Stuff you should know about: saving money

This week (8-12th November) is Talk Money Week – a national campaign led by the Money & Pensions Service to get us all talking about money.  Here at The Co-op Credit Union we’ve taken up the challenge by launching our very own podcast series: Stuff you should know about money.   You can listen here – and… Continue Reading

Let’s talk money – in our new podcast series

This week (8-12th November) is Talk Money Week – a national campaign led by the Money & Pensions Service to get us all talking about money.   Here at The Co-op Credit Union we’ve taken up the challenge by launching our very own podcast series: Stuff you should know about money.   You can listen here – and… Continue Reading

Credit unions – minding your mental health the world over

On the third Thursday in October every year since 1948, the credit union world comes together to celebrate International Credit Union Day.  It’s a day to reflect on the core values and purpose of credit unions and our difference as organisations.  Each year the World Council of Credit Unions sets a theme for the global celebrations… Continue Reading

Supporting co-operators during Covid

Here at The Co-op Credit Union, we care about being there for co-op colleagues and members and helping you get the most out of your finances. In the last year, we’ve all heard so much about the impact of the pandemic on society all around the world.  But one thing we haven’t heard enough about… Continue Reading

Take part in our member survey

As a credit union we are here to help our members each and every day.  We don’t have any other reason to exist.  But this year, 23 years after we were founded, and after the strangest year most of us can remember, we thought it was a good time to reflect on how we help…. Continue Reading

Saving you money & helping you save

Recently we’ve been calculating the positive impact our savings and loans services have on your pocket.  We thought you might be interested to know what we found. The credit union’s affordable loan products save our members money on interest compared with the same amount borrowed elsewhere. Our average loan is £1,000 borrowed over 12 months…. Continue Reading

We’re backing #ShopKind

We know that it’s been a tough year for many of our members working as key workers keeping us in essential groceries, supporting bereaved families and keeping us connected. The last thing you need is to receive abuse or violence at work. Yet sadly, in the last year 40,000 shopworkers were victims of violence, according to… Continue Reading

Loan sharks – know the warning signs

Loan sharks are unregulated, often give cash loans without any paperwork and charge extortionate interest rates. They may offer what appears to be a quick-fix small loan, but in the long term, any money borrowed will come at a very high price and may lead to violence, threats and intimidation. Anyone could be at risk… Continue Reading

Helping you cope with Covid

Last month we asked members to respond to a short survey all about how the pandemic has affected you and how the credit union might have helped you through.  A whopping 841 of you responded and we really appreciate you taking the time to do so – there are lots of interesting things to learn… Continue Reading

Win Superfast Broadband with The Phone Co-op

We’re delighted to announce a new partnership with The Phone Co-op, the UK’s only co-operative telecoms supplier. The Phone Co-op is part of The Midcounties Co-operative – one of our longest standing partners where many of our valued members work. With working from home becoming the new norm, choosing your broadband provider has never been… Continue Reading