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Savings for life

The Money and Pensions Service (MPS) estimates that 10.7 million adults in the UK don’t save regularly, and 11.5 million have less than £100 in savings to fall back on. These figures illustrate...

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The bank of the future isn't a bank at all

In 2016 I published a blog post on the Monzo website titled: The bank of the future will be a marketplace. I say Monzo, but in fact we were still called Mondo then. Since that post, we’ve changed...

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What is 'normal' monetary policy?

“She had many opinions but taken together they did not add up to a point of view”. - V. S. Naipaul, Guerrillas, 1975. He could have been writing about the Bank of England. On 5th March 2009 the...

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Reflecting back; looking forward

As we approach the 150th anniversary of the founding of the BSA, appropriately in a pub in Snow Hill, London (recalling that Ketley’s Building Society was founded in 1775 in a pub in Snow Hill,...

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The BSA Yearbook 2018/19: Facts, Figures and Opinions

The BSA Yearbook is the official handbook of the Building Societies Association, containing all the latest facts and figures from the UK's mortgage industry. The 2018/19 edition is now available...

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Mutuality, customer experience and fintech

Marsden Building Society CEO, Rob Pheasey reflects on a three-day programme with a group of BSA delegates in Boston, learning about financial services and regulation in the States.

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Can product innovation to help younger people onto the property ladder?

The challenges facing young people wanting to get on the housing ladder are well known and widely debated. Housing interventions by successive governments have increased in pace and scope over...

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What does it means to work in a mutual (customer-owned) organisation?

At its most basic, organisational culture is about the values, beliefs, attitudes and behaviours that employees share and use on a daily basis at work. It is what drives decisions and actions,...

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Challenges and opportunities facing building societies - CEOs share their views

We spoke to some of the newest building society CEOs – who all took up their role in 2017, about the challenges and opportunities ahead for their society and the industry generally. 

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The BSA Yearbook 2017/18: All Building Societies Association members and key trends

The guide to who’s who and what’s what in the world of building societies is here. The 2017/18 BSA Yearbook has just been released, featuring a full list of Building Societies Association Members and...

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