Nationwide’s bid for Virgin Money shows mutuals can have ambition beyond organic growth

Nationwide Building Society’s bid for Virgin Money represents a step change for UK mutuals. This is a new, muscular mutuality in action, which is only made possible by the successful stewardship of the building society by its board. The bid for Virgin Money shows that...

Post Office Limited should be a mutual

A re-published report by Mutuo’s Managing Partner, Peter Hunt and Principal Associate, Cliff Mills argues that the mutualisation of Post Office Limited would better serve its employees and the communities in which branches operate.   What if Mr Bates owned the Post...

APPG for Mutuals calls for Written Submissions: Law Commission Review into the Co-operatives and Community Benefit Societies Act 2014

Session 1: Key legislative reform issues for co-operatives 28th February 2024 15:00-17:00 Room C, 1 Parliament Street, House of Commons   Written submissions:  The announcement of separate Law Commission reviews into both the Co-operatives and Community Benefit...

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Post Office Limited should be a mutual

A re-published report by Mutuo’s Managing Partner, Peter Hunt and Principal Associate, Cliff Mills argues that the mutualisation of Post Office Limited would better serve its employees and the communities in which branches operate.…

The private equity threat to co-operatives and mutuals

As long as legacy assets can be appropriated, co-operative business will remain a target for demutualisation Demutualisation occurs when a co-operative or mutual converts into a proprietary company. The main justification given for demutualisation…

Mutual, fan ownership in football

The European Super League was the inevitable result of government inaction on football club ownership The debacle of the European Super League once again brings to the fore the troubled question of football club…

Potential sale of LV= to Bain Capital

The All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Mutuals is today [8th February] announcing an inquiry into LV=’s recent decision to sell to Bain Capital. LV=, one of Britain’s biggest financial mutuals, founded in 1843 and trading…

Measuring the Value of Mutuality

As values-based businesses, co-operatives and mutuals need to be able to describe and quantify the benefits that their mutual business structure brings to customers, stakeholders and the wider society. The Australian Business Council of…

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