The voice of building societies

The Building Societies Association (BSA) is the voice for all 43 UK building societies as well as 6 credit unions. Together these organisations serve around 25 million customers across the UK.


Building societies and credit unions are mutual businesses - owned by their customers. Being mutual means long term and daily decisions are for people - customers, staff and communities.

Latest content from the BSA

Guest blog: Digital trends

27 May 2022

BSA associates give their views on current and upcoming digital trends.  First published in Society Matters magazine.

By Katie Wise

The future of money is up for grabs

26 May 2022

Whether you like them or not, digital currencies, or crypto, and the technology that drives them are here to stay and are likely to cause huge changes to central banking, commercial banking and the pa...

By Joseph Thompson

Guest blog: Target Group: 'Mutuals must provide fully d...

25 May 2022

In a speech delivered at the Building Societies Annual Conference, Target Group's Mark Gilliver called for building societies to keep up with the pace of change so customers receive the seamless exper...

By Mark Gilliver

Mortgage lending in Q1 buoyant; Savings fall back to pr...

25 May 2022

Released today, figures from the BSA show that mortgage lending by building societies in the first three months of this year was on a par with lending in the same period last year, when the Stamp Duty...

By Hilary McVitty

Guest blog: Making customer communications greener

23 May 2022

Guest blog by Lucy Klinkenberg-Matthews, Head of GRC (South) and Sustainability, Paragon Customer Communications

By Lucy Klinkenberg-Matthews

Guest blog: Improving the home buying and selling proce...

20 May 2022

Guest blog by Maria Harris, Director, Digital Cat Consultancy. First published in Society Matters Magazine

By Katie Wise