Huddersfield Equitable Permanent Benefit Building Society is established by three gentlemen who meet each morning from 5am to 8am in a single room in Huddersfield. Early directors of the Society include a dentist, a shoemaker and a plumber. At the end of the first year there were six borrowers and assets of £4,044 13s 5d.
Bradford Self Help Permanent Building Society is established in St. George's Hall Coffee Tavern. At the end of the first year there were 43 members and assets of £185,000. During its first four years of business the Bradford Permanent opens for just an hour and a half, once a week
The Huddersfield and Bradford Building Societies merge in the largest marriage of two societies to date.
Yorkshire Building Society created its first subsidiary with the formation of employee share plan provider YBS Shareplans.
The Huddersfield & Bradford and West Yorkshire Building Societies merge - the Yorkshire Building Society is born!
Yorkshire Building Society merges with the Haywards Heath Building Society.
Yorkshire Building Society merged with Gainsborough Building Society.
Yorkshire Building Society launched its intermediary-only lending subsidiary Accord Mortgages.
The Yorkshire merges with Barnsley Building Society (with 60,000 members and assets £368m).
The Yorkshire merges with Chelsea Building Society with combined assets of over £30bn, 2.8m members and a network of 178 branches.
The Yorkshire acquires Egg mortgage and savings book, and the Egg brand and merges with the Norwich & Peterborough Building Society.
The Barnsley Building Society brand is retired and the Chelsea Building Society brand becomes online and telephone only. Most branches under these brands are rebranded to Yorkshire Building Society.
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