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

Summer Members’ Newsletter

All the latest news from The Co-op Credit union – with details of how to get going with our online banking system, and updates to our privacy policy. Online Member Access Live Our online member access is now live. It’s a great way to put your account information at your fingertips. You can check your… Continue Reading

Steve Murrells, Co-op Group CEO, joins The Co-op Credit Union

 We’re delighted to welcome Steve Murrells, CEO of the Co-op Group as a new member to The Co-op Credit Union. Steve visited the Credit Union’s stand in Co-op’s head office in Angel Square as part of Co-operatives Fortnight, where The Co-op Credit Union team were promoting the benefits of Credit Union membership to employees…. Continue Reading

Celebrating our Co-op Difference for Co-operatives Fortnight

As Co-operatives fortnight launches today, the Co-op Credit Union is proud to be a part of it by celebrating our co-op difference.  Co-operatives Fortnight, which runs from 23 June to 7 July 2018 is a chance to celebrate the difference co-operatives make to people’s lives right around the world.  You can find out more and… Continue Reading

Tackling high cost credit : overdrafts and loans in the spotlight in FCA review

The Co-op Credit Union welcomes today’s announcement from the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) on tackling high-cost credit and giving consumers greater control over their finances.  Since our launch in 1998, we’re proud to have helped thousands of our members with affordable alternatives to the high-cost loans and overdrafts highlighted in the FCA review. It’s also… Continue Reading

We’ve had a makeover – introducing our new brand

The Co-op Credit Union has had a makeover in order to bring it in line with its partners across the Co-op movement. Since its launch in 1998, The Co-op Credit Union with its team of dedicated and enthusiastic volunteers has lent £30m to its 8000 members across a number of different cooperatives across Great Britain…. Continue Reading

Our 20th Anniversary

‘Our 20th anniversary gives us the ideal opportunity to look back on what has been achieved and to ponder what the future may hold for our credit union’ Attached is a booklet which outlines our history and recognises all those special volunteers and staff who have helped us to achieve so much over the years…. Continue Reading

David Fawell takes the helm at The Co-op Credit Union

Experienced retail banking professional David Fawell takes over as Chairperson at the Manchester-based Co-op Credit Union this week (19th March 2018). Previously, David has undertaken senior management roles across payments, credit cards and personal loans, marketing, planning, and finance at the Co-operative Bank.   The credit union celebrates its 20th birthday in 2018 and has… Continue Reading

‘£30 million lent and still relevant’: AGM Update

‘£30 million lent and still relevant’ Twenty years on and the Manchester based Co-operative Credit Union remains as relevant as ever. With the prospect of millions of borrowers being hit by increased interest rates credit unions have never been more relevant. Chairperson Chris Smith said at the annual general members meeting “We are in good… Continue Reading