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Guest blog: The Future of Retail Banking

20 January 2021

In this blog, Andrew Haigh, CEO of Newcastle Building Society explores the future of retail banking.

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"The species that survives is the one that is able best to adapt"

19 January 2021

Originally published in Society Matters magazine

By Steve Carruthers, Principal Consultant (Lending), Iress

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Taper the removal of the stamp duty holiday

17 December 2020

First published in Mortgage Finance Gazette

By Robin Fieth, BSA Chief Executive

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Guest blog: Rays of Economic light - Andy Haldane, Bank of England

17 December 2020

Originally published in Society Matters magazine

By Andy Haldane, Chief Economist, Bank of England

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Guest blog: Adapt and thrive: UK Mortgage Efficiency Survey panel discussion

16 December 2020

Mortgage and stamp duty holidays, lockdowns, furlough schemes and economic uncertainty - for all building societies, 2020 has been anything but business as usual. Steve Carruthers from Iress spoke to three leading building societies about their reflections on 2020 and their priorities going into 2021. 

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Tipton on using an app to create a new distribution channel

15 December 2020

Following the successful launch in November of Tipton & Coseley Building Society’s first mobile app, which allows in-app customer onboarding, a first for the sector, the society’s operations director Sally Morgan talks through the development of its new distribution channel and where that leaves its branch network and passbooks.

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Guest blog: The light at the end of the tunnel

14 December 2020

Guest blog by BSA Associates, Gateway Surveyors

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Guest blog: A cautionary tale

02 December 2020

Originally published in BSA Society Matters Magazine - Autumn 2020

By Nick Lawler, Head of Business Development, DPR

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How can the sector differentiate itself in a digital future?

30 November 2020

We talk through the BSA's co-sponsorship of a future report from Whitecap Consulting looking at how the sector can differentiate itself as digital becomes a central part of financial services.

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Strong and simple - what's not to like?

26 November 2020

Jeremy Palmer explores the PRA's latest step towards proportionality

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