The Building Societies Association (BSA) represents all 44 UK building societies. Building societies have total assets of over £393 billion and, together with their subsidiaries, hold residential mortgages of over £302 billion, 22% of the total outstanding in the UK. They hold over £271 billion of retail deposits, accounting for 18% of all such deposits in the UK. Building societies account for 36% of all cash ISA balances. They employ approximately 43,000 full and part-time staff and operate through approximately 1,500 branches
This response has been prepared by the BSA in consultation with its members. We have provided responses to only those questions that are directly relevant to our members.
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