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Newcastle Building Society's innovative branch celebrates first year anniversary

28 September 2017

Published as part of BSA's monthly Newsbite newsletter.

When a local library was under threat of closure, Newcastle Building Society saw the perfect opportunity to innovatively extend its branch network – it has now celebrated its 1st birthday!

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Proportionality in banking regulation: is Germany's “small banking box” proposal the answer?

28 September 2017

The thought-leader on this subject, Dr Andreas Dombret, an executive director of the Bundesbank, has spoken publicly about this issue several times over the last year and a half. Read his latest speech : “ On the road to greater regulatory proportionality”

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The FCA focuses on the ageing population

28 September 2017

The FCA has called on the financial services industry to do more to respond to the needs of an ageing population, finding that product and advice gaps exist in the current landscape. The Occasional Paper (OP) 'Financial Services and an Ageing Population' highlights good practice and discusses difficult issues without reaching many firm conclusions.

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Building societies lead in catering for older customers

28 September 2017

Almost two-thirds of building societies have undertaken a business-wide review of the needs of older customers compared to just 27% of other financial firms, the latest CBI/PwC Financial Services Survey shows.

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The Melton Building Society charitable foundation donates £4,666 to Oakham Men in Sheds

28 September 2017

Published as part of BSA's monthly Newsbite newsletter.

The Melton Building Society Charitable Foundation has donated £4,666 to Age UK’s Men in Sheds project in Oakham. Men in Sheds is an innovative project that is designed to support men over 50 who have experienced life changing circumstances such as retirement, redundancy or the death of a partner.

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