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Digital Mutual – Implementing innovations in savings

Event,
Contact:
christie hall,
Last updated:
10 May 2022

This will be an online event using the Zoom platform. Join us for the BSA's latest Digital Mutual event, which will focus solely on the changing face of savings and deposits.  Technology is rapidly changing how building societies and credit unions engage with savers,...

Improving the vulnerable customer bereavement journey

Event,
Contact:
jessica metelski,
Last updated:

Improving your customer bereavement journey can enhance your mutuality mission and your lending potential.  See how the latest cloud-based technology can create a much-improved experience for this important vulnerable customer journey. Learn how and why this vulnerable...

Lost a savings account?

Factsheet,
Contact:
simon rex,
Last updated:
23 April 2015

Through the BSA website you can trace savings that you have lost touch with. It is also possible to trace another person's lost account if you are legally empowered to do so. This web-based tracing service is FREE and operates through: mylostaccount.org.uk Mylostacco...

ISAs - Individual Savings Accounts

Factsheet,
Contact:
simon rex,
Last updated:
27 October 2021

Cash ISAs are the main cash-based tax-free savings product offered by building societies and they are a particular strength of building societies, with the sector regularly having over 35% of the market. An Individual Savings Account (ISA) is not a product in its right but...

Junior Individual Savings Accounts (JISAs)

Factsheet,
Contact:
simon rex,
Last updated:
27 October 2021

Junior ISAs were introduced in November 2011 as a replacement to Child Trust Funds. Junior ISAs have the following key features: All UK resident children under the age of 18 who do not have a CTF are eligible for Junior ISAs. All returns are be tax-free.  Both cash and...

Child Trust Funds

Factsheet,
Contact:
simon rex,
Last updated:
27 October 2021

Child Trust Funds were launched in 2005 and made available to all children born in the UK between 1 September 2002 and 2 January 2011.  They have now been replaced by junior ISAs. The aim of CTF accounts was to engender a savings habit among children; providing a cushion of ...

MoneyLIVE Building Societies

Event,
Contact:
raffaella patmore,
Last updated:
19 May 2022

The BSA is the industry partner of MoneyLIVE Building Societies - a one day, face to face event taking place on 21 June in Birmingham. The programme provides an opportunity for building societies to collaborate (within the bounds of competition law), problem solve and s...

Savers get a better deal from building societies

Press release,
Contact:
amy mccluskey,
Last updated:
20 March 2017

New data shows that building societies give the UK’s hard pressed savers a better deal than other deposit takers do[1]. The Building Societies Association (BSA) has collated this new data using a similar methodology to the effective rates data compiled and published by the...

Pressures in the economy challenge homebuyers and savers

Press release,
Contact:
hilary mcvitty,
Last updated:
14 August 2017

Developments in the wider economy are making it more challenging for homebuyers and savers. Building societies continue to support both groups, and maintained a high market share of new mortgage lending and savings in the second quarter of 2017. Mortgage lending Q2  Buil...

Sector info & performance

Page,
Contact:
simon rex,
Last updated:
04 February 2022


Savings statistics

Page,
Contact:
simon rex,
Last updated:
29 March 2022


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 brief response to joint consultation on FSCS management expenses levy limit 2016/ 17

Industry response,
Contact:
andrea jeffries,
Last updated:
12 February 2016

We welcome the slight reduction in the MELL budget but argue for more detail on "strategic change" expenditure. Click here for the response.

Help to Buy ISA - draft implemetation documents

Industry response,
Contact:
andrea jeffries,
Last updated:
01 July 2015

We are pleased to offer comment on the draft target operating process and operational principles for Help to Buy ISA circulated on 22 June 2015.  Help to Buy ISA should prove a welcome tool to help young home buyers take their first step on the housing ladder.  The product sho...

Industry response to HMRC draft CTF to JISA draft guidance

Industry response,
Contact:
andrea jeffries,
Last updated:
20 February 2015

We welcome the flexibility that the ability to transfer from CTFs to JISAs brings. To align with standard practice, an industry working group has produced CTF to JISA transfer guidelines and model forms which are also included in this response. Click below to read ...