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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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Savings innovation in the age of the millennial

Today’s savings environment is characterised by low interest rates with the light at the end of the tunnel for many savers being provided by some challenger banks with better savings interest...

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Long termism in an accelerating world - and what it means for building societies

  At a recent NEDs dinner, I asked what timeframe they thought long term planning should encompass. Immediate responses were about the typical three-to-five-year business planning horizon, which...

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Key questions you need to ask about your defined benefit pension scheme

1. Do you know how much your DB scheme costs to run? It can be difficult to get information on how much your defined benefit pension scheme costs to run, but it’s important to understand how much...

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The key challenges and opportunities facing building societies in a data-driven, customer led world

Data security, digital disruptions and regulatory changes mean that building societies are working within an increasingly challenging environment. Demands from stakeholders, investors, government...

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3 ways to start improving your mortgage loan process today

Originating a mortgage is no easy task. It is people and information intensive. Every bit of information must be double verified and internally double or triple checked. To make matters worse, as...

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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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International sharing, fresh ideas and inspiration

The BSA has a long tradition of welcoming overseas visitors as they pass through London, taking the opportunities to share experiences and learn from each other. The commercial issues we face are...

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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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