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Building on the Bank of Mum and Dad

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13 November 2018

Read the full independent report, 'Intergenerational mortgages: Building on the Bank of Mum and Dad' .

About the BSA and our Members

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05 February 2020


The Government has issued detailed guidance for those who are close to moving house and those who are looking to buy or sell a home at this difficult time.   The full guidance is available here.  

Close to home: mortgages and the Ombudsman

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11 February 2016

A guest blog by the Financial Ombudsman Service. Wouldn’t it be great if we could buy our dream home without the aid of a mortgage? Of course, very few people are lucky enough to do this. Taking out a mortgage will almost certainly be the biggest financial commitment w...

The Mutuals' APPG - a word from the Chair

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11 February 2016

A guest blog by Gareth Thomas, MP for Harrow West and Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Mutuals. As long as I’ve been involved in politics I’ve had a profound interest in where business, when run in an efficient and fair way, can be harnessed to help ordinary...

Cyber Attacks – prepare for the inevitable…

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10 February 2016

A guest blog by Martin Tyley, KPMG Partner and Cyber Lead in the North We live in a world where we expect tailored interactive services to be at our fingertips. The concept of going to a library to look something up in an Encyclopaedia is now alien to a generation – Telete...

Roots and branches

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11 February 2016

Building societies’ place on the high street has been established for over 100 years. But how do organisations with their roots in the Victorian era, adapt to the ever-changing needs of their consumers, whilst retaining the traditional values that set them aside from their co...

The post-Election environment

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26 May 2015

The dust is only beginning to settle after an astonishing election. There is a Conservative majority government. This week, 56 Scottish National Party MPs took their seats in the House of Commons. An EU referendum is almost certain. So what can we expect from the next five...

Guest blog: Clear Recognition for Good Business

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01 October 2020

Guest blog by Jenny Herrera, CEO, Good Business Foundation The Good Business Charter is a simple yet effective way to recognise responsible businesses.  It has been set up by the Good Business Foundation, a charity registered in England and Wales, and has trustee representat...

Guest blog: Unleashing co-operatives and other mutuals is critical to the recovery

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02 October 2020

This article was originally published on PoliticsHome Speaking at the launch of a new report, Shadow Chancellor, Anneliese Dodds, emphasised the critical role of co-operatives and other mutuals in rebuilding business, recovering jobs and retraining workers. This year, the...

Now is the time to build a diverse and balanced workforce

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06 November 2020

Originally published in BSA  Society Matters magazine By Tracey Johnson, HR Director, Leek United Building Society Leek United is one of the latest building societies to sign up for the Women in Finance Charter.  Here, the society shares what influenced its decision...

Guest blog: Open banking for good: How building societies can benefit

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16 November 2020

Originally published in BSA  Society Matters magazine By Simon Lyons, Head of Ecosystem Engagement, Open Banking Implementation Entity​ Open banking is changing the way we engage with financial institutions: lowering the barrier between building societies and the...

By BSA Associate, KPMG As we fast approach the end of the 2020 which may be reported, from many aspects, as perhaps one of the most challenging years, it’s good to look ahead at how procurement will evolve.  Procurement as we know it, is changing. Societies are now lookin...

Guest blog: The light at the end of the tunnel

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14 December 2020

By BSA Associate, Gateway Surveyors In surveying circles, 2020 has been a year like no other, as surveying services did something never seen before, other than on Christmas Day, in that it just stopped.  In the light of the growing COVID pandemic the surveying industry dem...

Guest blog: Rays of Economic light - Andy Haldane, Bank of England

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17 December 2020

By Andy Haldane, Bank of England Chief Economist, 17 November 2020 Originally published in BSA Society Matters Magazine - Winter 2020 Looking at the positives for a brighter 2021 – economic recovery, human resilience, financial support to those who need it, opportu...