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Our Impact

Our aim is to help Members achieve their unique financial goals and we do this by providing a range of niche mortgage and savings products. We know everyone’s circumstances are different and we aim to provide financial solutions to take that into account. We care about our community and charity partners and support them when we can. All information shown is correct as of December 2023.

Your Society in numbers

Two hands of one person holding another persons hand.

£20,000 each year

given in donations, sponsorship and charity awards

Our annual Charity Awards programme is a big part of our commitment to our local community. Each year we support 8 local charities with cash donations, sponsorship and fundraising. Find out more about the Bath Building Society Charity Awards and how you can apply.

Giving back

We take pride in helping out in our local community whenever we can. All colleagues are given one paid day a year as part of our Community Volunteering programme. We also actively encourage colleagues to use their expertise to help other organisations, schools, charities and community groups in our area whenever possible. It's a great way to really get to know the local community.We benchmark our community investment against others in the finance sector to make sure our “giving” programme is working. This includes financial donations and volunteering. The pound value of what we give back for each person at the Society equates to £1,123 a year (2023).

Financial education

More than 2,300 local students each year benefit from our Financial Education programme run in partnership with WizeUp.We are passionate about educating our local community to develop good money habits. As part of our Financial Education programme we work with local sixth forms to educate students and give them confidence to make sound financial decisions about borrowing, savings and budgeting as they prepare for University or working life.Current partner schools in our local community include Oldfield, Ralph Allen, Threeways, St. Gregory's, St. Marks, Mendip Studio, Writhlington, Somervale, Norton Hill, Beechen Cliff and Hayesfield. Also read about the work we do with Bath College, Project Search.
Palladian Archway in Bath City centre with Abbey in the background

Product innovation

As a small Society we specialise in creating bespoke mortgage and savings products for our Members. From niche mortgages for students and older borrowers, to innovative savings accounts to encourage our local community to develop a savings habit or save towards their first home. And our real life team of mortgage underwriters means we offer a personalised approach to manual underwriting that you won’t find with the automated underwriting service offered by the bigger banks.

Our FairLife pledge

Bath Building Society is proud to have taken the FairLife pledge and has been awarded the FairLife Mark for mortgages and cash savers.The FairLife Mark is a new fair trading initiative for the finance industry, designed to raise standards and increase trust. It recognises companies that put the financial wellbeing of customers at the heart of everything they do, price products honestly and trade with customers fairly.

Our Apprenticeships

Each year we offer young people the opportunity to kick start their career with an Apprenticeship at Bath Building Society. Our Apprentices are given the opportunity to learn and develop with on-the-job training and dedicated mentors in our key business areas, Savings & Mortgages.

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