Author Archives: Credit Union

Supporting our colleagues as part of a global financial community

Thursday 15 October 2020 is International Credit Union Day.  A day that has been celebrated each October since 1948.  And this year’s theme, Inspiring Hope for a Global Community, couldn’t be more fitting in a time of fear and uncertainty. For us at The Co-op Credit Union, it has been a year of highs and… Continue Reading

Take control of your finances this Christmas

The countdown to Christmas is now on, and this year the urge to splurge will be hard to resist after a year of hardship and isolation from friends and family. In a YouGov survey commissioned by the national debt charity Money Advice Trust in 2017, 55% of respondents said that they had not saved up… Continue Reading

How to avoid a Christmas spending hangover

Yes, it’s that time of year again – the decorations and mince pies are appearing in shops – and it still feels far too soon to be thinking about Christmas! However, it’s a good reminder that now’s the best time to start planning your budget to avoid being stung by high-cost credit if you do need a… Continue Reading

Green your home with a grant and a loan – supporting the Green Homes Grant scheme

In his Emergency Covid Budget, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, announced a new scheme to support people to make their homes more energy-efficient and to boost the ailing construction industry in one fell swoop: the Green Homes Grant. Under the scheme, which launched at the start of October, a typical homeowner in England*… Continue Reading

We’re Recruiting – Member Services Officer

The Co-op Credit Union, based at The Coop’s H.Q. at Angel Square in central Manchester, is looking for a Member Services Officer to join the team to cover maternity leave for 12 months. This is an exciting time to join The Co-op Credit Union as it pushes ahead with a growth and innovation agenda.  While… Continue Reading

Building our future around you, our members

We hope you’ve noticed that the last 6 months have been a period of positive change for the credit union.  We’ve introduced the new Family Loan product, we launched the Nivo secure messaging app and we’re communicating with you, our members, more than ever. It’s an exciting time for us as we look to grow… Continue Reading

Whatever the weather, we’re here for you this summer

For so many reasons 2020 so far has been a year to forget. The coronavirus pandemic and the lockdown have turned our lives upside down and many thousands of families have suffered the tragic loss of a loved one. The team here at The Co-op Credit Union has not been unaffected, and we are so… Continue Reading

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 at the Coop’s headquarters at 1 Angel Square, Manchester, has nearly 9,000 members, savings under management of over £5 million and… Continue Reading

Is now the time to consolidate?

The pandemic crisis and lockdown have turned our lives upside down.  Everything from our health and wellbeing to those everyday things like the morning commute has suddenly become uncertain and anxiety-inducing. But here at The Co-op Credit Union, we try to stay positive and look for the opportunities that these unprecedented times present to us. … Continue Reading

5 top tips to build a credit profile that wins

What is our credit profile and why is it important? We live in a digital world and with the onset of the Coronavirus lockdown, our digital footprints are bigger than ever as we access more and more products and services online from home. Our digital identities and the potential for our lives to be monitored,… Continue Reading