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Olivia Mason is a trailblazer apprentice at Yorkshire Building Society

Society backs calls for improving Bradford city centre rail links

18 April 2018

Society has backed calls to improve rail connectivity across the Northern Powerhouse by including a city centre stop for Bradford on a proposed new faster transpennine line.

YBS announces strong Annual Results for 2017

Society announces strong 2017 Annual Results

1 March 2018

Despite a competitive market, the Yorkshire Building Society Group recorded a 9% increase in pre-tax profits and a 25% rise in core operating profit.

Society launches search for new apprentices during National Apprenticeship Week

Society launches search for new apprentices

9 March 2018

The Society has launched a search for new apprentices to work for YBS — one of the UK’s largest building societies — as part of National Apprenticeship Week (5 - 9 March).



Society named First-Time Buyers' champion

1 February 2018

Society named the First-Time Mortgage Buyers’ Choice at the Moneyfacts Consumer Awards 2018 – the third consecutive year the mutual has received the accolade.

 Yorkshire Building Society Group has announced the appointment of David Morris as Chief Commercial Officer

Society appoints Chief Commercial Officer

29 March 2018

Yorkshire Building Society Group has announced the appointment of David Morris as Chief Commercial Officer.
 



Yorkshire Building Society awarded top health and safety standard

29 January 2018

Yorkshire Building Society has been recognised for its commitment to the health, safety and wellbeing of colleagues and customers.

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Society backs calls for improving Bradford city centre rail links

18 April 2018

Yorkshire Building Society has backed calls to improve rail connectivity across the Northern Powerhouse by including a city centre stop for Bradford on a proposed new faster transpennine line.

Homemovers not put off by Friday 13th, according to Yorkshire Building Society

13 April 2018

It may be regarded as one of the unluckiest days of the year, but it seems superstitious associations do not prevent homeowners from moving on Friday 13th, with Yorkshire Building Society reporting an above average number of mortgage completions on that day.

Society announces strong 2017 Annual Results

1 March 2018

Yorkshire Building Society Group has today announced a strong financial performance for 2017, as it continues to help millions of people across the UK achieve their saving and home-buying goals.

Society appoints Chief Commercial Officer

29 March 2018

Yorkshire Building Society Group has announced the appointment of David Morris as Chief Commercial Officer. Mr Morris has more than 12 years’ experience in financial services and product management, most recently as Head of Product at Coventry Building Society.

Society launches search for new apprentices during National Apprenticeship Week

09 March 2018

Yorkshire Building Society has launched a search for new apprentices across the region to come and work for one of the UK’s largest building societies as part of National Apprenticeship Week (5 - 9 March).

Borrowers could save money by porting their mortgage deal

02 March 2018

Home movers looking to make the most of current low interest rates could be missing a trick by not porting their mortgage deal, says Yorkshire Building Society.

Yorkshire Building Society publish complaints figures H2 2017

26 February 2018

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

Tribute to Yorkshire Building Society colleagues Jon and Ellie Udall

27 February 2018

It was with deep sadness that Yorkshire Building Society learned that Jon Udall, a regional manager in our branch network, and Ellie Udall, a development manager in our agency network, passed away following injuries sustained in a helicopter crash in Nevada earlier this month.

It's time to talk about mental health difficulties and money says the Yorkshire

31 January 2018

Yorkshire Building Society is marking Time to Talk Day (Thursday, 1 February), a national day which encourages people to talk about mental health, by urging customers to speak out about any difficulties they’re facing after seeing a 13% year-on-year increase1 in the number experiencing mental health difficulties.

Yorkshire Building Society awarded top health and safety standard.

29 January 2018

Yorkshire Building Society has been recognised for its commitment to the health, safety and wellbeing of colleagues and customers by achieving certification to the Occupational Health and Safety Management System standard, OHSAS 18001.

Society double winners at National Diversity Awards

25 January 2018

Yorkshire Building Society has been crowned winners in two categories and shortlisted in five at the National Centre for Diversity Grand Awards 2018.

Salary finance is working with Yorkshire Building Society to provide innovation in employee benefits and make saving really simple.

18 January 2018

Employers can now offer a new way to improve the financial wellbeing of their employees thanks to a new relationship between Salary Finance, the UK’s leading financial wellbeing business, and Yorkshire Building Society.

Losing lbs, not pounds!

5 January 2018

‘The diet starts in January’ is a well-used phrase over the festive period but does it have to mean a gym membership?

Don't forget your mortgage during marital woes

4 January 2018

Whilst splitting up from a spouse can be an emotional strain it can also have serious financial ramifications.

Variable rate best option for starting the savings habit

13 December 2017

All of Yorkshire Building Society’s variable rate savings accounts receive a 0.25% interest boost from Thursday (14 December) and there’s no time like the present to start the savings habit.

Yorkshire Building Society Group announces proposed changes

29 November 2017

Yorkshire Building Society Group has announced proposed changes to its high street network and office sites that are designed to improve value for its members by delivering better service and greater efficiency.

Matthew and Isabella top YBS savers names of 2016

13 October 2017

Oliver and Olivia might have been announced as the nation’s most popular baby names of 2016 by the Office of National Statistics, but it’s Matthew and Isabella that lead the way when it comes to young savers.

Society announces new Chief Finance Officer appointment

5 October 2017

Alasdair Lenman has been announced as the new Chief Finance Officer, replacing Robin Churchouse, who stepped down last week after 13 years of service at the Society.

Could you cope financially if your children fell ill?

10 November 2017

If your child developed a serious illness and you had to give up work to be by their side, would you be able to cope financially?

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.

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. The number of young adults in the UK expecting any help from the ‘Bank of Mum and Dad’ is double the number who received support with their deposit in 2016.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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