The database below covers all the UK's remaining mutual building societies with details on their latest results, directors wages allowing easy identification of the building societies that seem to benefit the directors more than the members or those whose directors really do seem to be adding value. Also find details of their locations as well as the products they offer like savings accounts, mortgages and insurance products. For more detailed information simply click on the name of the building society you are interested in.

 

 Building Society News.

18.03.2011 Yorkshire Building Society today announces that it is in discussions with Norwich and Peterborough Building Society regarding the possibility of a merger. These discussions are subject to completion of full and satisfactory due diligence, which will take a number of weeks to complete, and the satisfaction of certain pre-conditions.

23.03.2010 Stroud & Swindon and Coventry Building Society announce plans to merge.
24.02.2010
Skipton and Chesham Building Society announce plans to merge. 


UK BUILDING SOCIETY (link to further information)
PROFIT (LOSS) AFTER TAX IN LAST FINANCIAL YEAR
 
DIRECTORS FEES REMUNERATION ETC IN LAST ACCOUNTS
 

Year ended 04/04/2009

£162,000,000

£7,402,000

5,200,000
MERGED WITH THE CO-OP 
Year ended 31/12/2011

£106,200,000

£2,640,000

Year ended 31/12/2010

£84,900,000

£1,175,000

(29,200,000)

1,443,000

Year ended 31/12/2010

£25,,500,000

£1,431,000

Year ended 31/12/2011

£36,600,000

£1,764,000

Year ended 31/03/2010

Loss £17,000,000

1,447,000

 

PART OF NATIONWIDE BUILDING SOCIETY SINCE 01/12/2008

Year ended 31/12/2011

£17,400,000

£1,582,000
 
PART OF THE NATIONWIDE SINCE 15/12/2008
Year ended 31/12/2010

Loss £3,700,000
£1,057,000

Year ended 31/12/2009

£900,000

20.03.2010 In talks to merge with Yorkshire.

£1,573,000

Dunfermline Building Society is a trading division of Nationwide Building Society.

 
Merging with Skipton

Year ended 31/12/2009

loss of £4,306,000

£1,020,000

Year ended 31/12/2010

£2,400,000

£945,000
SCARBOROUGH BUILDING SOCIETY
 

MERGER WITH SKIPTON ANNOUNCED 03/11/2008

8,937,000

1,330,000

Year ended 31/12/2010

£2,227,000

£584,000

6,010,000

723,000

Year ended 31/12/2010

£1,253,000

£686,000

Year ended 31/12/2010

£1,759,000

£517,381

Year ended 31/12/2010

£1,003,000

£425,428

Year ended 31/12/2010

£2,536,000

£406,000

Year ended 31/12/2010

£213,000

£914,000 (includes £100,000 bonus)

Year ended 31/12/2011

£1,354,000
£961,000

Year ended 30/11/2011

£73,000

£455,000

Year ended 31/12/2010

£737,000

£381,550

1,624,000

707,485

Year ended 30/04/2010

£1,891,639

508,025

Year ended 31/12/2011

£192,000

£390,684

Year ended 30/11/2011

£1,380,000

£445,808

 

TAKEN OVER BY YORKSHIRE BUILDING SOCIETY 31/12/2008

Year ended 31/12/2010

£450,000

£539.772

Year ended 31/12/2010

£1,903,000

£349,000

Year ended 31/08/2011

£323,000

£429,000

Year ended 31/12/2011

£137,000

£313,000

Year ended 31/12/2011

£487,000

£384,000

Year ended 31/10/2010

£688,000

£479,000

Year ended 31/01/2010

£601,000

£342,583

Year ended 30/11/2009

£820,000

Merged with the Skipton Building Society on 1 June 2010.

Year ended 31/03/2010

£917,000

£321,735

Year ended 31/12/2010

£932,000

£327,000

Year ended 31/12/2011

£1,673,000

£353,598

Year ended 01/02/2012

£573,334

£276,453

YEAR ENDED 31/12/2010

£1,751,000

£348,000

Year ended 31/03/2010

£101,534

£336,839

Year ended 31/10/2010

£1,270,000

280,800

Year ended 31/12/201

£1,031,000

£345,000

Year ended 31/12/2011

£152,000

£178,000

523,000

284,000

Year ended 31/03/2009

loss £1,296,610

£318,936

Year ended 31/12/2011

£17,000

£347,000

Year ended 31/12/2009

£336,981

£282,428

Year ended 31/12/2010

£343,000

£175,000

CATHOLIC BUILDING SOCIETY

MERGED WITH CHELSEA (cheques sent out to qualifying members and carpetbaggers at the end of January 2009)

Merged

CITY OF DERRY BUILDING SOCIETY

   

Year ended 31/12/2011

£6,431

 

Result year ended 31/12/2010

£750,000

£426,374

HOW TO APPLY TO OPEN A BANK OR UK BUILDING SOCIETY ACCOUNT.
Before an account can be opened and To comply with UK Money Laundering Regulations the bank or building society will have to verify the identity of any person who wishes to open a savings account. Some use an electronic verification system to do this. But in most some cases they will require
Proof of who you are
Current signed passport
Current UK photocard driving licence
Current full UK (old style) driving licence
Evidence of entitlement to state benefit, pension, tax credit, etc
And
Proof of where you live
Council tax bill for the current year
Recent utility bill – the bill/statement must be no more than 3 months
Bank statement – old and must not be printed off the internet.
Credit card statement - Mobile phone bills are not acceptable.
Recent mortgage statement
Current UK photocard driving licence *  C
Current full UK (old style) driving licence*
Evidence of entitlement to state benefit, pension, tax credit*
 * If you use these documents to prove who you are, they cannot also be used to verify where you live.
For postal or branch applications they normally require one of each although a few take a belt and braces approach and require 2 of each for postal applications.