Category Archives: Latest News

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 commences at the end of September, a typical homeowner in England*… Continue Reading

We’re Recruiting – Member Services Officer

The Co-op Credit Union, based at The Coop’s H.Q. at Angel Square in central Manchester, is looking for a Member Services Officer to join the team to cover maternity leave for 12 months. This is an exciting time to join The Co-op Credit Union as it pushes ahead with a growth and innovation agenda.  While… Continue Reading

Building our future around you, our members

We hope you’ve noticed that the last 6 months have been a period of positive change for the credit union.  We’ve introduced the new Family Loan product, we launched the Nivo secure messaging app and we’re communicating with you, our members, more than ever. It’s an exciting time for us as we look to grow… Continue Reading

Whatever the weather, we’re here for you this summer

For so many reasons 2020 so far has been a year to forget. The coronavirus pandemic and the lockdown have turned our lives upside down and many thousands of families have suffered the tragic loss of a loved one. The team here at The Co-op Credit Union has not been unaffected, and we are so… Continue Reading

Role Vacancy : Non-Executive Director Co-op Credit Union (Volunteer)

An opportunity to be part of an exciting co-operative business The Co-op Credit Union is a member-owned and run business, providing savings and loans services to employees across the co-operative sector. It is based at the Coop’s headquarters at 1 Angel Square, Manchester, has nearly 9,000 members, savings under management of over £5 million and… Continue Reading

Is now the time to consolidate?

The pandemic crisis and lockdown have turned our lives upside down.  Everything from our health and wellbeing to those everyday things like the morning commute has suddenly become uncertain and anxiety-inducing. But here at The Co-op Credit Union, we try to stay positive and look for the opportunities that these unprecedented times present to us. … Continue Reading

5 top tips to build a credit profile that wins

What is our credit profile and why is it important? We live in a digital world and with the onset of the Coronavirus lockdown, our digital footprints are bigger than ever as we access more and more products and services online from home. Our digital identities and the potential for our lives to be monitored,… Continue Reading

We’re here to help – an update on our services

In this update, there’s some useful information on keeping your finances in good shape during these difficult times. We also have an opportunity to join our team as a Finance, Banking and Credit Manager. Plus, please make a note of our updated contact details – the team are working remotely and are still very much on hand to help with… Continue Reading

We’re recruiting: Finance, Banking & Credit Manager

We’re looking for a motivated and multi-skilled Finance, Banking & Credit Manager to join our management team to help shape and drive forward our growth strategy. We’re an ambitious mid-sized credit union on an exciting growth journey under the leadership of a new Chief Executive appointed in January 2020. We primarily service the co-operative retail… Continue Reading