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BSA Yearbook 2020/21

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: 22 October 2020
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Strategic Leadership MSc prospectus

Download the 2021 prospectus here.

The application window for the sixth student intake of this programme opens on 9 October 2020 and closes on 31 December 2020.  Students will commence their studies in February 2021.

  • Date: 09 October 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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The UK Corporate Governance Code: BSA Guidance for Building Societies

BSA Guidance to Building Societies on the UK Corporate Governance Code.

  • Date: 05 October 2018
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Perspectives: governance in building societies

As part of our continuing strategic theme on promoting excellence in governance, the BSA has published a series of articles, Perspectives on governance in building societies, intended to inform and stimulate debate in the sector.

  • Date: 28 March 2018
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Ownership Matters

Survey results: Organisational culture in building societies.

  • Date: 14 December 2017
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Lending into retirement update

In 2015 the BSA published its first report on Lending into retirement.

This update shows how the market has developed over the two years since.

  • Date: 21 November 2017
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