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Age becoming critical factor in housing market

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30 June 2016

House prices, an ageing population and consumer expectations are prompting a shift in the UK housing market, consumer research from the Building Societies Association suggests.  The latest Property Tracker survey results show a lack of downsizing in later life, despite plans t...

Apprenticeships now under Department for Education following cabinet reshuffle

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28 July 2016

After a turbulent few weeks in Westminster, clarity is emerging around the newly-appointed ministers. The Department for Education (DfE) has taken over responsibility for Higher and Further Education policy, as well as apprenticeship and wider skills policy;this was previously...

Brexit: What next?

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30 June 2016

Since last Friday’s Referendum result, the topic of the UK’s departure from the European Union has reverberated around the world. The BSA discusses potential effects. There has been a lot of conversation, speculation and expectation regarding the future of the UK after the...

Building societies dominate independent best buy tables for mortgages and savings accounts

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29 September 2016

Building societies are dominating the top-end of independent best buy tables when it comes to consumers preferred savings accounts and mortgage providers . Fairer Finance is an organisation which helps consumers to find a bank or building society that offers a good service,...

Celebration as first year concludes on the BSA MSc programme

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30 June 2016

It was an evening of celebration at Loughborough University last week, as the BSA MSc Leadership and Management students marked the end of their first academic year on the programme, with an evening of reflection, celebration and a barbeque with their CEO’s, mentors and line ...

Customer service report: A millennial's interpretation

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28 July 2016

As part of his work experience placement at the BSA, student Joe Gooding interprets YouGov data from a recent survey to see how building societies are performing against other financial services when it comes to customer satisfaction. I have had a savings account for arou...

'First of its kind' branch in a library brings mutual benefits

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29 September 2016

An innovative partnership between Newcastle Building Society and Stockton Borough Council saw the opening of a branch of the building society within a local town library last month.   Locals, library visitors and customers gave the move a ‘thumbs up’, praising the convenie...

Innovative fundraising at Earl Shilton Building Society

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08 August 2016

Earl Shilton Building Society is supporting two good causes by making a 25p donation for each vote cast at its recent AGM.  The society selects two charities each year to benefit from these donations and this year supported the Huntington’s Disease Association (HDA) and the ...

'Money Minds' financial education programme launched

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29 September 2016

Yorkshire Building Society has launched an innovative new financial education programme to be delivered by colleagues in schools across the UK. Money Minds is a free programme consisting of a series of activities and projects designed to promote discussion and learning amon...

Mutual guests welcomed from 'Down Under' at YBS

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30 August 2016

Yorkshire Building Society (YBS) has welcomed a delegation of visitors from one of Australia’s largest mutual financial institutions. The group from Teachers Mutual Bank, based in Homebush, near Sydney, talked with senior figures from the Bradford-based building society. T...

Staff from Progressive Building Society pulled on their running shoes and ran into the dark of night last Wednesday, all in the name of charity. The team took part in the Belfast City Airport/Grant Thornton Runway Run challenge in a bid to raise money for the Welcom...

Updated: Ministerial contacts

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28 July 2016

Please find below the latest ministerial contacts relevant to the Financial Services sector. Alternatively, you may wish to download the list here . Treasury Simon Kirby MP as Economic Secretary to the Treasury, our key Minister at the Treasury Communities and ...

The Tipton's Chief Executive gears up for 100-mile charity cycle ride

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28 July 2016

The Chief Executive of Tipton and Coseley Building Society is preparing for a 100-mile charity bike ride to raise funds for the staff’s nominated charity, Wolverhampton-based Promise Dreams .   Richard Newton is taking part in the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100; an eve...

KPMG launch interactive building society dashboard

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26 January 2017

In early January KPMG announced the launch of their Building Society Dashboard, which is now available online. It’s the culmination of a number of months of intense activity that will help to develop better user experiences starting off with the ability to view, compare and a...

British Bank Awards 2017 names two building societies best mortgage and savings providers

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23 February 2017

Two key accolades at this year's  British Bank Awards  were awarded to building societies. Nationwide Building Society won the award for Best Mortgage Provider, whilst Vernon Building Society was named the Best Savings Provider, pipping a raft of leading UK and online financ...