Corporate Governance

Our Memorandum and Rules

Our Memorandum and Rules set out a framework for the kinds of activities the Society can undertake and how it is managed.

The Memorandum sets out the purpose and powers of the Society. The Rules contain various provisions as to how the Society is managed, including requirements relating to membership of the Society and general meetings.

Any change to the Memorandum or Rules has to be approved by members through the passing of a special resolution in a general meeting.

Trust our principles

What is corporate governance?

Corporate governance is a set of best practice principles and processes which depict how an organisation should be run. These guidelines ensure that the organisation is able to fulfil its goals and objectives in a way that benefits its members and other stakeholders such as our colleagues and the local communities in which we serve.

Why it's important to us

As members of our Society, you put your trust in us to look after your money. In return, you can trust the Board to look after your interests by following best practice in corporate governance. We follow the principles and provisions of the UK Corporate Governance Code that are relevant to us, yet not those we believe inappropriate for a building society.

If you'd like more information, as part of the Annual Report and Accounts, we have published a detailed Corporate Governance Report, 2023

Who's on our board

Meet the executive and non-executive
directors who sit on our board and look after the financial interests of the Society and its members.

Who's on our management team

Meet the senior managers who are proud to be part of our team.

The work of our committees

Discover the four committees who
monitor how we manage various
aspects of our Society and make
recommendations to the Board on how
we can improve.

Our financial results

Read the highlights of how the Yorkshire Building Society Group has performed or download the reports to study our finances in more detail. 

Our policies

We have a number of policies in place
to ensure we always behave in the right
way and limit risks of things going wrong.