The Co-operative Credit Union has adopted the global co-operative marque as part of its new brand and colour scheme. The credit union, which also uses the .coop domain, launched the new look at the Co-operative Group’s AGM in Manchester on 19 May.
Set up in 1998, the credit union has lent £30m to its 8,000 members across a number of different co-operatives across Great Britain. It has seven permanent staff members and 25 volunteers, who manage over £5m of members’ savings and outstanding loans of £2.5m. Over the past five years, the credit union has experienced an increase in membership by 64% with assets doubling as well.
Co-op Credit Union operations manager, Andrew Davey, said: “Our new look and feel reflects the credit union’s close relationship with the co-operative sector in its widest sense.
“It signals the latest in a series of updates and improvements to our member service, including new and improved online account access where our members can check balances, make self-serve withdrawals and send secure messages, with a new speedier online loan application to be added soon.”
The credit union is open to current and retired employees of co-operative organisations.
The co-operative marque was developed by the International Co-operative Alliance as a global identity for the co-operative movement. The logo was designed by Calverts, a London based design co-operative.