Blog Posts in 2019

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…

In Mortgages

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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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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 …

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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

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