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Guest blog: The time to act on Open Banking is now

18 June 2019

After recently presenting at the Digital Mutual event at the BSA Annual Conference, Temenos talks through the development of Open Banking, how building societies can use it to build additional services or collaborate with each other and the types of return on investment societies can expect from acting now on Open Banking

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Nationwide CertBALM student is recognised with Outstanding Academic Achievement Award

30 May 2019

Once again building societies have shone in the accredited CertBALM qualification, with the winner of the Outstanding Academic Achievement Award going to Sam Hammonds, a Senior Risk Consultant at Nationwide Building Society.

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BSA welcomes a new member

25 April 2019

The BSA is pleased to announce that it has a new member, ScotWest Credit Union

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Guest blog: Top tips on getting your first Chair role

05 April 2019

Joëlle Warren, Founding Partner & Executive Chair at Warren Partners has gives top tips for aspiring senior executives on how to gear up for and secure their first Chair role. 

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The BSA turns 150

29 March 2019

On March 12 the BSA celebrated its 150th birthday.

Here we take a brief look at its establishment, and how we marked the occasion.

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The MoneyAge Awards 2019: window for entries now open

29 March 2019

The awards are free to enter and are open to any financial services provider which serves consumers in the UK. This year there are three new categories: the Diversity Award, Specialist Investment Fund/Provider of the Year and Cryptocurrency Platform Provider of the Year.

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Guest blog: The human side of AI - Intelligent mortgage advice

14 March 2019

Artificial intelligence (AI) is a buzzword across nearly all industries. Robots taking over has long been stuff of science fiction nightmares and utopian fantasies. So naturally enough, there has been lots of talk about how it could disrupt businesses and transform the world as we know it.

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Building Societies take home three key awards at the British Bank Awards 2019

08 March 2019

Last night proved to be an evening of celebration for the sector, as building societies took home three key awards at the British Bank Awards 2019.

At a ceremony held at Cafe de Paris in central London, Dudley, Darlington and Vernon Building Societies received awards for Customer Service Champion, Best Specialist Mortgage Provider and Best Savings Provider respectively. 

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Strong sector results: a trend since the end of the financial crisis

28 February 2019

The building society sector posted strong results for 2018. This continues the trend of strong performance by the since the end of the financial crisis.

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Savers £2.3 billion better off with building societies over last three years

27 February 2019

People saving with building societies earned £920 million in additional interest on their savings in 2018 than if they had earned the average interest rates paid by large Monetary Financial Institutions, a group mainly comprising the big banks.

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Congratulations Christopher Lawrenson MBE

27 February 2019

The BSA is delighted to share that Chris Lawrenson, Head of Legal Services at the BSA has been recognised for his many dedicated years of service to our sector.

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How does the building society customer experience really stack up?

27 February 2019

Michael Fotis, founder of Smart Money People discusses their report published today, entitled Buildings Societies vs BanksThe report examines customer experience across savings and mortgages through the customer feedback left on the Smart Money People website in 2018.   

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