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Boosting financial resilience and wellbeing through workplace savings

This report draws on a survey by YouGov of over 2,000 employees. It looks at why employers might want to help their employees by offering a workplace savings scheme, and how this could work.

  • Date: 13 June 2022
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Strategic Leadership MSc 2022-2025 cohort recruitment

Download the 2022 Guide for employers here.

The application window for the seventh student intake of this programme opens on 1 March 2022 and closes on 31 July 2022.  Students will commence their studies in October 2022.

  • Date: 01 March 2022
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BSA Yearbook 2021-22

The BSA Yearbook is the official handbook of the Building Societies Association, with all the latest facts and figures from the UK's mortgage industry.

  • Date: 18 October 2021
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2021 Building Society Sector Analysis

A review of the strategic landscape for building societies

  • Date: 21 April 2021
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Safe as houses: strengthening the UK's mortgage safety net

Published today, an independent report by SMF, funded by the BSA, explores the topic of 'mortgage safety nets' - support for mortgage-holders in the event of loss of income or employment

Link to report  Link to press release

  • Date: 25 February 2021
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Financial services with purpose

This report investigates how differing ownership models affect organisations, from the viewpoint of their employees and customers.

  • Date: 30 September 2020
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Rebuilding Business for Society

This report discusses how a greater variety of business ownership models can better meet society’s needs, how ownership determines who gets the value created by the business, how culture is shaped, purpose is delivered, and the business environment that is needed to support the growth in different types of firm.

  • Date: 29 September 2020
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Can't pay your mortgage?

The BSA and National Debtline have produced a leaflet designed to help and support those who are concerned about making their monthly mortgage repayments once interest rates rise.

  • Date: 22 May 2020
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Report: Beyond Age and Income

A report written by Toynbee Hall with support from the Building Societies Association

  • Date: 23 September 2019
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For people, not shareholders programme

A 15-minute programme produced by ITN Productions, exploring how ‘community’ helps to guide building societies’ business, and the intrinsic role societies play in their own communities.

  • Date: 24 May 2019
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Intergenerational mortgages report: Building on the Bank of Mum and Dad

Authored by Bob Pannell and Dick Jenkins, commissioned by the BSA, this report aims to share practice and ideas that are already helping more young people get onto the housing ladder on a sustainable basis.

  • Date: 13 November 2018
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