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UK's Best Companies to Work For: Success for societies

27 May 2021

The UK’s Best Companies to Work For lists have been published and there has been success for a number of building societies.  The lists are based on employee surveys, recognising commitment to employees and demonstrating the importance placed on workplace engagement as a vital part of an organisation’s success.

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BSA welcomes new Associates

27 May 2021

The BSA welcomes five new Associate members.

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Guest blog: The digital transformation challenge for building societies

26 May 2021

Whitecap Consulting, in partnership with the Building Societies Association (BSA), recently published a report analysing the competitive landscape for the building society sector. The Whitecap team is summarising the key findings in a series of blogs.

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Guest blog: Time to stop focusing on products and concentrate on user experience

24 May 2021

Guest blog by Mark Gilliver, Business Development Director, Target Group

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Guest blog: Regionality, a driving force for most building societies

19 May 2021

Whitecap Consulting, in partnership with the Building Societies Association (BSA), recently published a report analysing the competitive landscape for the building society sector. The Whitecap team is summarising the key findings in a series of blogs.

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Guest blog: Shortening the route to market: launching new products in a digital-first age

17 May 2021

Guest blog by Guy Griffin, Client Partner, Banking & Capital Markets, DXC Techology.

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Guest blog: 'The magic of mutuality' - Enhancing valuable member relationships

12 May 2021

In the third blog highlighting the key findings from a recent report analysing the competitive landscape for the building society sector, Richard Coates, Managing Director at Whitecap Consulting, explores what impact mutuality has on the culture, behaviours and decision-making dynamics that can be seen across the sector.

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Building Societies Conference - Day 4 round-up

07 May 2021

The final day of Conference had as its theme 'A business led recovery' with a focus on green and diversity & inclusion.  There were keynote sessions from Rain Newton-Smith, Chief Economist at the CBI and Dr Rhian-Mari Thomas, Chief Executive at the Green Finance Institute, plus panel sessions on green finance and workplace diversity.

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Building Societies Conference - Day 3 round-up

06 May 2021

The third day at Conference focused on 'Outcomes based on Conduct' with keynotes from Charles Randall CBE, Chair of the FCA and Robin Fieth, BSA CEO and panel sessions on conduct risk and the future for branches and cash.

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Building Societies Conference - Day 2 round-up

05 May 2021

The second day at Conference was themed ' Strong and simple - resilience and innovation serving mutuality' with Keynote speeches from Sam Woods, Poppy Trowbridge and Target Group and a panel session on sustainable mutuality.   

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Guest blog: Why one size does not fit all for building societies

05 May 2021

Guest blog by Patricia Moore, Client Executive Lead at DXC, Financial Services

DXC Technology is a headline sponsor of the BSA of the Building Societies Annual Conference

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Building Societies Conference - Day 1 round-up

04 May 2021

The first day of the BSA virtual Conference focussed on 'Returning to growth' with keynote speeches from John Glen MP and Economist Linda Yueh, a panel session on overcoming housing and mortgage market challenges after the pandemic and finally a session on strengthening member relationships in 2021

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