More than half of Brits admit their finances are leading to poor mental health

As part of Mental Health Awareness Week, we want to raise awareness of the link between financial wellbeing and mental wellbeing – and what can be done to support anyone going through difficulties with these. Hayley Millhouse from our partner OpenMoney takes a look at some of the issues in this month’s guest blog, sharing some top… Continue Reading

May’s Facebook Prize Draw

As a thank you to all our members who follow us on Facebook, we’re running a monthly giveaway with the chance to win prizes. Last month’s lucky member was Lisa Paton from Coventry who won a £25 voucher to spend on Co-op BBQ goodies, just in time for the long Bank Holiday weekend! This month,… Continue Reading

Guest Q&A : Money, Debt and Mental Health

In Mental Health Awareness week, we had a chat to Vanessa Northam from Debt Charity, StepChange to find out more about the link with money and mental health, and get some advice for anyone struggling with worries around debt. How are money and mental health linked? In 2021, 39% of new StepChange clients had a… Continue Reading

April’s Facebook Prize Draw

Last month we introduced our new monthly Facebook prize draw. The lucky member was Tim Elliot from Plymouth who scooped £25 to spend on Co-op Easter goodies! This month, we’ve got another £25 in Co-op vouchers up for grabs – perfect for stocking up on Bank Holiday BBQ essentials. To win, just make sure you like our… Continue Reading

Co-operating with co-ops to support financial wellbeing

On 12th March, we were proud to attend the Co-ops Retail Conference in Crewe as exhibitors.  This is the first time we’ve supported the event in this way and we were really pleased with the warm welcome we received from delegates and fellow exhibitors alike.  As a credit union – The Co-op Credit Union, no less… Continue Reading

New: join in with our monthly member Facebook giveaway

We’re introducing a new and exciting giveaway each month as a little way of saying thank you to our members. This month, we’ve got £25 in Co-op vouchers up for grabs, just in time to get some extra treats in for Easter. How would you spend it? blow it on 🍫? or treat a friend 💐? It’s up to you! To… Continue Reading

The Energy Price Cap Rise – here’s what you need to know

Guest Blog by Hayley MillhouseManaging Director, OpenMoney – partnering with The Co-op Credit Union By now, with how much it’s been discussed in the news the past few months, we’re pretty sure most of you will have heard about the energy price cap. But in case you’re not quite sure what it is, the price… Continue Reading

Reporting Back on our 2022 Virtual AGM

It was great to have so many of our members join us online last week (26th January) for our Virtual Annual General Meeting. It’s the second year now that it’s been held online-only, and although it was a shame to not be able to see everyone in person again, one benefit of the online format… Continue Reading

4 top tips for a January financial boost

If you’re navigating your way through a Christmas spending hangover this month, you’re not alone. January can be a very challenging month with the extra costs of Christmas starting to bite just as the credit card bills start arriving at the end of the month, but the good news is we’re here to help. Here’s… Continue Reading

Members AGM Notice – Join us online on January 26th, 2022

Members are invited to join us for our Annual General Meeting (AGM), which will be held online again this year, following the success of our first virtual AGM last year. The AGM will take place from 12 – 2pm on Wednesday 26th January 2022. To register for the event please follow the link below and… Continue Reading