Chelsea and Skipton Building Society members are being allowed to vote on demutualisation.
Directors at both societies have agreed carpetbagging resolutions should be put to the vote
Both resolutions request mutual status to be re-considered, possibly leading to conversion and cash windfalls for members.
But Chelsea says the “consideration” of changing status should not be seen as support for conversion.
Chelsea chief executive Michael Bage says: “It's unfortunate that we have to go through the annual ritual of disruption associated with carpetbaggers. Their intentions, if successful would lead to a less competitive market in future.”