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24 May 2024

Latest: Bank back in mutual hands

Coventry Building Society acquires 100% of Co-operative Bank.

The bank told us:

"this combination is compelling for all stakeholders, including The Customer Union through providing improved products, value and service for both existing and new customers on a larger, more resilient scale.

Both businesses share a complimentary and powerful mutual/ co-operative heritage which is increasingly relevant in modern society."

Further details here.


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