Becoming a mutual society

Find out how to register different types of societies with us.

Types of mutual society 

Find out about co-operative societies, community benefit societies, credit unions, building societies and friendly societies. Check whether they should be registered or need authorisation for their activities and fees to pay. Read more on types of mutual societies.

Register your society

How you can register your society.

Registered mutual society rules and obligations

Find out what your society is legally required to do. This includes telling us about rule changes, submitting accounts and annual returns, and paying fees.

Apply for authorisation

Most societies do not need to be authorised under the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (FSMA). But if you think you may want to carry out a regulated activity under FSMA, find out about the authorisation you will need.