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BSA Conference

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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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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

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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

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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

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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

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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?

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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...

National Numeracy Challenge

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12 March 2014

We use numbers in our daily lives, often without even realising it.  We need number skills to check that we’ve been given the right change or to buy the right amount of ingredients to cook a meal, just as much as to check our bank statement or work out a monthly household ...

What do the new mortgage regulations mean for you?

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26 April 2014

What has changed? On 26 April 2014 new rules came into force which changed the way that the sale of mortgages is regulated. The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), which regulates all mortgage lenders in the UK, has changed its rules following a long and detailed review. T...

Lenders help 'mortgage prisoners'

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20 August 2018

Some mortgage customers who took out their mortgage before the financial crisis started in 2007/8 and who are up to date with their repayments would benefit from having a new mortgage deal but are finding that they cannot move.  These borrowers may have been on a fixed rate ...

The Branch of the Future

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22 July 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...

Cyber-Security an inevitable consequence of the interconnectedness of everything

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21 June 2016

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

What's coming up in Parliament?

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17 November 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 wi...

This three-year programme developed by the BSA in partnership with the Loughborough University School of Business and Economics is clearly working.  It is inspiring confidence and growing the knowledge base and leadership skills of all 46 students across the two year groups. ...

Mutuality is good for customers and financial stability: 7th EACB Convention

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03 April 2017

Coincidentally, the day before Article 50 was triggered we found ourselves in Brussels.   This visit was not Brexit related - although the subject may have come up.  Our purpose was to join with the family of mutual, co-operative banks which exist all over Europe, at the 7 th...