Links

Useful Links (including Building Societies)

 

“Building Societies: The Myth of Mutuality”: Amazon.co.uk: Barnes, Paul: 9780861047598: Books (includes origins of BSMA)
Application for Access to the Register of Members of Building Societies – FCA Website
Papers on Mutuality and Governance of Building Societies  
“Time to Democratise Building Societies”  
“Why Building Societies are not Democratic”  
All-Party Parliamentary Group for Mutuals
“What is the Future of Mutuals Now” – Gresham College Lecture
“Building Societies” – paper written by Manfred Davidmann
“Engaging Conversations” (Rubbish paper produced by the BSA on how building societies are terribly mutual)
Nationwide Building Society Response to Government Consultation on Corporate Governance Reform (The document the “self claimed open, honest & transparent” Nationwide directors do not want people to see!)
Nationwide Building Society – Is it Fair to Criticise the Fat Cat Directors?
Nationwide Building Society – Wikipedia
Huffington Post (Asa Cusack blog on Nationwide Building Society)
Nationwide Building Society Response to FRC Consultation
Nationwide Building Society – Consumer Action Group Forum
Nationwide Building Society – Review Centre
Nationwide Building Society – Trustpilot Reviews
Nationwide Building Society “Talkback” Events 
Nationwide Building Society – Blog by David Hembrow
Nationwide Building Society and Scottish Herald (No Wonder We Don’t Understand Fat Cat Pay)
Nationwide Building Society – Money Saving Expert Forum
Nationwide Building Society – Smart Money Reviews
Consumer Action Group (Consumer forums on banks & building societies)
“Mutuality and Corporate Governance” (Research publication commissioned by the BSA)
Building Society Governance (BSA commissioned report)
How to apply for access to the register of members of building societies (Financial Conduct Authority)
Conversion, Performance and Executive Compensation in UK 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)
Companies House (On-line access to company files)
Citizens Advice Bureau
Council of Mortgage Lenders (Twinned with BSA)
Daily Mail Money Site (Thisismoney)
High Pay Centre (Independent non-party think tank)
HM Treasury – Post-legislative Assessment of the Building Societies (Funding) and Mutual Societies (Transfers) Act 2007
Financial Ombudsman Service (Includes building societies)
Fairer Finance Campaign
Free environmental information on your area
Government publications (Includes building societies and register of interests of all MPs)
Ofgem – Government site for all gas & electricity prices
Building Societies Act
Building Societies (Data on all building societies)
Independent Banking Advisory Service (Acts for borrowers to resolve problems on mortgage shortfall debt arising from home repossession. Provides information and case studies)
HM Treasury
Land Registry
Compactlaw (Free legal information)
Lending Code Standards Board
Legal Beagles (Consumer Rights – Forums)
Money Claim on Line (MCOL) HM Courts &Tribunal Service
Investment Association Public Register (Register of FTSE companies with significant opposition to proposals – mainly on pay)
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
Financial Reporting Council (UK Corporate Governance Code)
Prudential Regulation Authority
Financial Conduct Authority
Positive Money (Movement to democratise money and banking)
Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
Subsidence Claims Advisory Bureau (Help with subsidence problems)
Single Transferable Vote for a Fair Voting System
Tax Aid (Help with tax problems)
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)
Which? (Consumers’ Association)

Building Societies Links

Bath
Beverley
Buckinghamshire
Cambridge
Chorley & District
Coventry
Cumberland
Darlington
Dudley
Earl Shilton
Ecology
Furness
Hanley Economic
Harpenden
Hinckley & Rugby
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