Member, remember the 30th of September - The Co-operative has extended the deadline for unison members

August 17, 2011

The Co-operative Bank and Britannia are extending, for the last time, its current account offer to UNISON members until 30 September 2011*.

The current account on offer is based on the bank’s popular Current Account Plus, offering:

• Secure online banking
• UK call centres open 24/7
• Fee-free £200 overdraft facility
• Cheque book
• Debit card
• FREE cash withdrawals in UK
• Regular statements
• Standing order and Direct Debit facility
• Joint accounts available
• No monthly subscription charge.

The Current Account Plus is available for the union’s 1.4 million members. Members who switch to the account will receive a benefit of £100 cash back, plus The Co-operative Bank will make a £50 charity donation to UNISON Welfare* in return for a minimum monthly deposit of £800.**The Co-operative Bank and Britannia already offers savings accounts, Cash ISAs and mortgages for UNISON members available through Britannia, and has given more than £1.3 million to UNISON Welfare from products linked to the union since their partnership began.

UNISON members can see the full offer terms and conditions and apply for the Current Account Plus by visiting, calling 0800 917 7066, or by visiting any one of The Co-operative Bank or Britannia branches.


Notes to editors

* A £50 donation will be made by The Co-operative Bank to UNISON Welfare. The charity offers personal and financial support to the union’s members in times of hardship.

** To qualify for the offer customers must: be UK resident aged 18 years or over; credit a minimum of £800 per month into the account for three consecutive months and use the dedicated switching service to successfully transfer their Direct Debits and standing orders


About The Co-operative Financial Services

The Co-operative Financial Services (CFS) is part of The Co-operative Group, which is the world’s largest consumer co-operative with around five million members, over £14 billion turnover, and core business interests in financial services, food, travel, pharmacy and funeral care. The Co-operative Group has over 5,000 retail trading outlets.

Following the merger with Britannia Building Society on 1 August 2009 CFS is one of the largest and well diversified mutual businesses operating in both retail and corporate markets.

As part of The Co-operative Group, the new business is characterised by its unique ethical and member reward policies and very high levels of customer advocacy.

The combined business has £70 billion in assets, 12,000 staff and nine million customers. It has over 300 high street branches, 20 corporate banking centres and a major presence in Manchester, London, Leek, Bristol, Plymouth, Skelmersdale and Stockport.

It is the only mutual organisation that enables its members to earn financial rewards for the products they hold, as well as giving them the opportunity to have a say in how the business is run