Hans Groeneveld, Senior Vice President Cooperative & Governance Affairs at Rabobank and Professor of Financial Services Cooperatives at the Tilburg School of Economics and Management, Tilburg University, has kindly provided us with this short paper offering a snapshot of the financial performance of European co-operative banking (including the British building societies).

The paper does not cover credit unions but offers interesting insights into the performance and market share of the co-operative and mutual banking sector relative to private banks.