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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...

Mutuals: Better customer service

Industry publication,
Contact:
hilary mcvitty,
Last updated:
16 October 2012

Building societies and other mutuals are owned by their customers, or members. Their purpose therefore to serve their members’ saving and borrowing needs, not those of external shareholders. This is reflected in generally better standards of service than at shareholder...

BSA Conference

Newsbite,
Contact:
hilary mcvitty,
Last updated:
28 April 2016

Around 500 people are expected to gather at The Sage in Gateshead on 18 and 19 May for the 2016 Building Societies Association Conference #BSA2016.  Over the two days they will hear from a wide range of speakers from inside the sector and out, and from within the UK, Europe an...

Complexities around the new Apprenticeship Levy

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Contact:
hilary mcvitty,
Last updated:
30 August 2016

O ne thing is sure this summer – very few things in the political world have stood still and this has had inevitable knock-on effects across the great organ of Government.  August may see both Houses of Parliament in Recess, but Government continues.   The critical changes...

Cyber-Security an inevitable consequence of the interconnectedness of everything

Newsbite,
Contact:
hilary mcvitty,
Last updated:
31 May 2016

Listening to Richard Horne, a Partner at PwC specialising in Cyber Security, speaking at the BSA Conference, it became abundantly clear that cyber everything is proliferating.  With the increase in ‘digital’ and just the sheer cyber interconnectedness of everything comes signi...

Ill-designed European Union risks fixed-rate mortgage lending in the UK

Newsbite,
Contact:
hilary mcvitty,
Last updated:
01 September 2015

Fixed rate mortgages are massively popular with consumers, 68 per cent of all mortgage products from building societies in the first half of 2015 were fixed rate. With the narrative from the Bank of England hinting that the base rate will start to rise later this year or ea...

New students begin Leadership and Management MSc programme

Newsbite,
Contact:
hilary mcvitty,
Last updated:
27 October 2016

The BSA and Loughborough University School of Business and Economics, welcomed the new (second) intake onto the first year of their Leadership & Management MSc in mid-October.  This three-year programme covers key topics to grow internal leadership talent, from financial mana...

The branch of the future

Newsbite,
Contact:
hilary mcvitty,
Last updated:
31 May 2016

Listening to John Warren and Barnaby Davis speak about branches of the future at the BSA Annual Conference, in a presentation as engaging and interactive as the topic itself, it quickly became apparent that although branches have come a long, long way in the last 30 years, thi...

What's coming up in Parliament?

Newsbite,
Contact:
hilary mcvitty,
Last updated:
29 October 2015

MPs are only recently back from the party conferences and the House of Commons and the House of Lords will rise for the Christmas Recess on 17 and 22 December respectively.  Between now and then there will only be around 30 business days – and much to do.  Core business wil...

Best practice with the Vulnerability Taskforce

Article,
Contact:
hilary mcvitty,
Last updated:
25 February 2016

Last year, building societies, banks, charities, trade bodies and consumer groups joined forces to launch the first ever Financial Services Vulnerability Taskforce. Chaired by Joanna Elson OBE, Chief Executive of the Money Advice Trust, the taskforce is designed to ensure the ...

Making progress: apprenticeships and gender pay

Article,
Contact:
hilary mcvitty,
Last updated:
25 February 2016

The Government is being very active on the people front at the moment, bringing with it a mixed bag of opportunity, cost and additional reporting requirements for some.  The fact that the Government has a manifesto commitment to deliver three million new apprenticeships du...

External events & speeches

Page,
Contact:
hilary mcvitty,
Last updated:
18 June 2015


Women in Finance Charter

Page,
Contact:
hilary mcvitty,
Last updated:
10 November 2017

The Building Societies Association is proud to have signed up to the Women in Finance Charter .  We have committed to work to increase the number of women, as the under-represented gender in our small leadership team, to 30% by 2021. Our positive action will include an ins...

BSA's Head of Mortgage Policy on MMC and mortgage lending

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Contact:
hilary mcvitty,
Last updated:
30 August 2018

This month, Paul Broadhead, Head of Mortgage and Housing Policy at the BSA joined representatives from the Cambridge Building Society and Oxford Brookes University for a filmed discussion panel on mortgage innovation and modular construction hosted by the Future Cities Forum....

BSA Annual Lunch, 13 November 2014

Speech webcast,
Contact:
hilary mcvitty,
Last updated:
13 November 2014

BSA Annual Lunch, 13 November 2014 - David Cutter, BSA Chairman’s remarks Just 25 weeks from today, on May the 7 th , the UK goes to the polls for the General Election. In preparation for this we have already seen the media gearing up, and all the political parties ...