Building Societies Annual Conference

4th - 7th May 2021

'From COVID-19 to a new mutual economy'


The Building Societies Annual Conference was held on 4th -7th May 2021 as a fully virtual event. The event 'From COVID-19 to a new mutual economy' had four key themes; 'returning to growth' and 'strong and simple' to 'outcomes based on conduct' and 'a business led recovery'.

Attendees can access recording of all session from Wednesday 12th May via the conference platform.

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The Building Societies Annual Conference is the leading event in the sector bringing together over 600 chairmen, chief executives and directors from our member organisations.

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The conference provides a unique platform for your organisation to directly engage and build a dialogue with a senior building society audience.

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Your company brand will be integrated across numerous platforms and opportunities before, during and after the conference.

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We will work closely with you as a key partner to structure a sponsorship package to support your objectives.


The voice for building societies

The Building Societies Association (BSA) is the voice for building societies and for some other mutual financial service providers. Together these organisations serve around 25 million customers across the UK.

Our objective at the BSA is to push for the best outcomes for building societies and our other members from the plethora of new and changing regulation and legislation in the UK and Europe. To do this we work with, amongst others, the UK Government, the EU Commission, Council and Parliament and regulators, especially the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) and the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). In Europe we are a member of the European Association of Co-operative Banks (EACB).

We also speak out on issues that are relevant to building societies and their members (borrowers and savers).  We provide technical information to our members on a huge range of topics.  Our economists and specialist policy teams have expertise covering mortgages and housing; savings; financial policy and legal, governance and compliance matters.

Building societies hold residential mortgage balances of almost £338 billion – this equates to 23% of all outstanding mortgages in the UK. They also hold almost £297 billion of retail deposits – 17% of all such deposits in the UK – including 37% of cash ISA balances. BSA members employ 42,500 full and part-time staff and operate through approximately 1,470 branches.

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