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30 January 2019
In an evening of celebration, Michael Kozlowski, Balance Sheet Strategist at Yorkshire Building Society was awarded with the coveted CertBALM qualification as well as the award for Outstanding Academic Achievement.
Earlier this month the 2019 British Bank Awards finalists were revealed. Building societies are recognised across all relevant awards, in a lineup that compared more than 160 financial firms in 25 categories.
Independent research carried out by YouGov between 11- 14 January 2019 shows that building society members receive better service compared to customers of banks and other providers.
19 December 2018
Taxpayers are not being treated fairly a House of Lords committee has concluded. HMRC Powers: Treating Taxpayers Fairly says that recent powers provided to HMRC undermine the rule of law and hinder taxpayers' access to justice. The Economic Affairs Committee calls for the oversight of HMRC and its powers to be reviewed.
Monday 17 December was a day of massive pride and celebration as the first cohort of students on the BSA/Loughborough University MSc programme graduated after three years of study.
13 December 2018
The Digital Mutual was the culmination of the BSA's work over the last year to engage with building societies on digital innovation. A key aspect of this has been assessing the potential impact of Open Banking, which came into play in early 2018.
26 November 2018
A new research paper from the Bank of England finds that building societies charged lower mortgage rates than banks and specialist lenders, indicating ownership type can have an important effect on outcomes in the mortgage market.
21 November 2018
Building societies stole the show at the Mortgage Finance Gazette Awards 2019: eight took home awards whilst fourteen Societies achieved highly commended status.
15 November 2018
BSA Associate, Paragon Customer Communications, notes the importance of technology when communicating.
13 November 2018
As the BSA launches its independent report on intergenerational mortgages, we take a look at some of the stand-out figures surrounding would-be younger homeowners.
08 November 2018
BSA Associate, TLT shares lessons learned under Open Banking since its rollout earlier this year.
05 November 2018
Ahead of a new report that explores options for first-time buyers in the years ahead, we take stock of the current scene for the UK's would-be homeowners.
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