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Housing for all: realistic possibility or pipedream?

As the fifth largest economy in the world you would expect that housing the nation in adequate accommodation would have always been a priority. Rising homelessness, a reduction in the provision of...

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The Digital Mutual at the BSA Annual Conference

Digital innovation is the ubiquitous buzzword of the moment and with good reason. Technologies that are a central part of our day-to-day lives from APIs and cloud services to digital IDs and...

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Improving operational resilience through collaboration

Following the publication of the Discussion Paper by the Bank of England and FCA last Summer, Operational Resilience continues to be a growing topic for all regulated Financial Institutions, and...

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Focus on culture

“My assessment of recent history is that there has not been a case of a major prudential or conduct failing in a firm which did not have among its root causes a failure of culture as manifested in...

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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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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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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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