Notices
  • Homes for Ukraine - important information can be found here.

  • Monthly savings statements - From May we will be sending future monthly statements of electronic transactions on your savings account by email. More details on how to view your statement and the new process can be found here.

  • Following the Bank of England’s decision to raise the Bank Rate by 0.25% to 1.00% on 5 May 2022, Windfall Bond and Tracker Savings Bond rates will increase by 0.25% from 1 June 2022. We are reviewing our other variable savings rates and will notify customers of any interest rate increase on their account. Tracker mortgages will change on 25 June 2022 and we will write to customers individually with revised payment details where the new rate exceeds the minimum rate (or ‘floor’) already applying to their mortgage. (Notice updated 06/05/2022)

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Intergenerational wealth transfer - you can’t spend it twice!

  • Money & Lifestyle

A report published today on intergenerational transfer of wealth, sponsored by the Family Building Society, explores the effects its having on UK families.

February 2022



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Should we be Spending, Saving or Both in 2021?

  • Covid-19
  • Money & Lifestyle

The principal aim of this historically low rate is to get people spending. Releasing cash into the economy to stoke the engine of recovery, stalled by an economic down-turn driven, of course, by the pandemic.

July 2021

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The Savings Habit

  • Money & Lifestyle
  • Saving for the future
  • Savings

Do we teach our children enough about the importance of saving rather than spending? How can we educate young people so they that they try and start saving as early as they can, with whatever spare cash they may have? A recent experience has taught me that youngsters have far more potential to be habitual savers than we elders might realise. There is hope for a new generation of savers yet.

June 2021

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Time to watch out for a friend in need

  • Covid-19
  • Money & Lifestyle

Is now the winter of our discontent? On the face of it, there is plenty to be gloomy about. After months of lockdown and restrictions on our freedoms of movement, crushing economic consequences and health concerns for family and friends, it would be forgivable to feel down and glum.

October 2020

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Learn, repeat and master

  • Bank of Mum and Dad
  • Family Mortgage

I am teaching my daughter to drive. Or rather, I am trying not to shout and/or burst into tears at every junction, roundabout and parking space.

September 2020

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We’re all going on a Sunak holiday

  • Covid-19
  • Family Mortgage
  • Mortgages

I was talking to a friend of mine over the weekend who gave an interesting (if unfortunate in her case) apocryphal story about the immediate affect of the Chancellor’s Stamp Duty holiday.

July 2020

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