Joining the BSA as an Associate

Join us as an Associate for networking, knowledge and recognition and enjoy a range of member benefits.

Our Associates include mutual insurance companies, a savings bank, audit and accounting firms, firms of solicitors, and suppliers of various professional and support services.

Benefits of associate membership

  • Analysis of key industry issues from our policy experts.
  • Updates on policy developments through a series of briefs, articles and circulars on the members’ website.
  • Email notifications on the subject areas that interest you. As many staff as you wish within your organisation can sign up for individual alerts.
  • Access to the latest industry research and guidance on the members’ website and in our extensive library at York House.
  • Knowledge sharing and educational seminars and workshops on a range of industry issues at discounted member rates.
  • Free-to-attend briefings for associates examining the business issues affecting mutual lenders and deposit takers.
  • Strengthened industry presence through opportunities to work with the BSA and our members by joining specialist panels and working groups.
  • Speaking opportunities at BSA events, exclusive sponsorship packages, and the opportunity to partner with the BSA to run jointly branded events.
  • Publicity and increased brand awareness from a listing on our website, announcements of your Associateship in our member communications and the opportunity to include editorial in our quarterly e-newsletter Associate Knowledge that enables associates to get in touch with BSA members - and other associates.
  • News in the form of Mortgage Matters and Newsbite, our e-newsletters, and Society Matters, our award-winning quarterly magazine, and invitations to contribute editorial to these publications.
  • A directory listing in our Yearbook.
  • We will find, follow and endeavour to promote your work over twitter. Follow us @BSABuildingSocs.
  • Meeting Room hire at our central London office.

As a relatively small mutual organisation we joined the BSA as an Associate because we felt there was likely to be a synergy of views with the Association’s membership. This has most certainly proved to be the case. Most especially, our involvement has been more than justified by the valuable help and support on regulatory matters – as a small organisation we have only limited resources to deal with these and the information and interpretation provided by the BSA undoubtedly helps to keep us on track.

Airdrie Savings Bank

What issues do we deal with?

Consumer issues including the activities of complaints management companies, conduct of business and compliance, the Banking Conduct of Business Sourcebook, unfair contracts terms regulations, unfair commercial practices regulations, the role of the Financial Ombudsman Service, the Money Advice Service and the Financial Conduct Authority, financial inclusion, financial capability and corporate social responsibility.

Financial crime prevention including anti-money laundering and anti-fraud activity, bribery and physical security issues relating to staff and branches.

Corporate governance including board effectiveness, renumeration, induction of directors, data on board composition and diversity.

Prudential and financial regulation including capital and liquidity requirements under Basel 3/CRD 4, stress testing, recovery and resolution planning, accounting standards, operational tax, regulatory and statistical reporting, the impacts of the Banking Reform Bill and other outputs from the Prudential Regulation Authority.

Savings policy including ISAs, dormant and lost accounts, retail funding data, encouraging retail savings and issues arising from the operation of the Financial Services Compensation Scheme.

Mortgage policy including mortgage regulation both from the UK and Europe, government housing policy, valuation issues, and help for borrowers in difficulty. Plus guidance notes, research and statistics on a variety of subjects.

How much does it cost?

Associates pay an annual fee of £7,500 plus VAT.  There is a one-off joining fee of £1,250 plus VAT. Associates joining part way through a calendar year pay a proportionate amount for their first period of Associateship.

How to join

If you believe that your organisation would benefit from becoming an associate of the BSA, please contact Amanda Esteban, PA to Robin Fieth, Chief Executive, who will be happy to discuss this with you:
T: 020 7520 5902 E:

Become an Associate of the BSA - download our PDF brochure detailing the full benefits of associateship

Associateship application form - to apply for admission as an Associate, please complete and submit this form