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Keeping you up to date with the latest news from the UK’s third largest building society.


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Yorkshire Building Society 2017 Interim Results

01 August 2017

Yorkshire Building Society has today announced a solid performance during the first half of 2017 as it continues to focus on delivering excellent customer service in its core mortgages and savings businesses.


A Yorkshire Building Society colleague delivering a Money Minds financial education lesson

Society’s Money Minds programme for young people

4 September 2017

Yorkshire Building Society is aiming to improve social mobility for young people as it targets pupils across the UK to receive financial education lessons.



Society "Leaps the Peaks" to raise 40K to End Youth Homelessness

14 July 2017

Super Mario and Iron Man were among hundreds of Yorkshire Building Society colleagues who took an 80ft leap of faith to raise £40,000 for their charity partner, End Youth Homelessness.


Recent News

Research reveals major changes in British housing availability since economic downturn

12 September 2017

Analysis by Yorkshire Building Society into change in local house price and earnings ratios since housing market peak before the financial crash 10 years ago shows there are major differences in affordability across Britain, with affordability in some local authority areas worsening by 61% while in others affordability has improved by up to 42% as changes in housing markets and wages vary.

Students encouraged to prioritise insurance before class starts

04 September 2017

Ahead of the beginning of the academic year, Yorkshire Building Society has compiled a checklist to help students preparing for university protect their belongings.

New free childcare scheme could improve parent's mortgage affordability

04 September 2017

Parents with preschool aged children looking to take a step on or up the property ladder could see a 17%1 increase in the amount they can borrow once the government’s new free childcare scheme comes into play.

Yorkshire Building Society publish complaints figures H1 2017

24 August 2017

The latest figures from Yorkshire Building Society show it is continuing to keep complaints low as it seeks to give customers the best possible service.

Three more award wins for Yorkshire mortgages

9 June 2017

Yorkshire Building Society is celebrating its tenth award win of the year so far after receiving further accolades for its market-leading mortgages.

Society Charitable Foundation celebrates £7million milestone

6 April 2017

Yorkshire Building Society Charitable Foundation has donated more than £7 million to more than 23,400 charities and good causes around the UK.

Society launches new Corporate Responsibility Report and Vision

13 March 2017

The Society Matters report demonstrates the organisation’s recent achievements and vision for the future aligned to the key themes of Community, Customers, People and the Environment.

Society launches search for 24 new apprentices

17 March 2017

Yorkshire Building Society Group has launched a search for new apprentices across the Yorkshire region to come and work for the UK’s second largest building society.

Mortgage rates reach lowest ever point thanks to Society

21 April 2017

Society pleased to be able to help borrowers with new variable mortgage which has the lowest rate ever seen within the UK market.

YBS 2016 Financial Results

28 February 2017

Yorkshire Building Society Group has today announced a solid financial performance for 2016 as it continues to help people save for the future and buy a home of their own.

Stamp duty should be altered as three-quarters of first-time buyers paid the tax in 2016, says Yorkshire Building Society

03 March, 2017

Stamp duty is prohibiting first-time buyers and should be altered in the Budget on 8 March, Yorkshire Building Society, has said today. Latest figures show that in 2016, just a quarter (26%) of FTBs bought properties worth under the stamp duty threshold of £125k, down from 47% in 2006

Yorkshire building society publish complaints figures

28 February 2016

Yorkshire Building Society’s focus on improving the experience of customers has led to complaint numbers remaining low compared to the sector average, new figures suggest.

The Yorkshire named First Time Buyers' Champion for the second time

07 February 2017

Thousands of consumers voted to crown Yorkshire Building Society the best choice for first-time buyer mortgages at the 2017 Moneyfacts Consumer Awards.

Why Bradford needs devolution

21 February 2017

Bradford has a great past and like many who care about it as a city and, most importantly, those who live and work here, I am most interested in ensuring it has a great future too.

Society takes action to end youth homelessness

15 February 2017

Branches of Yorkshire Building Society across the country are holding their first action days in February and March in support of a new three year charity partnership with End Youth Homelessness (EYH).

Yorkshire Building Society launches partnership with End Youth Homelessness

10 January, 2017

Yorkshire Building Society has proudly launched a new three year charity partnership with End Youth Homelessness.

The Yorkshire Building Society Group celebrates Moneynet award success

16 January 2017

The Yorkshire Building Society Group claimed three of the top accolades at the Moneynet Personal Finance Awards 2017.

Yorkshire Building Society celebrates award success.

17 November 2016

Yorkshire Building Society has been recognised for its successful £1million fundraising campaign in aid of Marie Curie at the 2017 Mortgage Finance Gazette Awards.
The Society won the Community Service award which recognises work in the voluntary sector.

YouGov survey, carried out for YBS, highlights lack of early financial education

14 November, 2016

Yorkshire Building Society has today released figures showing that fewer than a quarter of parents (22%) with a child aged 17 or under regularly talk to their children about money or finances.

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