Joining the BSA as an Associate

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

Join us as an Associate Member to network and promote your organisation to building societies and credit unions

  • Associate Membership packages together a number of benefits to help you directly engage with the mutual sector.
  • Our Associate Members include technology consultancies and providers, mutual insurance companies, audit and accounting firms, firms of solicitors, and suppliers of various professional and support services.

What are the benefits of Associate Membership?

Discounts and engagement with members
  • The opportunity for Associate Members to promote a maximum of 5x Events per year to the 2000+ people signed up to receive events and training notifications on the BSA’s website – see more information here.
  • The opportunity to submit up to 4x Guest Blogs per year for publication on the BSA blog. All  blogs must be informative and non-promotional.
  • Special member rates at the BSA’s May Annual Conference for Conference Tickets, Conference Dinner and the Exhibition Area.  
Promotion of your organisation
  • Announcement of your Associate Membership via the BSA’s regular newsletter.
  •  Publicity and increased brand awareness from a listing on the Associate Membership section of our website.
  • A directory listing in our Yearbook.
  • Strengthened industry presence through opportunities to work with the BSA and our members by joining specialist panels and working groups.
Information, education and networking  
  • Quarterly updates from the world of building societies and credit unions in the form of our quarterly magazine Society Matters.
  • Access to the latest industry research and guidance on the BSA’s website and in our extensive library at the BSA’s Central London HQ in Holborn.
  • As many staff as you wish within your organisation can Register for the members-only section of the BSA website on our site and sign up for individual alerts.
  • Knowledge sharing and educational seminars and workshops on a range of industry issues – see here.


What issues do we deal with?

Audit and taxation Conduct regulation
Governance Mortgages and housing
Prudential regulation Savings
Financial crime People

How much does it cost?

  • The subscription for Associateship is £8,950 (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 Associate Membership.

How to join

  • To become a BSA Associate Member, please complete our application form here and email it to Amanda Esteban/Keeley Ball via patoceo@bsa.org.uk