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HMRC internal manual

Banking Manual

Bank loss restriction: definition of banking company: excluded entities - other companies

An entity is also an excluded entity if it is a:

  • friendly society
  • credit union
  • a building society

A building society remains a banking company even though it is an excluded entity this is because a building society as defined at BKM302200 will always be a banking company.  Unlike a company, it does not need to meet conditions A to E to be a banking company.