Offer: Discounted Tickets for Les Miserables

We have teamed up with The Co-operative Group Manchester, Retired Employees Association to offer all members of our Credit Union, their families and friends, discounted tickets to see Les Miserables at The Palace Theatre Manchester on Thursday 14th March 2019 or Thursday 28th March 2019 – 7.30pm performances. The tickets are Band A seats in… Continue Reading

How to avoid a Christmas spending hangover

With Christmas just around the corner, now’s the time to start planning your budget to avoid being stung by high-cost credit if you need a helping hand. There’s no doubt, Christmas can be a financially challenging time of year for many of us, and you may be considering some form of credit to tide you over. But whether… Continue Reading

70th International Credit Union Day – Celebrating a Platinum Anniversary

October 18th, 2018 marks the 70th anniversary of International Credit Union Day – and The Co-op Credit Union is joining thousands of credit unions all over the world in celebrating our history and success of the “People-not-Profit” philosophy. Andrew Davey, Operations Manager of The Co-op Credit Union said: “we’re proud to be part of a global… Continue Reading

Autumn Members’ News

Here’s all the latest news from The Co-op Credit Union, as we’re counting down to Christmas, celebrating our 20th Anniversary and supporting Social Enterprise UK’s ‘Social Saturday 2018’. The Countdown to Christmas is ON… With less than 9 weeks to go until Christmas, the countdown has most definitely begun. And, whilst it’s not quite time… Continue Reading

We’re Celebrating our 20th Anniversary Today!

Today marks the 20th anniversary of The Co-op Credit Union, and 20 years on, with the prospect of millions of borrowers being hit by increased interest rates, credit unions have never been more relevant. That was the message from Andrew Davey, Operations Manager of The Co-op Credit Union, as it reaches this significant anniversary. The Co-operative Family… Continue Reading