General

There is a lot more to personal finance than savings and mortgages.

Take a look at this section if you would like to know more about avoiding fraudsters, complaining if you have an issue with your provider, helping someone without mental capacity, or investigating your rights as a building society member.

Related material

 Links to our individual members' careers pages.

General unrestricted BSA publications and newsletters can be found in the Publications section.

Building Society assets

Assets is one measure of the size of a building society.   Societies have many different year ends from August through to April but the latest asset size information that is available can be found here.   

  • Date: 01 October 2018
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Mergers and conversions

Over the years many building societies have merged with others or changed their name. Between 1989 and 2000, ten building societies changed their status completely, converting into or merging with a Plc bank.  None of these converted banks still exists as an independent entity, they are either part of a much larger bank, are a product brand, or their name has disappeared altogether .  

  • Date: 01 October 2018
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List of UK building societies and associates

A list of BSA members and associates.

  • Date: 01 October 2018
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When was my building society founded?

From the oldest to the youngest, find out when your society was established.

  • Date: 22 January 2018
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Building society member engagement

This factsheet explains how members can engage with their building society. 

  • Date: 18 January 2018
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The History of Building Societies

Details of the key events in the history of the building society movement.

  • Date: 18 April 2017
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Career opportunities

Information on how to find job vacancies with our members and who to contact regarding courses in financial services.

  • Date: 01 January 2016
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List of demutualised building societies

This paper lists the building societies that have converted to banks, with the dates of their flotation on the stock market.

  • Date: 14 July 2015
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What are PIBS?

Explains what PIBS are, plus the advantages and disadvantages for investors.

  • Date: 15 June 2014
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Your Rights as a Building Society Member

As a member of a building society you are more than just a customer; unlike a depositor with, or borrower from, a bank you have certain rights to receive information and to voice your opinions on the way your building society is run. This leaflet explains what your rights are and how to exercise them.

  • Date: 22 May 2014
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How do I set up a new building society?

Basic details of what is required to establish a new building society.

  • Date: 15 May 2014
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National Numeracy Challenge

We use numbers every day in our lives, but according to charity, National Numeracy, one in three adults in the UK feel that they are being held back by poor number skills.  So they have launched the National Numeracy Challenge to help a million adults over the next five years. 

  • Date: 12 March 2014
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