Building Societies

The term ‘building society’ was first used in the 18th century. Owned by their members, building societies offer a full range of banking services, with many specializing in savings and lending products. There are fewer building societies around today than a few decades ago, but the world’s largest – Nationwide – is based right here in the UK.

About Nationwide Nationwide is a British building society and mutual financial institution. Headquartered in Swindon, it has additional offices in Glasgow, Bournemouth, Northampton...
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