Time to think about your finances?

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has turned every aspect of our lives upside down and it can be more than a little disorientating.   Being shut up indoors, strongly advised to avoid friends and family and with every imaginable outlet for family entertainment closed, many households are wondering how they will make it through the looming months… Continue Reading

Accessing our services during the coronavirus pandemic

We are living through truly extraordinary times with the coronavirus pandemic disrupting all aspects of our lives, none more so than those suffering the effects directly in their families. Like you, The Co-op Credit Union has had to make some significant changes to how we operate in order to be able to continue to support… Continue Reading

Spring clean your finances – and get saving!

Spring is traditionally the time for new beginnings –and it’s a great time to give your finances a fresh start too. Give our spring money-saving tips a go and see how much you could save. And, when you’re done, why not stash the savings in your credit union savings account and start building up a… Continue Reading

When something sounds too good to be true…

Turn on the TV or shop online at many popular retailers and you are likely to be offered buy-now, pay-later deals made possible by the likes of Klarna, Clear Pay and Laybuy. These inviting payment options allow you to get your hands on that must-have item while paying for it some time down the line…. Continue Reading

1% dividend approved – and other highlights from our AGM

We’re once again pleased to announce a member dividend payment at 1%, following approval at our AGM on Friday 14th February. 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: https://secure.co-operativecreditunion.coop/ Not yet registered for online access to your… Continue Reading

Announcing the winners of this years Graham Southall Award

The Graham Southall Award annually recognises co-operative achievement, and efforts, by volunteers or supporters of The Co-op Credit Union.  This year’s award was particularly poignant following Graham’s sudden death back in October. Graham was the founding secretary of The Co-op Credit Union, back in 1998, and became the credit union’s first Lifetime President. History will… Continue Reading

The Co-op Credit Union celebrates another successful year by welcoming new Chief Executive 

2018/19 results see surplus double 1% dividend to be paid to all members Ambitious plan for growth with new Chief Executive, Matt Bland The Co-op Credit Union has celebrated another successful year by welcoming a new Chief Executive with ambitious plans to grow the credit union. Matt Bland’s appointment was announced at The Co-op Credit… Continue Reading

Rising bank overdraft charges – what you need to know

If you’re one of the millions of bank customers with an arranged overdraft, you should by now be aware that you’ll soon be paying an equivalent APR interest rate of around 40% to dip into it. These changes follow a review by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) into how charging for overdrafts work – all… Continue Reading

Notice of AGM: Friday 14th February

All members are invited to attend The Annual General Meeting of The Co-op Credit Union: Date: Friday 14th February 2020 Location: The Auditorium Annexe, 1 Angel Square, Manchester  M60 0AG Time: 12:00 – 1.30pm. Light lunch refreshments will be available from 12 o’clock. If you are planning to attend, an RSVP would be appreciated to… Continue Reading

Office closed for staff training : Friday 24th January

Please note that the Credit Union office will be closed for staff training on Friday 24th January 2020. However, should you require access to your account during this time, online member access will be available. Online withdrawals via Member Access will be processed as normal on Friday 24th January at 3.30 pm with funds crediting… Continue Reading