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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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European cooperative and mutual banks strong in advance of Covid-19

26 November 2020

The European Association of Cooperative Banks (EACB) has published research by Professor Hans Groeneveld of Tilburg University that assesses the performance of cooperative banks across Europe relative to their competitors.

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Guest blog: Open banking for good: How building societies can benefit

16 November 2020

Originally published in BSA Society Matters Magazine

by Simon Lyons, Head of Ecosystem Engagement, Open Banking Implementation Entity

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Guest blog: Thinking outside the box:   Exploring innovations in affordable home ownership

12 November 2020

Affordable home ownership has been an important part of government housing policy across all four UK countries for at least forty years, especially in England. Now, access to home ownership has deteriorated to the extent that the Conservative government in England is looking to expand its provision of ‘affordable’ home ownership to help 2 million more households into ownership.  Based on an independent report from the London School of Economics (LSE) for the BSA and UK Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence (CaCHE), report authors  Christine Whitehead and Peter Williams explore what can be done to improve the situation. 

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Now is the time to build a diverse and balanced workforce

06 November 2020

Originally published in BSA Society Matters magazine.

By Leek United Building Society

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The Women in Finance Charter: Four years on

29 October 2020

Originally published in BSA Society Matters magazine.

By The West Brom

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Covid: The mother of invention for digital innovation in mortgages

23 October 2020

Ahead of his appearance on the mortgage technology discussion at the BSA’s Digital Mutual on the 3rd November, Steve Carruthers, principal consultant at mortgage software provider Iress, spoke to the BSA about the company’s latest Mortgage Efficiency Survey (MES) and why Covid is pushing firms of all sizes to innovate their mortgage processes. 

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Developing the digital infrastructure for an evolving member mindset

23 October 2020

Originally published in BSA Society Matters magazine.

By Paragon Customer Communications

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Guest blog: How to improve workplace culture to help combat mental wellbeing absence

21 October 2020

Guest blog by BSA Associate, Benenden Health

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This is the future of volunteering

16 October 2020

Originally published in Society Matters magazine.

By Stuart Miller, Customer Director, Newcastle Building Society

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From a moment of truth to a movement of trust

08 October 2020

The BSA’s latest report, Rebuilding business for society - co-authored with Association of Financial Mutuals (AFM), Co-operatives UK, the Employee Ownership Association and Social Enterprise UK -explores our sector's purpose. Here we explore some of its findings and recommendations.

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