Links

Useful Links (including Building Societies)

All-Party Parliamentary Group for Mutuals
“Building Societies” – paper written by Manfred Davidmann
Financial Conduct Authority
Consumer Action Group (Consumer forums on banks & building societies)  
Conversion, Performance and Executive Compensation in UK Building Societies  
Investment Association Public Register (Register of FTSE companies with significant opposition to proposals – mainly on pay)
Building Society Governance (BSA commissioned report)
High Pay Centre (Independent non-party think tank)
Huffington Post (Asa Cusack blog on Nationwide Building Society)
HM Treasury – Post-legislative Assessment of the Building Societies (Funding) and Mutual Societies (Transfers) Act 2007
Nationwide Building Society – Wikipedia
Nationwide Building Society Response to FRC Consultation
Nationwide Building Society – Forum
Nationwide Building Society – Review
Nationwide Building Society – Review
Nationwide Building Society “Talkback” Events 
Nationwide Building Society – Blog by David Hembrow
“The Governance of Mutuality” (research publication commissioned by the BSA)
“Time to Democratise Building Societies”
“What is the Future of Mutuals Now” – Gresham College Lecture
“Why Building Societies are not Democratic”
Building Societies (Data on all building societies)
Building Societies Association (Old pals club for building society directors. Does not represent members of societies and not to be confused with the BSMA)
Governance Reform of Building Societies
Citizens Advice Bureau
Cold Call Phone Numbers (Find out who has phoned you)
Companies House (on-line access to files during office hours only)
Which? (Consumers’ Association)
Council of Mortgage Lenders (twinned with BSA)
Daily Mail Money Site (Thisismoney)
Positive Money (Movement to democratise money and banking)
“Engaging Conversations” (BSA Eyewash Paper on how building societies are very mutual)
Financial Ombudsman Service (includes building societies)
Financial Reporting Council
Free environmental information on your area
Government publications (includes building societies and register of interests of all MPs)
Government site for all gas & electricity prices (see below). Also see uswitch
Building Societies Act
HM Treasury
Independent Banking Advisory Service (Acts for borrowers to resolve problems on mortgage shortfall debt arising from home repossession. Provides information and case studies)
Equality Trust (For a more equal society)
Land Registry
Compactlaw (Free legal information)
Lending Code Standards Board
Legal Beagles (Consumer Rights – Forums)
Moneyfacts Monthly Magazine (the bible for mortgage and savings rates)
Moneywise (Reviews of Nationwide Building Society)
National Association of Bank & Insurance Customers (Advice and assistance with personal finance problems – includes building societies)
Open Government (Civil society network)
Parliament (Information on MPs, Parliametary committees, etc.)
Parliamentary Early Day Motions
Pensions Ombudsman
Pensions Regulator
Prudential Regulation Authority
Epolitix (Political news (information on MPs. Forums include building societies)
Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
Royal Mail (Find post codes & addresses)
Save Our Savers (Campaign for savers)
Send a fax to your MP plus information on your MP
Subsidence Claims Advisory Bureau (Help with subsidence problems)
Single Transferable Vote for a Fair Voting System
Tax Aid (Help with tax problems)
Financial Ombudsman Service
Trading Standards Institute
Treasury Select Committee (Reports on building society matters)
Treasury Select Committee 9th Report (demutualisation)
UK Legislation (HMSO)
Webcasting of Parliament (Commons, Lords and Select Committees live on webcam)
Fairer Finance Campaign

 

Building Societies Links

Bath
Beverley
Buckinghamshire
Cambridge
Chorley & District
Coventry
Cumberland
Darlington
Dudley
Earl Shilton
Ecology
Furness
Hanley Economic
Harpenden
Hinckley & Rugby
Holmesdale
Ipswich
Leeds
Leek United
Loughborough
Manchester
Mansfield
Market Harborough
Marsden
Melton Mowbray
Monmouthshire
National Counties
Nationwide

Newbury
Newcastle
Nottingham
Penrith
Principality
Progressive
Saffron
Scottish
Skipton
Stafford Railway
Swansea
Teachers
Tipton & Coseley
Vernon
West Bromwich
Yorkshire

www.bsma.org.uk