Kingston Unity Annual General Meeting 2020

Please note that the deadline for delegate registrations has now passed.

Join us at our Society’s 180th Annual General Meeting (AGM) as a Delegate

Due to the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, this year’s AGM will be held via Zoom videoconference on Saturday, 26 September 2020. Learn about what you’ll need by reviewing our AGM checklist here. 

Please note that the deadline for Delegate Registrations has now passed. 

Whilst a videoconference is not our preferred option, it is important for us to meet our regulatory obligations to hold a meeting within a certain time after our year-end and to do so in a way that helps protect our Members and employees from unnecessary risk of transmission of COVID-19.

Please do not let technical challenges put you off applying to attend; we will offer as much support as we can to enable you to do so. Further information, including joining instructions and full timings, will be supplied to Delegates by Friday, 28 August 2020.

Important Dates to Remember

Register as a Delegate by:
Monday, 17 August 2020

Propose a motion/rule amend by:
Friday, 7 August 2020

General Meeting:
Saturday, 26 September 2020

Register as a Delegate

How to attend our AGM videoconference using Zoom

Many of you will be familiar with the video calling tool Zoom as a means to keep in touch with family and friends throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. We’ll be using the same tool to host this year’s AGM. To help our Members with any technical questions for this, we have put together a guide to Zoom, which you can download below.

Here are some quick points to think about:

  • Each delegate will need their own device to vote in the AGM. Two Delegates will not be able to share one device.
  • Please test your equipment before the day of the AGM. If you find you are having technical issues, please contact us. 
  • When you register to be a Delegate for our AGM, you will have the option to register to be a Delegate for our upcoming SGM. While we strongly encourage you to attend both, you can choose to attend just one.
  • If you are unable to organise the technical requirements for the videoconference, please get in touch and we do our best to help you where we can.
Download our Zoom video-conference guide
Double Check You're Ready

Take a look at our AGM checklist

Double check everything is in place for you by reviewing our AGM checklist.

Please Note: You must confirm you have read the key facts, before downloading this document.

Key Facts about our services and costs

1. The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA)

The FCA is the independent watchdog that regulates financial services. This document is designed by the FCA to be given to consumers buying certain financial products. You need to read this important document. It explains the service you are being offered and how you will pay for it.

2. Whose products do we offer?

We offer products from the whole market

We only offer products from a limited number of companies

We only offer our own products

3. Which service will we provide you with?

We will advise and make a recommendation for you after we have assessed your needs.

You will not receive advice or a recommendation from us. We may ask some questions to narrow down the selection of products that we will provide details on. You will then need to make your own choice about how to proceed.

We will provide basic advice on a limited range of stakeholder products and in order to do this we will ask some questions about your income, savings and other circumstances but we will not:

  • conduct a full assessment of your needs;
  • offer advice on whether a non-stakeholder product may be more suitable.

We can only offer products from Kingston Unity Friendly Society. These products will enable you to:

  • protect yourself and your loved ones in the event of death
  • save and invest with the added benefit of protecting yourself and your loved ones in the event of death
  • provide benefit cover in the event of sickness

4. What will you have to pay us for our services?

Normally, if you buy a financial product direct from us, there will be no payments such as commission or fees payable. If there are any commission or fees payable, we will tell you how we get paid and the amount before we carry out any business for you.

5. Who regulates us?

Kingston Unity Friendly Society, 9 Navigation Court, Calder Park, Wakefield, WF2 7BJ is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and .the Prudential Regulation Authority. Kingston Unity Friendly Society’s FCA Registered Number is 110056.

Kingston Unity Friendly Society permitted business is advising and arranging life assurance and pensions business.

You can check this on the FCA’s Register by visiting the FCA’s website www.fsa.gov.uk/register or by contacting the FCA on 0845 606 1234.

6. What to do if you have a complaint

If you wish to register a complaint, please contact us:
…in writing Write to Kingston Unity Friendly Society, Complaints Department, 9 Navigation Court, Calder Park, Wakefield, WF2 7BJ. …by phoneTelephone (01924) 240164

If you cannot settle your complaint with us, you may be entitled to refer it to the Financial Ombudsman Service.

7. Are we covered by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS)?

We are covered by the FSCS. You may be entitled to compensation from the scheme if we cannot meet our obligations. This depends on the type of business and the circumstances of the claim.

Most types of insurance business are covered for 90% of the claim with no upper limit.