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Yorkshire Building Society responds to Bank Rate announcement

Yorkshire Building Society responds to Bank Rate announcement

2 November 2017

The Yorkshire Building Society Group has today announced it will add the full Bank Rate increase of 0.25% to all variable rate savings accounts.

Yorkshire Building Society CEO Mike Regnier signs the Time to Change pledge

Society signs 'Time to Change' mental health employer pledge

10 October 2017

The Society has today marked World Mental Health Day (Tuesday 10 October) by signing an employer pledge to support its colleagues to be open about mental health problems.

Move over Oliver and Olivia, it's Matthew and Isabella that take the top spot for saving

Matthew and Isabella take the top spot for saving

13 October 2017

Oliver and Olivia are the nation’s most popular baby names of 2016 according to the Office of National Statistics, but Matthew and Isabella lead the way when it comes to young savers.

'Bank of Mum and Dad' leaves borrowers feeling guilty

'Bank of Mum and Dad' leaves borrowers feeling guilty

4 October 2017

New research reveals 66% of 18-40 year olds expecting financial support feel guilty about receiving help from their parents or other family members to purchase their first house.

Would you be able to cope financially if your children fell ill?

Would you be able to cope financially if your children fell ill?

10 November 2017

You have a well-paid job, a healthy savings habit, but then your child develops a serious illness and you give up work to be by their side...

Charitable Foundation says Thanks a Million for member's contribution

Charitable Foundation thanks its members for their contribution

30 October 2017

Colleagues Adam Waterfall and Katie Wood saying thanks a million for the 4 million pounds contribution made by the Society's members.


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.

Society named as one of the top UK family friendly employers

23 October 2017

Yorkshire Building Society has been named as one of the top flexible, family friendly workplaces. Large and small public and private sector organisations compete annually to gain a place on the list compiled by charity Working Families.

Yorkshire Building Society launches Socktober Appeal to keep homeless warm this winter

2 October 2017

Yorkshire Building Society colleagues across the country are asking people to sock it to them by donating new pairs of socks to help keep homeless people warm this winter. The Society is launching its month-long Socktober appeal throughout October as part of its charity partnership with End Youth Homelessness (EYH) and to raise awareness of World Homelessness Day on Tuesday 10 October.

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.

Society targets pupils with Money Minds education lessons

04 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" for End Youth Homelessness

13 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.

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.

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.

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