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Risk in Recovery - Research by the University of Huddersfield

This research, undertaken by the University of Huddersfield, is concerned with understanding how building societies non-executive directors are coping with the greater demands on them in light of the financial crisis.

  • Date: 17 May 2011
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Promoting Corporate Diversity in the Financial Services Sector

A research report by The Oxford Centre for Mutual and Employee-Owned Business, Kellog College, Oxford, calling for the Government to promote mutuals in order to aid economic stability in the financial system

  • Date: 27 September 2010
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Building societies at the heart of their communities

Based on a survey of societies conducted earlier this year, the BSA has written a report entitled Building societies at the heart of their communities which explores societies' charitable activities.

  • Date: 06 July 2010
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Reforming the home buying and selling process

Representatives from the legal and conveyancing professions, estate agents, surveyors and consumer bodies explore how the home buying process can be improved for consumers.

  • Date: 06 July 2010
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BSA Chief Executive Opinion Survey

This report is based on a survey of chief executives of BSA members conducted in March 2010.

  • Date: 10 June 2010
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Conversations with members

This is the fourth edition of this report from the BSA, and it seeks to investigate current practices in member engagement at building societies and to share innovations and ideas that have been successful.

  • Date: 21 January 2010
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Understanding Mortgage Arrears

The BSA's research into mortgage arrears. The research is based on a survey of mortgage borrowers that have been in arrears in 2007-2009, the results of which are combined with the results of a survey of building societies.

  • Date: 14 September 2009
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The Individual's Savings Decision

The BSA commissioned research to examine what causes people in seemingly similar situations to come to different savings decision.

  • Date: 19 March 2007
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