Joining the BSA as an Associate

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

Our Associate Members include technology consultancies and providers, 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.
  • The opportunity for Associates to promote for free a maximum of 5 events per year on the BSA’s Associate Members Events Page – see terms and conditions here.
  • 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 opportunities to feature in Newsbite, our monthly newsletter, on particularly newsworthy collaborations with the sector enabling associates to get in touch with BSA members - and other associates.
  • Quarterly updates from the world of building societies and credit unions in the form of Society Matters, our industry magazine, and targeted invitations to contribute editorial on specific topics.
  • The opportunity to submit up to four informative, non-promotional guest blogs per year for publication on the BSA blog.
  • A directory listing in our Yearbook.
  • We will find, follow and endeavour to promote your work over twitter. Follow us @BSABuildingSocs.

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?

The subscription for Associateship is £8,000 plus VAT per annum* due on 1 January each year together with an additional 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




Amanda Esteban

PA to the Chief Executive