Fact sheet

When was my building society founded?

This factsheet details the year that current building societies were established,
in chronological order.

Building Society                          Year 

Scottish

1848

Ipswich

1849

Saffron

1849

West Bromwich

1849

Cambridge

1850

Cumberland

1850

Nottingham

1850

Skipton

1853

Hanley

1854

Newbury

1856

Earl Shilton

1857

Dudley

1858

Chorley & District

1859

Marsden

1860

Principality

1860

Leek United

1863

Newcastle

1863

Yorkshire

1864

Furness

1865

Hinckley & Rugby

1865

Beverley

1866

Loughborough

1867

Monmouthshire

1869

Mansfield

1870

Market Harborough

1870

Leeds

1875

Melton Mowbray

1875

Penrith

1877

Stafford Railway

1877

Coventry

1884

Nationwide

National Counties

1884

1896

Tipton & Coseley

Bath

1901

1904

Buckinghamshire

1907

Progressive

1914

Manchester

1922

Swansea

1923

Vernon

1924

Darlington

1946

Harpenden

1953

Teachers

1966

Ecology

1980