Building Societies.

Like the banks the building society sector has not been immune from the problems in the financial sector and there are now only 48 remaining mutual building societies as a few have been forced to merge to survive. As well as these 48 there are a few others whose brand name is still used although they are now owned by another building society. The main difference between a building society and a bank is that a building society is owned by the members and a bank by shareholders. Generally the products they offer are mortgages and savings accounts with some of the larger building societies also offering insurance products like home insurance and over 50 life insurance, credit cards and loans.

Below you can find out about are the remaining building societies in the UK and for more detailed information simply click on the name of the society you are interested in.

UK Building Societies.

Barnsley Building Society (part of Yorkshire Building Society) - Permanent Building, Regent Street, Barnsley, South Yorkshire, S70 2EH.

Bath Building Society -
15 Queen Square, Bath, Avon, BA1 2HN.

Beverley Building Society -
57 Market Place, Beverley, East Yorkshire, HU17 8AA.

Britannia, (part of the Co-operative Financial Services (CFS)) -
Britannia House, Cheadle Road, Leek, Staffordshire, ST13 5RA.

Buckinghamshire Building Society -
High Street, Chalfont St Giles, Buckinghamshire, HP8 4QB.

Cambridge Building Society -
PO Box 232, 51 Newmarket Road, Cambridge, CB5 8FF.

Century Building Society -
21-23 Albany Street, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH1 3QW.

Chelsea Building Society  (part of Yorkshire Building Society) -
Thirlestaine Hall, Thirlestaine Road, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL53 7AL.

Cheshire Building Society  (part of of Nationwide Building Society) -
Castle Street, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK11 6AF

The Chorley & District Building Society - Key House, Foxhole Rd, Chorley, Lancashire, PR7 1NZ.

City of Derry Building Society - 43 Carlisle Road, Londonderry, Northern Ireland, BT48 6JJ.

Coventry Building Society - Economic House, PO Box 9, High Street, Coventry, CV1 5QN.

Cumberland Building Society - Cumberland House, Castle Street, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA3 8RX.

Darlington Building Society - Sentinel House, Lingfield Way, Darlington, Co Durham, DL1 4PR.

Derbyshire Building Society (part of Nationwide Building Society) - P O Box 1, Duffield Hall, Duffield, Derby, DE56 1AG.

Dudley Building Society - Dudley House, Stone Street, Dudley, West Midlands, DY1 1NP.

Dunfermline Building Society  (part of Nationwide Building Society) - Caledonia House, Carnegie Avenue, Dunfermline, Fife, KY11 5PJ.

Earl Shilton Building Society - 22 The Hollow, Earl Shilton, Leicester, LE9 7NB.

Ecology Building Society - 7 Belton Road, Silsden, Keighley, West Yorkshire, BD20 0EE.

Furness Building Society - 51-55 Duke Street, Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, LA14 1RT.

Hanley Economic Building Society - Granville House, Festival Park, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST1 5TB.

Harpenden Building Society - Mardall House, 9-11 Vaughan Road, Harpenden, Hertfordshire, AL5 4HU.

Hinckley and Rugby Building Society - 81 Upper Bond Street, Hinckley, Leicestershire, LE10 1DG.

Holmesdale Building Society - 43 Church Street, Reigate, Surrey, RH2 0AE.

Ipswich Building Society - PO Box 547, Freehold House, The Havens, Ipswich, IP3 9WZ.

Krbs, a trading name of OneSavings Bank Plc that is a part of the Kent Reliance Provident Society Group - Reliance House, Sun Pier, Chatham, Kent, ME4 4ET.

Leeds Building Society - 105 Albion Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 5AS.

Leek United Building Society - 50 St Edward Street, Leek, Staffordshire, ST13 5DH.

Loughborough Building Society - 6 High Street, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE11 2QB.

Manchester Building Society - 125 Portland Street, Manchester, M1 4QD.

The Mansfield Building Society - Regent House, Regent Street, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, NG18 1SS.

Market Harborough Building Society - Welland House, The Square, Market Harborough, Leicestershire, LE16 7PD.

Marsden Building Society - 6-20 Russell Street, Nelson, Lancashire, BB9 7NJ.

Melton Mowbray Building Society - Leicester Road, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, LE13 0DB.

Monmouthshire Building Society - John Frost Square, Newport, South Wales, NP20 1PX.

National Counties Building Society - 30 Church Street, Epsom, Surrey, KT17 4NL.

Nationwide Building Society - Nationwide House, Pipers Way, Swindon Wilts, SN38 1NW.

Newbury Building Society - 17 Bartholomew Street, Newbury, Berkshire, RG14 5LY.

Newcastle Building Society - Portland House, New Bridge Street, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 8AL.

Norwich & Peterborough Building Society (N&P) - Peterborough Business Park, Lynch Wood, Peterborough, PE2 6WZ.

Nottingham Building Society - Nottingham House, 5-13 Upper Parliament Street, Nottingham, NG1 2BX.

Penrith Building Society - 7 King Street, Penrith, Cumbria, CA11 7AR.

Principality Building Society - PO Box 89, Principality Buildings, Queen Street, Cardiff, CF1 1UA.

Progressive Building Society - Progressive House, 33-37 Wellington Place, Belfast, BT1 6HH.

Saffron Building Society - Saffron House, 1a Market Street, Saffron Walden, Essex, CB10 1HX.

Scottish Building Society - SBS House, 193 Dalry Road, Edinburgh, EH11 2EF.

Shepshed Building Society - Bull Ring, Shepshed, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE12 9QD.

Skipton Building Society - The Bailey, Skipton, North Yorkshire, BD23 1DN.

Stafford Railway Building Society - 4 Market Square, Stafford, ST16 2JH.

Stroud & Swindon Building Society  (part of Coventry Building Society) - Rowcroft, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL5 3BG.

Swansea Building Society - 11 Cradock Street, Swansea, West Glamorgan, SA1 3EW.

Teachers Building Society - Allenview House, Hanham Road, Wimborne, Dorset, BH21 1AG.

Tipton & Coseley Building Society - 70 Owen Street, Tipton, West Midlands, DY4 8HG.

Vernon Building Society - 19 St Petersgate, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 1HF.

West Bromwich Building Society - 374 High Street, West Bromwich, West Midlands, B70 8LR.

Yorkshire Building Society - Yorkshire House, Yorkshire Drive, Bradford, BD5 8LJ.