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. 

Mana Fara
Mana Fara
22/03/2022
Verified
They are so helpful and very polite and I’m so satisfied with them 😃
sinead duffy
sinead duffy
22/03/2022
Verified
Very helpful, polite and professional Aimee really made me feel comfortable and answered all my questions I am very happy with the service I received☺️
Neil Martin
Neil Martin
18/03/2022
Verified
Great service from SMCU and Harry in particular: really felt treated like a person rather than just a number on a computer screen. It feels like the sort of service you used to get in banks years ago. 10/10 would recommend and look forward to dealing with them again.
ERROL TUCKER
ERROL TUCKER
18/03/2022
Verified
Very satisfied with the service i received an would recommend to my friends an family 😊
claire east
claire east
14/03/2022
Verified
SMC are amazing and have helped me out so many times. They really care about their customers and I always know that they are there when times are hard. SMC are always so easy to deal with, they are fab communicators and really make you feel like your valued. Thank you for all your help over the last 6 years 🙂
Sepiso Akafekwa
Sepiso Akafekwa
08/03/2022
Verified
Needed a car loan.They were thorough with their assessments and quick and efficient. Happy with service and they processed everything ahead of the guided timeliness.
Fidelma Clerkin
Fidelma Clerkin
08/03/2022
Verified
Amazing staff!!! Nothing is to much for them they r so helpful all the time.
Neil Highley
Neil Highley
04/03/2022
Verified
A very efficient service. Staff professional and friendly. I would certainly recommend South Manchester Credit Union

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.