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Women in Finance Charter

Society commits to Government’s Women in Finance Charter

12 July 2018

Society has confirmed its commitment to diversity in financial services by signing the Government’s Women in Finance Charter.

Apprentices meet MPs at Parliament

Business leaders of the future meet region's MPs at Parliament

02 July 2018

Apprentices from Yorkshire Building Society were given a glimpse of life in the corridors of power when they visited Parliament.

Check your EPC before you get your mortgage

Check your EPC before you get your mortgage

11 July 2018

Yorkshire Building Society offers summer fun seekers tips to make their money work harder during the warmer months.

Yorkshire Building Society wins workplace culture award

Yorkshire Building Society wins workplace culture award

28 June 2018

Yorkshire Building Society has been named a winner of a 2018 Lotus Award for Workplace Culture.

Yorkshire Building Society wins workplace culture award

Take the heat out of your finances this summer

05 July 2018

Yorkshire Building Society offers summer fun seekers tips to make their money work harder during the warmer months.

Yorkshire Building Society receives top mortgage accolade

Yorkshire Building Society receives top mortgage accolade

22 June 2018

Yorkshire Building Society has been crowned the Best Building Society Mortgage Provider at the Moneyfacts Awards 2018.

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Yorkshire Building Society commits to government's women in finance charter

12 July 2018

Yorkshire Building Society Group has confirmed its commitment to diversity in financial services by signing the Government’s Women in Finance Charter.

How to keep your cool this summer - Check your EPC before you get your mortgage

11 July 2018

During the current heatwave it can feel impossible to cool down but for house buyers and movers now could be just the opportunity to help you keep your cool this summer.

Take the heat out of your finances this summer, says Yorkshire Building Society

05 July 2018

Yorkshire Building Society offers summer fun seekers tips to make their money work harder during the warmer months

Business leaders of the future meet region's MPs at Parliament

02 July 2018

Apprentices from Yorkshire Building Society were given a glimpse of life in the corridors of power when they visited Parliament.

Yorkshire Building Society wins workplace culture award

28 June 2018

Yorkshire Building Society has been named a winner of a 2018 Lotus Award for Workplace Culture.

Yorkshire Building Society receives top mortgage accolade

22 May 2018

Yorkshire Building Society has been crowned the Best Building Society Mortgage Provider at the Moneyfacts Awards 2018.

Yorkshire Building Society helps first-time buyers with revamped range

21 May 2018

Yorkshire Building Society has launched a new range of mortgages aimed at helping first-time buyers and borrowers with small deposits, including £1,000 cashback and fee-free mortgages.

For richer or poorer – average wedding savings less then £3,000

16 May 2018

It’s reportedly costing millions with a guest list straight off the pages of Who’s Who, but as Royal Wedding fever hits the UK, Yorkshire Building Society data shows that the average UK bride and groom have somewhat more modest wedding ambitions than Harry and Meghan.

Society's new research into views of first-time buyers

14 May 2018

Our First-Time Buyer Report 2018 reveals the challenges faced by those getting on the property ladder, plus helpful mortgage and savings hints and tips.

Society supporting End Youth Homelessness Week (14-20 May)

11 May 2018

Yorkshire Building Society is backing End Youth Homelessness Week (14-20 May) as part of its partnership with the charity.End Youth Homelessness (EYH) is a national movement to end homelessness among 16-25 year-olds in the UK.

Will Louis be saving a princely sum?l

04 May 2018

Following the birth of Prince Louis, Yorkshire Building Society data suggests His Royal Highness may not be a future king of saving if his name is anything to go by.

Society Group Contact Centre receives industry recognition

30 April 2018

Yorkshire Building Society Group has announced that its customer contact centres have been awarded CCA Global Standard accreditation.

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.

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