Entirely Finance

MANCHESTER FINANCE NEWS


Manchester Credit Union is urging business to become payroll partners


This Credit Union Awareness Week, Manchester Credit Union is urging business to become payroll partners to help their staff become more financially healthy



Manchester Credit Union is urging business to become payroll partners

Manchester Credit Union has launched a campaign to help borrowers escape high cost debt and find a better way to save and borrow – with the backing of activist and actor Michael Sheen.

The new campaign #YoureBetterOffWithUs sees them join forces with other credit unions across Greater Manchester this Credit Union Awareness Week (Oct 15-21) to urge businesses to encourage their staff teams to leave behind expensive credit cards, doorstep and pay day loans, and high interest retailers.

CEO of Manchester Credit Union, Christine Moore, said: “We know slick advertising, catchy jingles and popular cartoon characters can entice you in to taking out a loan – which seems like your only option at the time. Then once you have signed up to a high interest credit card, bought something from a high interest retailer like BrightHouse or used a pay day or doorstep lender – it is not easy to escape.

“Manchester Credit Union may not be glitzy – but we do know how to perform when it comes to making sure you are borrowing responsibly, with a competitive interest rate and affordable repayments. Whilst repaying your loan with MCU you will also be building up a savings pot for the future, so when a loan is paid off you are not back in the same position.

 “Businesses can sign up with us to become payroll partners, which will give their staff access to affordable loans and savings that can all be done directly through their pay packet – with online accounts.”

"Businesses can sign up with us to become payroll partners, which will give their staff access to affordable loans and savings that can all be done directly through their pay packet."
CEO of Manchester Credit Union, Christine Moore,



Actor and activist Michael Sheen visited Manchester Credit Union’s headquarters ahead of Credit Union Awareness Week to show his support to the campaign.

Christine added: “It is great to have the backing of Michael – we hope with his support more people with become aware of our work. We would urge business to get in touch to help their teams become more financially healthy, we really do care about your workforce, not profit – and they really are better off with us.”

Since 2000 Manchester Credit Union has lent more than £60million to members living or working in Manchester, and in the last 12 months – from June 2017-July 2018 – 5,915 new savings accounts have been opened, 14,947 loans have been granted totalling £8.8 million and the credit union has saved people more than £5 million in interest.

For more information on Manchester Credit Union or to join online go to www.manchestercreditunion.co.uk call 0161 231 5222 or call into the headquarters at Ground Floor, Queens Court, 24 Queens St, Manchester, M2 5HX.

PHOTO CAPTION: CEO of Manchester Credit Union, Christine Moore, with actor and activist Michael Sheen.




DISCLAIMER: The statements, opinions, views and advice expressed in this article are those of the author/organisation and not of ENTIRELY. This article should represent information correct at the time of publication however whilst every care has been taken to present up-to-date and accurate information, we cannot guarantee that inaccuracies will not occur. ENTIRELY will not be held responsible for any claim, loss, damage or inconvenience caused as a result of any information within this article or any information accessed through this site. The content of any organisations websites which you link to from ENTIRELY are entirely out of the control of ENTIRELY, and you proceed at your own risk. These links are provided purely for your convenience and do not imply any endorsement of or association with any products, services, content, information or materials offered by or accessible to you at the organisations site.







Cowgill Holloway

Accountants and business advisors


Cowgill Holloway are a leading independent firm of chartered accountants and business advisors based in the North West, with offices in Bolton, Manchester and Liverpool. Established for over 30 years, and over 140 staff members, we work with all types of businesses. Our entrepreneurial ethos and partner-led approach is tailored to help you achieve your ambitions and financial aspirations.






Sedulo Chartered Certified Accountants


Sedulo is an established firm of accountants, with offices based in Manchester city centre and Cheshire, providing expertise in accountancy solutions and commercial business advisory services.






Crowe Clark Whitehill


With an office in Manchester city centre, Crowe Clark Whitehill is a leading national firm offering audit, tax and advisory service. Michael Jayson heads up the Manchester office.






Moore Accountancy Limited


Moore Accountancy are a proactive firm of Chartered Accountants based in South Manchester working predominantly with Start Ups and Small Business.\r\n\r\nWe work alongside businesses, helping with their tax and accounting needs, leaving business owners with more time and energy to focus on growing their businesses and client base.\r\n\r\nWe Do More Than Just Accounting!






Vernon Building Society

Building Society


Founded in 1924 in Stockport, Cheshire, the Vernon is an independent, mutual building society. We seek to provide competitive mortgages, savings and investment products and to be a trusted source of reliable financial advice within our local community.






RECOMMENDED FOR YOU ON ENTIRELY NORTH WEST