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Annual General Meeting

Annual General Meeting 2019 voting results

Thank you to our members who voted in the 2019 Annual General Meeting. This year over 122,000 members voted, which represents 11.4% of our eligible membership.

The table below shows the total number of votes cast. Members voted overwhelmingly in support of the resolutions and approved all of the director elections and re-elections.

To ensure fairness and accuracy, the AGM vote was independently scrutinised by Electoral Reform Services, part of the Electoral Reform Society.

You can read our 2019 Annual General Meeting minutes here.

2019 results
Ordinary resolutions
To receive the Directors’ Report, Annual Accounts and Annual Business Statement for the year ended 31 December 2018.
For: 120,941
Against: 978
Withheld: 955
In favour: 99.2%
To approve the Directors’ Remuneration Report (excluding the Remuneration Policy) for the year ended 31 December 2018.
For: 111,466
Against: 9,048
Withheld: 2,354
In favour: 92.5%
To appoint PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as Auditor of the Society to hold office until the end of the next Annual General Meeting.
For: 117,063
Against: 4,172
Withheld: 1,637
In favour: 96.6%
Election and re-election of directors
To elect Iraj Amiri as a director.
For: 116,669
Against: 4,014
Withheld: 2,184
In favour: 96.7%
To elect Gary Andrew Hoffman as a director.
For: 116,921
Against: 3,799
Withheld: 2,143
In favour: 96.9%
To elect Martin Alastair Stewart as a director.
For: 117,822
Against: 2,939
Withheld: 2,105
In favour: 97.6%
To re-elect Peter George Edwin Ayliffe as a director.
For: 117,403
Against: 3,553
Withheld: 1,909
In favour: 97.1%
To re-elect Andrew William Deeks as a director.
For: 117,890
Against: 3,102
Withheld: 1,880
In favour: 97.4%
To re-elect Catherine Martina Mary Doran as a director.
For: 117,829
Against: 3,352
Withheld: 1,686
In favour: 97.2%
To re-elect Michele Jean Faull as a director.
For: 117,793
Against: 3,432
Withheld: 1,646
In favour: 97.2%
To re-elect Peter Nicholas Frost as a director.
For: 117,762
Against: 3,235
Withheld: 1,871
In favour: 97.3%
To re-elect Joanne Louise Kenrick as a director.
For: 117,683
Against: 3,485
Withheld: 1,704
In favour: 97.1%
To re-elect Mark Alistair Parsons as a director.
For: 117,393
Against: 3,623
Withheld: 1,851
In favour: 97.0%
Are you eligible to vote in the AGM?

More than 1 million members are invited to vote in our AGM each year.

Eligible members:

·         Are 18 years of age or over on the date of the AGM.

·         Are first-named on a Coventry mortgage or savings account.

·         Owe at least £100 on a mortgage with Coventry Building Society or hold at least £100 in savings accounts with Coventry Building Society as at 31 December in the year before the AGM.

·         Must continue to owe at least £100 on a mortgage to the Society or hold savings with the Society up to and including the date of the AGM.

Go for a paperless vote

If you are registered for Online Services, you can update your settings to receive information about our Annual General Meeting by email and we'll send you the codes you'll need to be able to vote online.

Updating your AGM preferences

If you're eligible to vote at our Annual General Meeting, and have registered to receive emails from us, we'll send you a link to the official Notice of Meeting and Summary Financial Statement. We'll also provide you with details about the meeting itself and how you can cast your vote online. Our AGM is usually held in April each year.

Please note, you'll need to confirm your paperless preferences by 1 February for them to apply to the next AGM. Any changes you make after 1 February will affect your AGM settings in future years only.

You have the option to change your AGM settings at any time within Online Services.