100% mortgages to students are maybe not such a daft idea


At the time of writing this article, my youngest daughter had just received her A Level results. The good news is that she achieved the grades required to get her into University College London to study Applied Medical Science. As a proud father, I’m delighted at her success. Well done to her and indeed to all others who are off to Uni this Autumn.  Having guaranteed her place at college, my d…

Read full post

1 in 5 Brits Don't Have £100 Saved For A Rainy Day


2019 marks the 150th anniversary of the Building Societies Association (BSA), the trade body for all of the building societies operating in the United Kingdom and also a number of the largest credit unions too.  Being an important milestone for the whole mutual sector, the BSA held its May annual conference in the sunny splendour of the nation’s capital city, at the Queen Elizabeth II Conference …

Read full post

A Year Down On The Farm


And what a year it was.  As we pass on the Bath Building Society Charity of the Year crown to our successors, the amazing Bath-based charity VOICES, we wanted to take a moment to say a huge thank you to the staff, members and customers of Bath Building Society for their dedicated support.  We are absolutely delighted and forever grateful for the £6,440 raised for the farm. Back in…

In Community

Read full post

Mortgages can help achieve a zero-carbon world


In our latest blog, CEO, Kevin Gray, talks about how mortgages can help achieve a zero carbon world. In the last few years, I have been growing ever more conscious of the impact that we humans are having on the planet, particularly the threat from irreversible climate change caused by the unchecked burning of fossil fuels.  In short, I am convinced that if we are to prevent catast…

Read full post

Siberia, common sense and an apology


Every time we have snow, you can predict without fail that there will be a chorus of people saying, “I don’t know why this catches us out; we’re never prepared for this! Three snowflakes and London grinds to a halt….” And those people have a point. It does seem to take surprisingly little snow to affect us quite badly. We are, of course, experiencing “the Beast from the East” in which a mass o…

Read full post