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About us

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14 October 2013

The Building Societies Association is the voice for building societies in the UK and for some other mutual financial service providers.  Together these organisations serve over 20 million customers up and down the length of the UK and have total assets above £330 billion.  In...

Track lost savings & old building societies

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28 November 2013

Through this page you can start to trace a lost savings account and find out what happened to a building society where the name no longer exists. Searching will tell you if the society changed its name, demutualised to become a bank or was taken over by another building soc...

Members

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25 July 2013


Mortgages and housing

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24 July 2013


About the BSA

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21 November 2016

The Building Societies Association or BSA is the voice for building societies and for some other mutual financial service providers.  Together these organisations serve over 20 million customers up and down the length of the UK and have total assets of over £364 billion. In...

Glossary of terms

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18 July 2014

Approvals (Commitments) - Approvals indicate the value of mortgage loan applications which have newly proceeded to the stage where a satisfactory property valuation has been obtained and the society has agreed in principle to lend. The advance of mortgage money depend...

BSA Property Tracker

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20 September 2016

The BSA Property Tracker   explores consumer sentiment regarding the UK property market via a quarterly consumer survey. The Property Tracker, run by Canadean Consumer research for the BSA, asks a number of questions to 2,000 adults every quarter. The questions cover: ...

Mortgage & housing statistics

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04 January 2017


Savings statistics

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04 January 2017


Sector info & performance

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16 July 2014


Sector information

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16 July 2016

  Individual building society key operating statistics List of building societies by asset size  Data from last available annual reports Data from the BSA Yearbook showing each ind...

Latest BSA statistics

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21 November 2016

Mortgage lending  Mortgage lending in the third quarter of the year (July– September 2016): Building societies approved 110,129 mortgage loans, a 30% share of the 366,125 mortgage loans approved across the market in the period. Gross mortgage lending by building soci...

Building societies punch above their weight in mortgage market

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26 November 2014

Building societies are continuing to punch above their weight in the mortgage market, with gross lending, net lending and approvals on the increase in July - September 2014 (Q3).   Commenting on the sector's results, the BSA said:   "Building societies have approved near...

Building societies approve 91,000 mortgages in Q1

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26 May 2015

Building societies lent £12.7 billion of gross new mortgages in the first three months of the year, new data released by the BSA has revealed. This accounts for 29% of all new lending across the market. Societies also approved over 91,000 mortgages in the first quarter.   ...

The Treasury has this morning made an announcement about the level of protection that savers will receive under the Financial Services Compensation Scheme. Under the European Deposit Guarantee Schemes Directive the UK has to re-set this level every five years bringing it in...