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Mutual share of the total insurance market is at an eight-year high

The largest insurance market in terms of mutual/co-operative market share is Finland (61%)

National Coop Bank highlights $384m support for low-income communities

Support went to credit unions and co-ops active in sectors such as housing, health, food and…

Coventry Building Society agrees terms for takeover of Co-op Bank

If approved by members and regulators, the move would make Coventry the UK's third-biggest lender

Co-op Bank of Kenya tops customer satisfaction survey

The bank is one of the largest financial institutions in the region

Co-operators sets up $1m employability scheme for Canada’s Indigenous youth

The initiative is part of a three-year reconciliation strategy at the co-op

Embezzlement crisis in Nepal’s co-ops sparks protests in the streets

Protests have been called off after ministers agreed to take action to improve regulation of the…

Trinidad and Tobago look at reforms to strengthen credit union sector

Proposals include establishing an Independent Co-operative Authority to regulate the country’s co-op sector

End of year Q&A: Andrew Whyte, CEO, Association of Financial Mutuals

'We’ll continue to work together to make the case for the distinctive and vital contribution that…

MP introduces bill to modernise UK law on building societies

Julie Elliott's bill looks to level the playing field between building societies and banks over funding…

COP28: European co-op banks explore green finance and sustainable food

Food security has been a key topic at COP28, and the EACB panel explored the role…

Coventry Building Society is looking to buy Co-op Bank, reports claim

The reports have been welcomed by the Customer Union, which has been campaigning to return the…

Icmif launches benchmark for insurance mutuals to measure SDG performance

Latest figures from the apex show its members have aligned US$ 1,003bn with sustainable investment frameworks