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Charlotte Bell

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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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The times they are a changing: Andrew Sentance and Dick Jenkins talk Brexit and Bob Dylan

Former university bandmates ex-MPC member Andrew Sentance and 2015-17 BSA Chairman Dick Jenkins reunited on stage for the opening session of the BSA Annual Conference in London. They resisted...

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What lies ahead for UK business?

  A number of speakers at the Building Societies Annual Conference in May 2017 had referred to building societies having an important social role that went beyond merely providing services to...

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Digital transformation in financial services: Is it just a fad to get businesses investing in more technology?

Tap “digital transformation” into Google and you’ll get nearly 10m results. Add financial services to narrow the search and you’re looking at over 4m hits. It’s a big talking point, and big...

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Key priorities for building societies: the vulnerable customer

Supporting “vulnerability” is hard. It includes dealing with old age or physical or mental health conditions, individuals who lack financial knowledge and confidence and individuals targeted for...

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What I'd change: Building society CEOs & directors share their views

  At the 2016 BSA annual conference we asked building society CEOs and directors what they’d change if they could? In this post we provide a few of the viewpoints from key members and other senior...

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The top 4 challenges within building societies today

  One of the things that partners and suppliers are interested to learn about are the top challenges facing building societies today. At the 2016 BSA annual conference, we spoke to a cross-section...

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