Who we are

A little about us

We are a community based credit union that provides saving accounts and loans to the people of South Manchester. We continuously look to support people’s finances and make a positive difference to their lives.

We are a responsible lender

Our credit union aims to promote responsible lending and borrowing. We look at loan applications with care and support our borrowers if they get into financial difficulties. Our mission is to support our community and we see it as a privilege to do so.

Friendly
Supportive
Lifesaver

We surveyed our members to see how they would describe their credit union. The top 3 words were friendly, supportive, lifesaver. These three positive words describe us well and set a standard for us to live by. 

Anita Kaur
Anita Kaur
13/05/2022
Verified
Friendly and helpful service. They have the clients best interests at the forefront to ensure no unnecessary financial pressure is put on the client. Highly recommended.
Paulette Jones
Paulette Jones
12/05/2022
Verified
South Manchester Credit Union are great, every interaction with them is so friendly and the customer service great. Wether it be a general enquiry or loan application your always greeted and treated like a person and not just a number. They are very fair and don’t judge you from your past credit mistakes. Highly recommended
Leah McKnight
Leah McKnight
10/05/2022
Verified
Excellent service, very fast at getting back to you with any enquires! Very friendly& reliable, would recommend to family and friends.
Michelle
Michelle
09/05/2022
Verified
I’ve been with SMCU for a very long time they are extremely helpful the staff are lovely and I would 1000% recommend that you join.
Kayleigh Leonard
Kayleigh Leonard
06/05/2022
Verified
Excellent Service, Amiee was very informative and helpful. I would definitely recommend
S Hall
S Hall
06/05/2022
Verified
Friendly efficient customer care. Aimee was very kind and thorough. Would definitely recommend SMCU for both loans and saving. Thank you for your excellent service
Sandra Bouzidi
Sandra Bouzidi
06/05/2022
Verified
An excellent service at discretion! A super fast way with the right guidance and offer made available to me in only 2 days. I highly recommend this service. The South Manchester Credit Union have lifted a ton off my chest.
anthony cowen
anthony cowen
05/05/2022
Verified
The team have always been a great help , this occasion in particular Harry went above and beyond and really worked so hard to help me , can’t thank you enough.
Karen Anderson
Karen Anderson
29/04/2022
Verified
Very friendly and professional staff.young man coudnt help me enough going beyond, thank for a wonderful service
Lorraine Crawford
Lorraine Crawford
29/04/2022
Verified
I’ve just become a new member, i was treated professionally, staff was lovlely, and I’m very 😊

Meet the team

Aimee

Believe in your future self!

Andrea

Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile
- Albert Einstein

Ed

I just want to be loved

Ginka

Everything you can imagine is real
- Pablo Picasso

Qasim

There is a difference between giving up and knowing when you’ve had enough

Raqeeb

The harder you work for something, the greater you'll feel when you achieve it

Ryan

Please like our Facebook posts - it makes me look good

Sandra

Don't doubt yourself, work hard and make it happen

Sheenagh

Don’t be afraid. Be focused. Be determined. Be hopeful. Be empowered
- Michelle Obama

Tricia

The longest journey starts with a single step

Trish

Mine's a double comfort and lemonade

Meet the board

Mike Connolly

Chair

I draw confidence from our members, staff, and volunteers. I am delighted to be involved in South Manchester Credit Union.

Jeremy Engineer

Vice Chair

Coming soon!

Jean Johnston

Secretary

We want more people to see the brilliance of credit unions, making community finance work. Spread the word.

Roland Fox

Treasurer

Coming soon!

Kay Sharkey

Director

We provide a vital service in helping people to access loans, develop saving habits, and benefit from financial support

Paul Murphy

Director

I am very proud to have played my role in development and success of South Manchester Credit Union

Martin Logan

Director

I was born in Dublin and came to Manchester in 1975 with the help of a credit union loan

Carlton Rose

Director

I want to be a part of the fight against unscrupulous lenders

Philip Jaeschke

Director

I really enjoy the sense of community spirit that comes with being a part of the credit union

Nick Money

Director

My day job entails researching credit unions and providing advice and training, so I can bring considerable relevant knowledge and experience.