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Society named as one of the best places to work in the UK 

04 May 2017

The mutual was ranked as the 28th best large business by the consultancy Great Place to Work in its annual assessment of trust and engagement in workplaces across a variety of sectors.


Society appoints Neeta Atkar as new non-executive director

Society appoints new non-executive director

05 May 2017

Yorkshire Building Society has appointed Neeta Atkar as a Non-Executive Director and Chair of its Risk Committee, replacing David Paige who retired at the Society’s AGM on 25 April.


YBS colleagues around the UK will be cycling, rowing, running and walking to raise funds for EYH

Yorkshire Building Society to go the distance to end youth homelessness

22 May 2017

YBS colleagues around the UK will be cycling, rowing, running and walking to raise funds in support of the Society's charity partnership End Youth Homelessness, taking up the challenge of travelling 83,000 kilometres over their three year partnership – one kilometre for every homeless young person in the UK.


Recent News

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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