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2020 Vision - The Mortgage of the Future

Industry publication,
Contact:
simon rex,
Last updated:
16 November 2012

The BSA has published research looking at what the mortgage market will look like in 2020. The research looks at a wide range of factors that may influence the types of mortgage that are being sold in 2020. It looks at how the demand for mortgages will change by 2020, ...

A diversity index for financial services

Industry publication,
Contact:
simon rex,
Last updated:
24 June 2013

This publication summarises new research that measures changes in corporate diversity in retail financial services markets. This constructs an index of diversity from four sub-indices covering firm size, ownership, funding approach and geographic spread. Diversity as measure...

An analysis of the relative performance of UK banks and building societies

Industry publication,
Contact:
simon rex,
Last updated:
10 September 2015

Building societies outperform banks across a number of financial indicators, according to a new report by Cass Business School, City University London.   Take a look at the summary report here. You can read the full report here.

Banking Conduct of Business Sourcebook - industry guidance

Industry publication,
Contact:
andrew hopkins,
Last updated:
24 December 2015

The Financial Conduct Authority's Banking Conduct of Business Sourcebook (BCOBS) came into force on 1 November 2009. BCOBS applies to firms carrying out the activity of accepting deposits from banking customers in the UK, for example by providing saving and current account...

BSA Chief Executive Opinion Survey

Industry publication,
Contact:
simon rex,
Last updated:
10 June 2010

This document is based on a survey of Chief Executives of BSA members conducted in mid-March 2010. 33 out of 53 institutions responded, representing almost three quarters of the sector’s assets. Topics covered in the report include Chief Executives’ opinions on: • the outl...

BSA Yearbook 2017/18

Industry publication,
Contact:
simon rex,
Last updated:
16 November 2017

The BSA Yearbook is the official handbook of the Building Societies Association, with all the latest facts and figures from the UK's mortgage industry. Also in this edition: Ecology Building Society on supporting housing that is affordable, community-led and ecological ...

Building societies and financial education

Industry publication,
Contact:
hilary mcvitty,
Last updated:
17 May 2016

Building societies across the UK have been supporting the financial needs of individuals for almost 250 years. Today over a third of the population are a member of a building society. This report reviews the scale, form and potential impact of the financial education activi...

Building societies at the heart of their communities

Industry publication,
Contact:
simon rex,
Last updated:
06 July 2010

Based on a survey of societies conducted earlier this year, the BSA has written a report entitled Building societies at the heart of their communities which explores societies' charitable activities within their local communities. The report finds that building socie...

Building society culture: Views from the top

Industry publication,
Contact:
simon rex,
Last updated:
15 December 2016

During autumn 2016 the BSA commissioned a specialist governance consultancy, Independent Audit Ltd (IAL), to conduct a survey of building society chairmen to provide insight to the corporate culture and the role of boards in building societies. Download the report here .

Building Society Governance

Industry publication,
Contact:
simon rex,
Last updated:
18 May 2015

An independent report by Odgers Berndtson has reviewed governance in building societies. It has found that the quality of governance in the sector has improved significantly since the financial crisis. Take a look here. To request a print copy, email simon.rex@bsa....

Building Society - Mutuals' role in local economic & community development

Industry publication,
Contact:
simon rex,
Last updated:
20 November 2013

The Building Societies Association represents a diverse group of financial services providers; some are household names, delivering services across the UK, some operate only in certain areas and are more familiar to the people who live there; whilst others operate nationally ...

Can I get a mortgage at my age?

Industry publication,
Contact:
simon rex,
Last updated:
18 May 2016

It is not ‘impossible’ for older borrowers to get mortgage finance, but you could be forgiven for thinking so. This leaflet looks to dispel the myths with facts and provide sources for additional information, whether you are looking to borrow from a building society or other m...

Can't pay your mortgage?

Industry publication,
Contact:
simon rex,
Last updated:
09 November 2017

The BSA and  National Debtline  have produced a leaflet designed to help and support those who are concerned about making their monthly mortgage repayments. To download the leaflet please click here. Hard copies also available. Please contact us  to order/ enquire....

Conversations with members

Industry publication,
Contact:
simon rex,
Last updated:
21 January 2010

This is the fourth edition of this report from the BSA, and it seeks to investigate current practices in member engagement at building societies and to share innovations and ideas that have been successful. The report presents the progress building societies have made over...

Converting failed financial institutions into mutual organisations

Industry publication,
Contact:
simon rex,
Last updated:
01 June 2011

This report, published for the Building Societies Association (BSA), reveals a strong case for converting failed banks into mutual organisations. In light of the report, the BSA urges the Government to consider seriously returning Northern Rock bank to the mutual sector. ...