Share account information
As a member of Lincolnshire Co-op, we’ll automatically open a share account for you. To be a member the minimum share capital is £1. At the end of each year we pay out a dividend bonus. If you don’t have £1 in your share account at this time, we will automatically transfer this from your bonus. If the minimum amount has not been invested within 3 years, your membership may be withdrawn.
The share account gives you the opportunity to invest in shares in Lincolnshire Co-op*. If you wish to use your share account you will need to provide proof of identity. Please contact us on 01522 781 135 (Monday-Friday, 8.30am-5pm) and we’ll send you the relevant paperwork to complete.
*Since 29th March 2019 members can no longer invest cash or cheques in to share accounts. Dividend can be transferred from dividend cards into share accounts and withdrawals made.
Interest rates and withdrawals
Money invested in our share accounts will earn interest at the rates shown below which is calculated on a daily basis and paid in September each year.
|£0 - £19.99||Nil|
|£20 - £20,000||0.25%|
**Effective from 5th March 2017. Interest rates correct at time of publication - may be subject to change.
Money can be withdrawn from your share account at any of our members’ helpdesks subject to our rules and the following notice periods:
|Partial withdrawal - £0 - £250||On demand|
|Partial withdrawal - £251 - £500||3 days notice|
|Partial withdrawal - £501- £20,000||1 weeks notice|
|Total withdrawal - any amount||2 weeks notice|
Your investment is not covered by the Financial Service Compensation Scheme, as the Society (unlike banks and building societies) is not subject to prudential supervision by the Financial Conduct Authority.
Share account investments are currently withdrawable as set out above, without penalty. This is at the discretion of the Board and may be subject to change.
Lincolnshire Co-op abides by a code of practice which requires us to provide a statement to our shareholders of the nature of their investment and any change affecting it. The position you occupy as a shareholder of Lincolnshire Co-op is no different from that of a shareholder in any corporate body in the sense that if Lincolnshire Co-op fails, you may not have all, or any of your investment returned to you.
If you have any questions regarding the code of practice please address them to Group Secretary, Lincolnshire Co-op, Stanley Bett House, 15-23 Tentercroft Street, Lincoln, LN5 7DB or email email@example.com.
Share account transactions
Please contact our Membership team on 01522 781 135 (Monday-Friday, 8.30am-5pm) if you wish to make a share account transaction, including share withdrawals via bank transfer, which can now be arranged over the phone.
Members’ help desk locations:
From 19th July 2021, the Membership team in Lincoln are open to visitors by appointment only for dividend and share transactions. To book an appointment, please contact the Membership team on 01522 781 135 (Monday-Friday, 8.30am-5pm).
Alternatively, please drop off documents with a covering letter detailing your request in the post box at our main reception (Stanley Bett House, 15-23 Tentercroft Street, Lincoln, LN5 7DB). These requests will be processed and returned via Royal Mail post at a later date.