The proposals could be rushed through in time for the special general meeting of C&G members on 31 March. But a C&G spokeswomen said: "All our computer systems are set up to accommodate the law as it stands. We do not even have the facility to track second-named people on joint accounts." A government statement on building society legislation was expected in the next few weeks, she said.Reuse content
The Government is to plug a legal loophole that stops hundreds of widowed people from benefiting from building society takeovers such as that of Cheltenham & Gloucester by Lloyds Bank. It plans to announce a change in the law to allow the second-n amed holders of society accounts to benefit from takeovers if their partners die.