Get your finances back on track this January

New year, new lockdown – it feels for many of us that the Covid-19 pandemic might never end, and the hangover from Christmas this January is likely to be worse than usual this year as a result. But, like the vaccine rollout programme that provides that glimmer of hope that things might return to normal… Continue Reading

Members AGM Notice – Join us online on January 21st, 2021

This year The Co-op Credit Union will be holding a virtual Annual General Meeting (AGM) for members due to the ongoing restrictions we are all living under as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. Though it will be a shame not to see many of you in person, we hope that an online event will… Continue Reading

Christmas and New Year Opening Hours

We’ll be closed for the Christmas break from 24th December, reopening on 4th January 2021. However, you can still manage your account and make withdrawals* using Online Member Access during this time. *Please note: withdrawals will be processed during the Christmas period on normal working days only. If you’ve not yet registered for Online Member Access,… Continue Reading

Make saving for next Christmas your New Year’s resolution

The Co-op Credit Union, like many of our peers in the credit union world, has its busiest time of the year every October and November as many of our members apply for loans to cover the cost of Christmas. This is a core part of what we do as a credit union – reducing the… Continue Reading

We’re recruiting : Finance, Banking & Credit Manager

The Co-op Credit Union is a saving and loans co-operative, regulated by the Bank of England and the Financial Conduct Authority. We provide our services to those working in the co-operative sector, members of various co-operative businesses and the members of the trade union USDAW. We are a member-owned, values-driven business which seeks to support… Continue Reading

It’s time to talk about money – and we’re all ears

9th-13th November is Talk Money Week, an annual campaign organised by The Money & Pensions Service which is part of a national effort to raise awareness of financial matters and help people to build their financial wellbeing. Did you know? 47% of British people don’t feel confident making financial decisions?  What about the fact that… Continue Reading

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