Authorise a mutual society

Find out how to get your mutual society authorised for carrying out regulated activities.
Authorise a mutual society

Guidance on the FCA’s registration function under the Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies Act 2014

Our finalised guidance brings together the existing series of information notes and the results of our extensive consultation with stakeholders on our registration function under the Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies Act 2014. 

Registered societies – leaflet for banks

This bulletin has been prepared by Co-operatives UK in conjunction with the Financial Conduct Authority, and is endorsed by Building Societies Association and British Bankers’ Association. Registered societies can use it when establishing bank and building society accounts, and other financial services offered by the banking industry.

In focus

Annual fees: mutual societies

FInd out about the annual fees that mutual societies must pay to us.

Annual returns and accounts: mutual societies

How to submit your annual returns and accounts to us or the PRA.

Prosecutions and cancellations

Read about which societies have had their registration cancelled and/or been prosecuted for failing to submit an annual return and accounts.