Who we are

A little about us

In short, 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. 

Maxine Gough
Maxine Gough
22/04/2021
Verified
Quick seamless service. Quick to respond and support you through out the process especially as a new member… u feel like u have a clearer financial pathway. They genuinely listen and want to help you through the process. The use of the digital app to send and sign documents, upload, correspond with customers and update them is a welcome development. If u get stuck at any point just message them on the platform… someone will help u conclude the process
Bradley Lloyd
Bradley Lloyd
16/04/2021
Verified
Quick and easy application great customer service very helpful and guidance through the whole process
Jade Pennington
Jade Pennington
14/04/2021
Verified
Excellent service – used both the saver loan service and open savings. Easy to keep up to date with savings and also in with a chance to win money. Have now got enough money for a new car! Will defo be back next month saving x
nigel robertson
nigel robertson
09/04/2021
Verified
Been with credit union for a very long time. They are so understanding. And its a great place to save .
catalin berariu
catalin berariu
09/04/2021
Verified
Amazing services, I would definitely recommend.

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.