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Financial Diversity & the Regulators

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kate creagh,
Last updated:
31 May 2016

With the new Bank of England and Financial Services Act now in law the building society sector has gained a significantly stronger competition requirement. Clause 20 in the act requires the regulators to consider financial diversity, specifically mutuality, when carrying out i...

The Queen's Speech

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kate creagh,
Last updated:
31 May 2016

The Government announced its legislative programme for the coming year on 18 May 2016, with a number of Bills of interest for the building society sector.  A brief outline of what we can expect follows, with further information due as Bills are published in the coming months. ...

BSA members set target of 1 million workplace savers

Press release,
Contact:
kate creagh,
Last updated:
21 January 2020

Building societies and BSA member credit unions are working to help create one million workplace savers by 2025 7.5 million people in work do not currently save The target supports the Money and Pensions Service which is planning to help an additional two million more...

Introduction to the sector

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kate creagh,
Last updated:
10 January 2019

For people, not shareholders This leaflet gives an overview of the sector, answering some of the questions the BSA receives about building societies. You can download the leaflet by clicking on the image or here . For more information please contact Kate Creagh .  ...

Key pages of the BSA website

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kate creagh,
Last updated:
18 April 2016

The BSA produces a range of material for varied audiences.  We have signposted below pages that may be of use to you. Key statistics Facts and figures about building societies and other mutuals including building society assets, savings market and mortgage market statisti...

BSA Autumn Statement submission

Industry response,
Contact:
kate creagh,
Last updated:
09 November 2016

Dear Chancellor   Autumn Statement 2016 Given the significant changes, challenges and opportunities facing the UK as a result of the EU Referendum and what will flow from it, we have set out some thoughts and ideas which we hope will be of value as you develop your Autu...

Our response to the Bank of England and Financial Services Public Bill Commitee

Industry response,
Contact:
kate creagh,
Last updated:
11 February 2016

The Building Societies Association response to the Bank of England and Financial Services Public Bill Committee is here . It covers Clause 19 (financial diversity) and clauses 20, 23 and 24 which cover the strengthening accountability regime.

Draft Finance Bill 2016

Industry response,
Contact:
kate creagh,
Last updated:
10 February 2016

The Building Societies Association's submission to the House of Lords Economic Affairs Finance Bill Sub-Committee.   To read the document click here .

EU regulatory framework for financial services: Call for Evidence

Industry response,
Contact:
kate creagh,
Last updated:
19 February 2016

The BSA's response to the European Commission's call for evidence on the regulatory framework for financial services is here .

Consumers' Access to Financial Services

Industry response,
Contact:
kate creagh,
Last updated:
14 December 2018

The Building Societies Association (BSA) represents all 43 UK building societies and four larger credit unions. Building societies are primarily savings and mortgage institutions, and are owned by their customers (the members). They are required by law to obtain at least 50% ...

Decarbonisation of the UK Economy and Green Finance inquiry

Industry response,
Contact:
kate creagh,
Last updated:
06 August 2019

This is the BSA's response to the Treasury Select Committee's inquiry into the decarbonisation of the UK Economy and Green Finance.

1.2 million mortgage customers given mortgage payment holidays

Press release,
Contact:
kate creagh,
Last updated:
14 April 2020

Over 1.2 million mortgage payment holidays have been offered by lenders to customers impacted by Covid-19. Action by lenders means one in nine mortgages in the UK are now subject to a payment holiday. The number of payment holidays in place more than tripled in the two week...

BSA Press and Public Affairs contacts

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kate creagh,
Last updated:
03 October 2014

If you are a member of the public looking to contact the BSA, email  Simon Rex  or call 020 7520 5900.   If you are a parliamentarian, journalist or stakeholder, please contact:   Kate Creagh Public Affairs Manager 020 7520 5905 kate.creagh@bsa.org.uk   ...

Rebuilding Business for Society report

Event,
Contact:
kate creagh,
Last updated:
04 September 2020

This webinar will provide attendees with an opportunity to hear about the ‘Rebuilding Business for Society’ report, produced with the support of the Association for Financial Mutuals, the Building Societies Association, Co-operatives UK, the Employee Ownership Association an...