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. 

Cath Dell
Cath Dell
03/06/2021
Verified
I’ve been a member for 11 years now and they are very fast at responding to enquiries, helpful and very accommodating. In the 11 years I have never experienced any issues with the service or employees 😁 Highly recommend them
Emma Amoah
Emma Amoah
03/06/2021
Verified
Really Helpful, Non Judgemental, Friendly staff providing amazing services!
Catherine Chadd
Catherine Chadd
03/06/2021
Verified
Fantastic speedy service and the most helpful friendly staff. Can’t rate highly enough.
Lee Murphy
Lee Murphy
02/06/2021
Verified
Friendly and helpful staff, a very pleasant and hassle free experience all around,
Lauren Rimmer
Lauren Rimmer
02/06/2021
Verified
always quick to respond,easy communication and understanding very helpful and the team are lovely.

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.