We're Committed To Financial Education


As a Society, we are passionate about working with local schools and colleges to educate our young people to appreciate and manage money effectively.  CEO, Kevin Gray, talks about the importance of financial education in schools and plans to encourage savings habits from a young age: I was recently discussing mortgages with my youngest child Lucy. I mentioned to her that ‘interest only mortgag…

In Savings

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National Apprenticeship Week


Bath Building Society has partnered with the City of Bath College providing a work based apprenticeship programme for local students for several years. During National Apprenticeship Week we chatted to our current Apprentice, Customer Service Advisor, 17-year-old Business Administration student, Jake Vernon.  We talked about what he's learnt so far during his time as an apprentice with us and …

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A Home For Your Savings, Saving For Your Home


My colleagues argue that the above phrase neatly describes the services that Building Societies provide to their Members.  It is true that people place their hard-earned money in Bath Building Society’s safe keeping as it’s more secure than just sticking it in the teapot or under the mattress.  It’s a matter of fact that no-one has ever lost money by saving with any Building Society. However, the…

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There is a way single borrowers can afford to buy their own home


Housing affordability in the UK is a hot topic. And while the situation is showing slow but sure signs of improving, the number of adult children living with parents while they save for the keys to their own front door, continues to rise.    The high value of UK property requires every potential home buyer to pass two major tests in order to grab their dream home.  The affordabili…

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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…

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