We’re making an important change

Updated May 2022

We’ll be closing our London Strand branch permanently on Friday 2 September 2022.

The way savers access our products and services is continuing to change, and over a number of years we’ve seen a significant reduction in customers using our Strand branch.

Faced with increased operational costs, this location no longer offers good value for our members as a whole - something we’re dedicated to as a mutual.

So, after careful consideration, we’ve made the difficult decision to close this branch.

Committed to a high street presence

We know that many of our customers value the friendly face-to-face service provided by our branch and agency colleagues. And with many of us now preferring to ‘stay local’, we remain firmly committed to providing this in local communities.

We have another 12 branches and agencies across Greater London, including our Kensington branch in central London, so if you live in the capital then an alternative branch or agency to Strand will often be less than five miles away from your home.

We’ve included details of the six closest branches/agencies to Strand below, and you can find your nearest at ybs.co.uk/branchfinder.

Our nearest YBS locations to Strand

Location Branch/Agency Address Telephone Number
Kensington Branch 255 Kensington High Street
Kensington
London
W8 6NA
020 7602 0006
St John’s Wood Agency 85a Allitsen Road
St John’s Wood
London
NW8 7AS
020 3780 5560
Hampstead Branch 44 The Market Place
Falloden Way
London
NW11 6JP
020 8455 1322
Ealing Branch 41 High Street
Ealing
London
W5 5DB
020 8579 3077
Ilford Branch 188-190 High Road
Ilford
IG1 1LR
020 3733 8122
Bromley Branch 26 Market Square
Bromley
Kent
BR1 1NA
020 8185 0855

We'll be contacting customers

We’re writing to our London Strand customers to let them know about the changes and advise them of our nearest alternative locations.

Ways to manage your accounts

Although we’ll be closing the doors on our London Strand branch on 2 September 2022, there are many other ways you can manage your account(s).

In branch/agency

We appreciate that sometimes it’s easier to talk face-to-face. We’ve listed the six closest branches to Strand above, but you can call into any one of our YBS branches and agencies across the UK and be assured of the same great service. Find details of all our branches and agencies at ybs.co.uk/branchfinder.

Just so you know, YBS agencies are carefully selected businesses that act on our behalf and provide YBS savings accounts and simple savings transactions. There are some differences between branches and agencies such as daily and weekly withdrawal limits. For more details please visit ybs.co.uk/limits.

Online

Managing your account online is quick, safe and convenient. It only takes a few minutes to register and you’ll have instant, secure access to your YBS accounts, anytime. You can:

  • View your savings or mortgage account(s).
  • Add funds to your savings account(s) using a debit card*.
  • Transfer between your savings accounts with YBS or to external savings accounts by Faster Payments*.
  • See details of your current mortgage including interest rate(s) and monthly payments.
  • Switch to a new mortgage deal online when your current mortgage deal ends.
  • Send us a secure message at any time and we’ll respond as soon as possible.
*Subject to account terms and conditions

Visit ybs.co.uk/register to register or log in. If you need help, please call our dedicated online team on 0345 1200 805.

Online services vary depending on the account. To see a full list of accounts that offer online services, visit ybs.co.uk/onlineaccounts.

Mobile savings app

Once you’ve registered online you can download our mobile savings app and connect your account. You can view your balance and transactions and do many of the things you can with YBS online banking, whenever and wherever you need it. For more information and a guided tour of the app visit ybs.co.uk/savings-app.

Call us

You can call us and choose to carry out some automated transactions for some services or speak to one of our colleagues. For more details call us on 0345 1200 100.

For Mortgages:

  • Ask about your balance.
  • Amend payment details.
  • Confirm product details.

For Savings:

  • Ask about your balance.
  • Confirm product details.
  • Update some personal details.

Helping protect you and your money

We’re committed to helping you defend yourself from fraud and scams. Please be cautious if someone contacts you unexpectedly. Take the time to think about what you’re being asked for; don’t be rushed, don’t assume that a phone call, email or text is genuine and listen to your instincts. Please take a look at how we protect you and what you can also do to protect yourself from fraud and scams.


If you need help

If you have any questions or concerns, please do get in touch. If you’d like to speak to us you can visit us in branch or agency or call us on 0345 1200 100.

We understand this may be a significant change for some and we’re here to help.