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

The Purpose Project: we’d love YOU to get involved

Here at The Co-op Credit Union, we’re at the beginning of an exciting new phase in our history and one we hope will see us supporting many more members within only a few years. This presents us with a chance to really think imaginatively about how we go beyond our core savings and loans services… Continue Reading

Reporting back on our Virtual Annual General Meeting

It was fantastic to have so many members at our Virtual AGM last week – thanks to all of you who joined us from kitchens, living rooms, spare bedrooms and dining tables all around the country (just like our office team pictured on the image above!). It may have been our first virtual AGM, but we hope… Continue Reading

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