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Banking from a building society?  6 very good reasons why it makes sense

We’re the world’s largest building society

Over 160 years ago we opened our doors as a building society. Run for the benefit of our members, not shareholders, being a building society means that we're free to reinvest our profits to improve the products and services we offer.

Our members decide how we’re run – not shareholders

Each year we ask our members to take part in our AGM and vote on key decisions about how we operate as a business. It’s your Society, so it’s only right that you help set the direction we take.

We provide great service for our members 

With the best customer satisfaction amongst our high street competitors* and access to exclusive products, it’s no surprise millions of people prefer to do their banking with a building society.

We support your local communities

Last year alone our employees spent over 19,000 hours volunteering on community projects. By 2017, our members and employees will have helped decide how we invest £15 million to support local communities.

We listen to what our members have to say

Our members told us that they wanted a greater choice of current accounts with a range of features, such as commission free cash withdrawals abroad and in-credit interest. So we launched FlexPlus and FlexDirect.

We’re committed to being an ethical business

Every decision we make as a business is underpinned by our core values of decency, fairness and dependability. Doing the right thing for our members is at the heart of what we do.

And, as the world's largest building society…

We reward our members 

Our members have access to a range of products, discounts and services – reserved exclusively for them.

We give every member a voice 

We hold regular TalkBack events right around the UK and online to actively encourage our members to have their say in what they want from their Society.

* © GfK NOP Ltd, Financial Research Survey (FRS). 12 months of interviews conducted between January 2013 and December 2013, 60,002 adults interviewed. Proportion of ‘extremely satisfied’ or ‘very satisfied’ customers summed across current account, mortgage and savings. High street competitors defined as Barclays, Halifax, HSBC, Lloyds TSB, NatWest and Santander.

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