The Co-operative Banking Group brings together the financial businesses of The Co-operative Group: our insurance business, The Co-operative Insurance, The Co-operative Bank, The Co-operative Investments, Britannia and smile, its internet bank.
Part of the UK’s largest co-operative
The Co-operative Banking Group is part of The Co-operative Group, the UK's largest consumer co-operative. This is a unique family of businesses owned by our members, which includes: Food, Travel, Banking, Insurance, Pharmacy, Funeralcare, Legal Services, Electrical and Sunwin.
On 1 August 2009, Britannia merged with The Co-operative Banking Group. Together, we are creating something special within the UK financial services: a business that is part of a member-owned organisation, customer-led and ethically guided.
The Co-operative Banking Group is formed to bring The Co-operative Bank, Co-operative Insurance and smile under common leadership
First The Co-operative Banking Group Sustainability Report is published, launching The Co-operative Banking Group's approach to Sustainable Development
The Co-operative insurance Ethical Engagement Policy is launched
Final separate The Co-operative Banking Group Sustainability Report is published. Formation of Group-wide Corporate Affairs and Social Goals department and commitment to Group-wide reporting.
The Co-operative Banking Group undertakes a full rebrand across Bank, Insurance and Investment, including all printed material, signage, websites, branches and head office sites.
Britannia merges with The Co-operative Bank, part of The Co-operative Banking Group. The merger creates a new, strong and ethical alternative to other high-street banks.