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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

Bumper Christmas Lottery Announced

There’s a total prize fund of £3,000 up for grabs in this December’s bumper Christmas lottery draw. The top prize will be £1,000 with an additional 8 prizes, ranging from £750 to £100. Think what a great boost to the Christmas funds that would be! All our current lottery members will be included in the… Continue Reading

Co-op Credit Union Director Speaks Out on the Demise of Wonga

  This past week has seen the demise of Wonga as it collapsed under the weight of complaints and compensation payouts relating to its activities before the FCA clamped down on its practices in 2014 with an interest rate cap and other expectations on affordability assessments. Responding to the news, Co-op Credit Union Director and… Continue Reading