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. 

Amina Shariffi
Amina Shariffi
02/11/2021
Verified
So easy and fast when applying for a loan , everything was explained and talked though with me clearly I would definitely recommend south Manchester credit union to anyone
Martin Kavanagh
Martin Kavanagh
02/11/2021
Verified
I have been with credit union for years, it’s really simple to apply for loans and interest is very good, the staff are very polite and helpful.
David Wilson
David Wilson
02/11/2021
Verified
Fantastic and Quick response when applying for a loan excellent staff
John Ashton
John Ashton
01/11/2021
Verified
5 star professional service! Communication great!
Tracey ONeill
Tracey ONeill
01/11/2021
Verified
Fabulous! If there were 10 stars they would achieve them all!! Been a fabulous service to me from the first time I applied, then today they have enabled me to deal with a personal nightmare within 2 hours excellent service and staff ❤️
Leanne Parkinson
Leanne Parkinson
28/10/2021
Verified
Service is amazing couldn’t ask for nothing more nothing less and the staff are amazing!
Chevonne Lancett-weir
Chevonne Lancett-weir
26/10/2021
Verified
Easy and fast , brilliant customer service
Chan Gilmore
Chan Gilmore
25/10/2021
Verified
Very friendly, Surprisingly fast. Went through different options to find which was the best for me.

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.