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 Founded in 1864 as Huddersfield Building Society, the company grew organically until 1975, when it became part of the largest merger between building societies to date. In...
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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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