Am reading on another forum that a the Co-Op are refusing access to savings to move it to another account by phone. Told to attend in person and bring utility bill and passport.. BBC News - Moody's downgrades Co-op Bank's debt rating to 'junk' Northern Rock Mark 2 or Credit Crunch 2..... History has a habit of repeating itself.... I caught the end of a conversation on Fivelive where they were talking about discovering some bad lending in Britannia (taken over by the Co-Op)- I assumed mortgages. Don't any of these highly paid and lucratively pensioned bank CEOs ever check the books before they buy something. If you went into the Co-Op wanting to buy a cafe they would go over the books of the cafe going back years - yet they seemingly do not do such a thing, allegedly, when they go and buy another bank/building society.