Category Archives: Latest News

Member stories : “The hidden benefit I love to shout about”

By Caroline Sellers, Assistant Secretary at Co-op Group and Co-op Credit Union Member I’m a bit of a fan of credit unions and I encourage everyone to join, particularly new colleagues who might not be aware of the services they offer. I always say it’s like a kind of hidden benefit, helping you spread costs… Continue Reading

Co-op Credit Union Team visit Romania for Learning Exchange

Representatives of The Co-op Credit Union recently took part in a learning exchange with Romanian credit unions in Bucharest as part of an Erasmus-sponsored programme. Chris Smith, David Fawell and Matthew Watkins from our team joined staff and board directors from 14 credit unions, the Association of British Credit Unions (ABCUL) and Liverpool John Moores… Continue Reading

We’re Recruiting: Chief Executive Officer

We are recruiting for a Chief Executive Officer for The Co-op Credit Union Salary: £45k-£55k The Co-op Credit Union serves members working in co-operative organisations across the UK. It has over 8,500 members and assets of over £5m and is based in Manchester. It is regulated by the PRA and FCA and is a member… Continue Reading

We’re hiring! – Member Services Officer vacancy, full or part-time role

A position has arisen to join our busy Manchester based office team as a Member Services Officer on either a full or part-time basis. We’re looking for a motivated, hard-working individual for a minimum of 3 days per week, Wednesday – Friday with up to full-time hours available. The contract is initially 6 months, salary… Continue Reading

Are YOU in the picture about Credit Union Membership?

Did you know that Co-op employees and members from a wide range of co-ops and co-op societies can join The Co-op Credit Union? Our members benefit from affordable loans and savings, taken directly from payroll. We’ve been helping our members’ money go further for over 20 years – from summer loans for holidays and half-term… Continue Reading

Stay ahead of your finances with our free budget calculator

Do you know how much disposable income you have every month? How much you’re really  spending on your household bills and essential outgoings? Or how much you could afford to put aside in savings? Take a quick test with our free online budget calculator– and the results might just surprise you. It only takes a few… Continue Reading

Spring Members’ Newsletter

Spring is in full swing here at the Co-op Credit Union office… …the daffodils are out, the sun is shining and members are getting in touch about spring loans for Easter holidays and home improvements. Don’t forget, the team are always on hand during office hours to help with questions or enquiries by phone and… Continue Reading

Loans to put a spring in your step

Spring is here at last – and here at the Credit Union, we’re busy helping members with spring loans to make the most of the new season ahead. From an Easter break to a bank holiday DIY project, what could an affordable loan from the Credit Union help you with this spring? Apply today and… Continue Reading

1% dividend payment approved – highlights from our AGM

Following approval at our AGM on 19th February 2019, we’re pleased to once again announce a member dividend payment at 1%. The dividend payment has now been posted to all eligible members accounts. You can check your account balance and dividend payment on our online member access area at: – If you have not yet… Continue Reading

Credit union stalwart receives top award

A stalwart of The Co-op Credit Union, Ken Jackson, received recognition at yesterday’s annual general meeting in Manchester. Ken was presented with the annual ‘Graham Southall Award’ for his support and volunteering for the credit union. The award, in its 4th year, is presented by Lifetime President Graham Southall in recognition of an outstanding contribution… Continue Reading