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. Profits have fallen at Nationwide after the building society sought to protect savers from the impact of last year's interest rate cut. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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.... Like the Co-op Bank, it proclaims its social purpose. And it has experience of takeovers, having absorbed many laggards from within the building society sector over the years. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....Nationwide Building Society’s profits slumped last year after it shielded savers from the full extent of the Bank of England’s interest rate cuts. As the UK’s largest building society reported a 18% fall in profit to £1bn, its chief executive, Joe Garner, said customers were alert to the economic risks associated with the Brexit negotiations and forecast that house price growth would slow to its lowest pace in four years to 2% in 2017. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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Nation of savers: Brits have £1.5 billion in piggy banks or coin jars image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 24th of May 2017 12:45:00 PM
. Six in 10 people think piggy banks are a great way to save, compared to 55 per cent who make regular savings into a bank or building society account. ...
If London subsidises the rest of the UK, where does that leave Scotland? | Nils Pratley image
.... Like the Co-op Bank, it proclaims its social purpose. And it has experience of takeovers, having absorbed many laggards from within the building society sector over the years. ...
Nationwide profits drop 18% as it shields savers from interest rate cuts image
....Nationwide Building Society’s profits slumped last year after it shielded savers from the full extent of the Bank of England’s interest rate cuts. As the UK’s largest building society reported a 18% fall in profit to £1bn, its chief executive, Joe Garner, said customers were alert to the economic risks associated with the Brexit negotiations and forecast that house price growth would slow to its lowest pace in four years to 2% in 2017. ...
Nationwide profits hit by low interest rates image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 23rd of May 2017 07:20:53 AM
. Profits have fallen at Nationwide after the building society sought to protect savers from the impact of last year's interest rate cut. ...
How to be on the winning side as mortgage war hots up image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 15th of May 2017 06:00:37 AM
....“Now there are a lot of lenders who offer mortgages to those with only a 5% deposit, but there is more choice and at much lower rates for those with a 10% or larger deposit,” says Boulger. David Hollingworth from London & Country Mortgages illustrates how saving for a bigger deposit can result in lower rates: “For example, the lowest two-year fixed rate to those with a 5% deposit is from Nottingham building society at 2. ...
One in three tenants borrow money to pay rent, says Shelter image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 12th of May 2017 07:01:11 AM
.... Almost 100,000 tenants used money from parents that they had to pay back, while 91,000 borrowed from other family members or friends to tide themselves over. Some 57,000 took a loan from a bank or building society, while an estimated 42,000 turned to a payday loan, where the quoted interest rates can be in excess of 1,500% APR, despite price caps being in force. ...
Three cheers Nationwide for bloodying housebuilder noses image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 6th of May 2017 06:00:56 AM
. Overnight, Nationwide building society has made hundreds, and possibly thousands, of new-build flats and houses almost unsaleable – and they should be roundly applauded for doing so. ...
House prices fell again in April, Nationwide says image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 28th of April 2017 07:25:06 AM
....UK house prices fell for the second month in a row during April, according to the Nationwide. The building society said prices dropped 0. ...
London rents fall sharply as monthly bill drops across UK image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 28th of April 2017 06:01:03 AM
....1%. A separate index from Nationwide building society also found that prices fell nationally in March. ...
Bubble, bubble, toil and trouble: why ultra-low mortgage rates are dangerous | Jonn Elledge image
.... “We are very pleased to offer borrowers the lowest mortgage rate ever available,” said a spokesman. “The cost of funding has fallen in recent weeks and, as a financially strong building society with no external shareholders to satisfy, we have the ability to pass this on to borrowers. ...
Yorkshire Building Society launches record low 0.89% mortgage rate image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 20th of April 2017 11:01:02 PM
....A spokesman for the Yorkshire, which announced in January that it was shutting 48 branches, said: “We are very pleased to offer borrowers the lowest mortgage rate ever available. The cost of funding has fallen in recent weeks and, as a financially strong building society with no external shareholders to satisfy, we have the ability to pass this on to borrowers. ...
Should you resist Lisa … out to lure you into saving for a property or retirement? image
.... There are so far only three, none of which are banks or building societies, giving savers limited choice. Skipton building society has said it will offer a cash Lisa in June. ...
Who is liable for £20,000 worth of jewellery stolen during our house move? image
....We had jewellery worth £20,000 stolen during our house move and our insurer is refusing to pay out. In the run-up to the move I phoned our home insurance provider, Yorkshire building society, to ask whether I was covered for the house move or whether I should get extra insurance offered by the removal firm. ...
Co-operative Group to write off the value of its stake in Co-op bank image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 3rd of April 2017 06:30:15 AM
....The Co-operative Group, which now focuses on its grocery chain, funeral homes and insurance services, was forced to relinquish the majority of its stake in the bank after it emerged it required £1. 5bn in the wake of a disastrous takeover of the Britannia building society. ...
UK house prices in first monthly fall for 20 months image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 31st of March 2017 06:59:16 AM
....5% in February. The average UK house price is now £207,308, the building society said. ...
Bradford & Bingley mortgage sale raises £11.8bn image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 31st of March 2017 06:57:25 AM
...." . Bradford & Bingley had been a conservatively-run building society, but in 1999 abandoned its mutual status and moved into riskier areas of lending. ...
The new 12-sided £1 coin launches – but you may not be able to use it image
....However, the change may bring an unexpected windfall for many families. Dan King, head of current accounts at the Nationwide building society, said the15 October deadline, when the round £1 coins will cease to be legal tender, could bring a financial surprise. ...
Is an Isa the best home for your nest egg? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 25th of March 2017 07:00:03 AM
How one council is beating Britain's housing crisis image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 25th of March 2017 07:00:02 AM
.... However austerity cuts that followed the economic depression saw subsidies withdrawn and council building slowed. This was the era when building societies expanded rapidly, financing the first boom in owner-occupation, led by the Abbey Road building society (now Santander). ...
Lords call for the banks to get back to basics image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 25th of March 2017 07:00:02 AM
....Other providers include Barclays (Basic Current Account), HSBC (Basic Bank Account), Nationwide (FlexBasic), NatWest (Foundation Account), Royal Bank of Scotland (Basic Account), Santander (Basic Current Account), TSB (Cash Account) and Yorkshire Bank/Clydesdale Bank (Readycash). Norwich & Peterborough building society offered a basic bank account up until a few years ago, and those who still hold it will have to bank somewhere else because it is closing all of its current accounts by 31 August. ...
Co-operative Bank says it has interest of several credible buyers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 24th of March 2017 10:12:57 AM
....The 150-year old, ethically-minded bank failed a Bank of England stress test in 2014, and recently reported a £477m full-year loss. Problems at the Co-op Bank emerged in 2013, four years after its disastrous takeover of the Britannia building society. ...
RBS and NatWest to close 158 branches as customers go digital image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 23rd of March 2017 06:05:29 PM
....RBS is the latest high street player to announce branch cuts. In January, HSBC said it was shutting a further 62 branches this year, on top of 55 already earmarked for closure, while Yorkshire building society revealed it was closing 48 branches, 28 of which are Norwich & Peterborough outlets. ...
Are these cashback deals  a carrot… or a costly stick? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 18th of March 2017 07:00:32 AM
.... You can borrow up to 80% of the property’s value, and there is no product fee. West Bromwich building society’s two-year fix at 2. ...
Should we hand all our house money to our conveyancer? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 9th of March 2017 07:00:29 AM
....A It’s not clear why you think your money will be safer with the seller’s solicitor than with your conveyancer. Like solicitors, licensed conveyancers – who are regulated by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers (CLC) – are required to keep a client’s money safely and separately from their business’s money, typically in a specially designated client account at a bank or building society. ...
Foxtons sees property sales plunge as Brexit vote hits image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of March 2017 08:06:35 AM
....Foxtons currently has 67 branches across London and the home counties. Earlier this month, building society Nationwide said UK house prices had accelerated in February with property values rising by 4. ...
UK’s star fund manager aims to win over the older savers market image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 4th of March 2017 07:00:08 AM
....It says it will pay an initial 5% income, it is looked after by the most successful investment manager of his generation, it can be put into a tax-free Isa and comes under the financial services compensation scheme. With building society accounts paying just 1% on deposits, should savers take the risk of investing in Neil Woodford’s new Income Focus fund of high dividend-paying shares?. ...
House sellers 'should pay stamp duty' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 2nd of March 2017 01:38:01 PM
. Stamp duty should be a tax on property sellers, rather than buyers, to help those trying to buy their first home, a major UK building society has said. ...
UK house prices accelerated in February, says the Nationwide image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 1st of March 2017 08:51:42 AM
....5% in a year, the Nationwide has said. The building society said that house prices were up by 0. ...
Payday loans complaints rise 22% despite FCA clampdown image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of February 2017 06:01:20 AM
....The average “uphold rate” over the six-month period, where the ombudsman finds in favour of the consumer, was 42%. Coventry building society had the lowest uphold rate at 6%, while HFC Bank, a subsidiary of HSBC, had the highest at 87%. ...
PPI still dominates financial ombudsman's in-tray image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of February 2017 12:14:54 AM
....Top of the list in the last half of 2016 was the Bank of Scotland, which is part of the Lloyds banking group, with nearly 20,000 new complaints against it. It was followed by Lloyds bank itself, Barclays, HSBC, NatWest, the credit card firms Capital One and MBNA, Santander and the Nationwide building society. ...
‘Buy for Uni’ mortgage turns students into landlords image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 27th of February 2017 09:28:35 AM
....74% depending on what security is provided and the term of the mortgage. Chief executive of the building society, Gary Brebner, says the mortgage acts as a gateway product to get on the property ladder. ...
Quids in: why it’s time to get rid of your £1 coins image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 25th of February 2017 07:00:05 AM
....If after that date you discover some paper £5 notes in a drawer or tucked in a coat pocket, don’t despair – all Bank of England notes retain their face value for all time. If your bank, building society or post office refuses to accept them, they can be exchanged at the Bank of England in London’s Threadneedle Street, either by post or in person. ...
Savers told to vote with their feet for best deals, says finance expert image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of February 2017 12:01:00 AM
Co-op Bank faces struggle to find owner with ethics – and deep pockets image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 18th of February 2017 04:00:05 PM
....The Co-op Bank’s ethical credentials, which include not doing business with companies that breach human rights or are involved in animal testing, are “a bedrock and central strand to many of the relationships we have with our retail customers,” said Coleman. Coleman is looking for a buyer, and considering other options, to shore up the ruinous financial position created by the disastrous deal between the Co-op and Britannia building society eight years ago. ...
Co-op Bank is up for sale – is it time to leave? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 18th of February 2017 07:00:33 AM
....”. Fensom points out how, in the wake of its disastrous merger with Britannia building society and near financial collapse, the bank asked members about revising its ethical policy – and the response was that customers wanted a strengthening, not weakening, of its ethical stance. ...
Nationwide should swallow Co-op Bank | Letters image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 15th of February 2017 06:25:56 PM
.... Why not? When, 50 years ago in my student days, I opened a Co-op Bank account I went next door to the Co-operative Permanent Building Society branch to start saving. That building society is now Nationwide. ...
Bank or building society? image
Source : Independent [Read Article] Wednesday 15th of February 2017 12:37:00 PM
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The Co-op Bank is the new Bradford & Bingley image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 13th of February 2017 02:34:40 PM
....4 million current account holders, and a now half-decent mortgage book – have value. The bad bits – the remaining toxic loans (much of them acquired from the disastrous merger with Britannia building society) – will have to be run off. ...
Fraud case and falling share price take shine off Lloyds’s farewell to taxpayer image
....That Hammond is on the brink of being able to make such a claim makes a stark contrast with his prospects of selling the government’s 73% stake in Royal Bank of Scotland, and comes after a tumultuous period for Lloyds, punctuated with reminders about the troubles inside HBOS. The Halifax Bank of Scotland combination existed for just seven short years after the former building society merged with the Edinburgh-based bank in 2001, embarking on a mission to create a new force in the UK financial sector. ...
Five minute guide to tracing your lost financial assets image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 5th of February 2017 01:57:00 PM
....UNCLAIMED ASSETS. Up to £15 billion could be lying in dormant life insurance policies, bank and building society accounts, Premium Bonds, investment funds and pensions, according to the Unclaimed Assets Register. ...
After the Italian job, BT boss must make sure success doesn’t blow up in his face image
.... Chancellor Philip Hammond admitted he was stuck with the 73% stake. Co-op Bank almost collapsed in 2013 amid a drugs scandal surrounding its former chairman, Paul Flowers, and a black hole in its accounts that kept getting bigger following an ill-fated tie-up with Britannia building society four years earlier. ...
What the dip in sterling means for your holiday image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 29th of January 2017 12:01:00 AM
.... S. aga Platinum waives charges, but is restricted to the over 50s, while the charge-free Nationwide Select Credit Card is only open to the building society’s current account customers. ...
Tax return DEADLINE: Millions urged to act TODAY to avoid £100 fine  image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Friday 27th of January 2017 04:14:00 PM
.... If you owe any capital gains tax from selling investments, such as shares or property, worth more than £11,100 you'll also need to fill out the return. The bill must be paid by the deadline, either online, over the phone, at your bank or building society or at the Post Office. ...
Whistleblower wins out over HSBC charges; plus, Sky ditches the dishes image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 26th of January 2017 02:25:22 PM
....Hello and welcome to this week’s Money Talks – a roundup of the week’s biggest stories and some things you may have missed. Yorkshire building society to close 48 branches and ditch current accounts. ...
Yorkshire building society to close 48 branches and ditch current accounts image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 25th of January 2017 04:06:52 PM
. Yorkshire building society is closing 48 branches in a move it partly blamed on “an increasing desire among customers to transact digitally rather than on the high street”. ...
Paying for care at home: how to negotiate the minefield image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 21st of January 2017 07:00:28 AM
How to tackle your debts if you overspent this Christmas image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 7th of January 2017 07:00:12 AM
....But what about switching your current account if you are overdrawn? Payment body Bacs, which runs the Current Account Switch Service, says you can. However, it adds that you will need to agree any overdraft facilities you require with your new bank or building society. ...
Deadline: one month left to file your tax return image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 31st of December 2016 07:00:21 AM
.... Higher-rate taxpayers can earn up to £500. Savings income includes interest from bank, building society and credit union accounts, plus income from government or company bonds, and interest (but not dividend distributions) from investment funds. ...
Should we dip into our savings to reduce our mortgage? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 22nd of December 2016 07:00:40 AM
....If, however, a mortgage is your only loan, it is worth investigating how much you are allowed to pay off without an early repayment charge. With a lot of variable-rate deals, you will be charged a fee if you make overpayments in the first two to three years of having the mortgage although several lenders – such as Coventry building society, First Direct and Nationwide – have no early repayment charges on their variable-rate deals. ...
Brexit economy: inflation surge shows impact of vote finally beginning to bite image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 21st of December 2016 11:36:14 AM
.... Property firm Savills has suggested that prices will remain flat across the UK. The UK’s largest building society, Nationwide, expects the UK average price to increase by 2% over the year, below the rate of growth it has reported in 2016. ...
UK house price growth will slow to 3% in 2017, say surveyors image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 21st of December 2016 06:30:10 AM
....5% growth. On Monday, the UK’s largest building society, Nationwide, said it expected the UK average price to increase by 2% over the year, below the rate of growth it has reported in 2016. ...
New crowdfunding platforms following peer-to-peer lending are riskier than many realise image
....Crowd trouble . If you put money on deposit in a bank or building society you benefit from protection under the Financial Services Compensation Scheme, which comprehensively covers the first £75,000 of your savings, rising to £85,000 from January 30, 2017. ...
Dreaming of a frugal Christmas? Meet the people who’ve stopped shopping image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 12th of December 2016 09:52:57 AM
.... This move towards buying less often attracts new converts during the festive season when people balk at the scale of Christmas spending. According to the Nationwide building society, people on average spend roughly half their monthly pay on Christmas. ...
Turn RBS into a building society says Co-op party chief image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 11th of December 2016 02:00:28 PM
....Royal Bank of Scotland should be mutualised to overhaul the culture of the bailed-out bank and bolster high street competition, according to an MP. With the 73% taxpayer-owned bank on course for its ninth consecutive year of annual losses since its £45bn bailout, Gareth Thomas argued that turning it into a mutual like a building society would “conserve the strength and credibility of one of our major financial global players whilst injecting a much needed dose of competition and diversity into British banking”. ...
Number’s up with Nationwide as it blocks all my accounts image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 8th of December 2016 07:00:09 AM
.... “A temporary block is normal practice when items are returned saying ‘no trace’, but we are reviewing our process around no trace mail to ensure inconvenience is kept to a minimum”. Someone from the building society has now contacted you to discuss options. ...
House price growth slowest since January, says Nationwide image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 1st of December 2016 07:32:47 AM
....6% increase in October. The building society said prices rose by 0. ...
Bank of England to reveal stress test results for UK's biggest banks image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 27th of November 2016 03:05:46 PM
....The Bank of England is due to provide a snapshot of the strength of Britain’s biggest lenders after assessing their resilience to a dramatic economic downturn and sharp fall in house prices. Threadneedle Street will announce the outcome of its annual health check of the six biggest banks – and one building society, Nationwide – on Wednesday, alongside its assessment of the major risks to the financial system in the wake of the Brexit result. ...
NS&I bond raises hopes of greater savings competition image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 27th of November 2016 06:59:53 AM
....73%. If you want a decent-paying easy-access Isa Coventry building society offers 1. ...
Where to find the best bank accounts for teenagers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 26th of November 2016 07:00:25 AM
....It's important to shop around and not necessarily stick to the same provider as the parent or guardian. One account that might appeal to Guardian readers is the FlexOne offered by Nationwide building society, which has mutual (as opposed to plc) status, which means it is owned by and run for the benefit of its 14 million-plus members. ...
Your bank savings protected by an extra £10k - thanks to Brexit  image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 23rd of November 2016 08:16:00 AM
.... . The FSCS reimburses savers for any savings or deposits lost if their UK bank, building society or credit union goes bust. ...
Buy-to-let lending falls as tougher rules bite image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 18th of November 2016 12:43:50 PM
. The first signs that the buy-to-let boom could be coming to an end have emerged in figures from the Nationwide building society, which showed that lending to landlords went into the reverse over the past six months. ...
Nationwide profits hit by low interest rate environment image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 18th of November 2016 08:26:19 AM
....Nationwide has reported a drop in half-year profits as low interest rates squeezed profit margins. Profits at the UK's biggest building society fell to £696m for the six months to 30 September, down from £802m a year earlier. ...
Metro Bank says mortgage customers can rent out homes on Airbnb image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 17th of November 2016 02:50:41 PM
....Airbnb allows homeowners to rent out rooms or entire properties for as long as they want, but in London there are rules restricting lets to 90 nights in a calendar year. In practice, many may not alert their lender, but if a bank or building society was to find out a that customer had breached its terms, it could choose to demand early repayment of their mortgage. ...
Savers suffer all pain and no gain image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 13th of November 2016 07:00:11 AM
....51%, also with a £1,000 minimum and the option for monthly interest. The best instant access online rate is a paltry 1%, available from National Counties building society, RCI bank and NS&I. ...
With Tesco offering a 3% current account, every little really does help image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 5th of November 2016 06:59:40 AM
.... Mortgage lenders have been engaged in a price war for some time, resulting in cheaper deals for some homebuyers and remortgagers. A few days ago Yorkshire building society launched a two-year discounted deal priced at 0. ...
End of the property boom? UK house prices to flatline, says forecast image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 4th of November 2016 12:01:02 AM
.... In April, the upfront cost of buying a rental property was increased with a new stamp duty surcharge, and from next spring the tax relief that landlords can claim on mortgage payments will start to fall. On Wednesday, the UK’s largest building society, Nationwide, reported that prices had stalled in October, and said that in some parts of the country affordability was being squeezed. ...
House price growth at a standstill in October, says Nationwide image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 2nd of November 2016 08:00:05 AM
....House price growth came to a standstill in October, suggesting the housing market may have gone off the boil, and fuelling concerns that developers may be less willing to build much-needed homes. The latest figures from Nationwide, the UK’s largest building society, showed that after 15 successive months of increase, prices did not move during the month, once seasonal factors were taken into account. ...
Santander 123 account rate cut comes into effect image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 1st of November 2016 07:00:00 AM
....Andrew Hagger of financial website MoneyComms has said that the spate of rate cuts “could really put the brakes on current-account-switching activity”. He added: “It may well be that Nationwide building society sees a significant inflow of new customers – but only if it doesn’t follow the market trend and maintains its current 5% in-credit deal for year one. ...

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